We had so much fun pairing local wines with local foods at our August Summer School class! Favorites from our students included Jefferson Chardonnay with Genoa Cheese Ravioli; White Hall Petit Verdot with Grilled Skirt Steak; and Black Ankle Terra Dulce Dessert Wine with Bay Blue Cheese.  


Our last session of Summer School will be this Saturday, September 29th, from 1- 3pm.  Join our Wine Director, Leah Cheston and Country Vintner Zone Leader, Jason Whiteside to explore their favorite regions and styles of fortified wine including Sherry, Madeira and Port. Learn the different techniques and traditions involved in making these classic styles.  Discover the versatility of fortified wine as we taste each wine and pair them with their perfect food partner. 


The cost is $55 per person. Reserve your space by contacting Natalie Christenson at 202.730.2508 or email events@risdc.com.

By Leah on September 25, 2012

During the month of September, RIS salutes the beginning of school with our "Back to School" Lunch Club Menu. Chef Ris has taken your favorite cafeteria classics and is serving them with a sophisticated twist.


Start with Alphabet Soup, chicken soup with kale, wheat berries and barley, sweet potato and mushrooms, or Pizza, grilled flatbread with avocado, tomatoes, feta, yogurt and grilled onions. Mac and Cheese is served grown-up style with wild mushrooms, caramelized onions and spinach with stewed tomatoes. RIS' Chicken Salad Sandwich is served on a toasted potato roll with rice, grapes, walnuts, apricots and sherry-sage mayo, and your choice of potato chips or tater tots. (Who doesn't like tater tots?)


What's the best part of school lunch? Dessert! We salute the all-American classic PB&J with our PB&J Ice Cream Sandwich. Our version of "milk and cookies" is a Chocolate Milkshake with chocolate chip cookies. Or for a simple sweet ending, an Apple & Cheese. As always, our Lunch Club Series is 3 courses for only $25. 


Our bartenders have an apple for the teacher, the Teacher’s Lounge cocktail. Absolut Orient Apple Vodka, Prosecco, apple, cranberry and ginger juices with Baked Apple bitters.


Take a recess from your workday and join us!

By Leah on September 4, 2012

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