June was a great month for Idle Cellars. Ari and Ben spent a week on the East Coast spreading the Idle Livin’ mantra and indulging in the culinary mastery of some of the areas finest. The week started off with an underground dinner with Tyes and Rick Cook at Cook’s DC whose menu was to die for:
The table was beautifully set and each course brought a new array of taste treats and unique pairings.
We were able to get a few pictures of the food before we got caught up in the meal, the wine, and the great company.
The striped bass and baby clam ceviche with crispy soft crab, snap peas and Leche de Tigre paired with our newly released 2014 Viognier.
The Pennsylvania Smoked Sturgeon with pâté, wild mushrooms and black kimchi. Paired with our 2011 and 2012 Idle Cellars Grenache.
Plating the 80-day dry-aged Shenandoah Beef Loin with anchovy toast crumbs and cabbage confit that was paired with our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.
We continued our Idle adventure in D.C. with an hour long wine tasting with Tony at Cleveland Park Wine who did a masterful job of sketching our portraits:
Ben looks pretty good in the abstract.
Ari should go Ginger in real life…
We wrapped up the week with Chef Nick Palermo at the Barrel & Crow and a masterfully paired dinner with an exceptional menu at an affordable price:
We highly recommend stopping by for a meal if you’re in the Bethesda area and be sure to also pay a visit to our friends at The Iron Bridge Wine Company whose knowledge of wine and food is sure to make for a wonderful visit.
We can’t wait to get back for our next visit. Thanks to all who made it such a great trip.
Ari and Ben