We have been keeping an eye on the progress at Primrose, a French wine bar coming to Brookland. We took these photos recently and were delighted to hear that they are likely opening very soon. From the Washington Post’s food critic Tom Sietsema’s weekly chat session:
…Restaurant veteran Sebastian Zutant and his wife, architect Lauren Winter, are adding something special to the dining scene with a 50-seat, wine-themed bistro called Primrose, expected to open the week before Thanksgiving (knock on wood) at 3000 12th St. NE.
Zutant, a partner in the popular All-Purpose Pizzeria in Shaw and Red Hen in Bloomingdale, plans to highlight natural wines from France, part of the new restaurant’s Gallic focus. “The French do everything better than anyone else: pinot blanc, cheese, fashion,” says Zutant. Primrose will focus on classic French comfort food — steak frites, coq au vin — prepared by chef Eric Schlemmer, previously withSovereign in Georgetown…
Brooklanders already depend on Salumeria 2703 for fantastic freshly made pasta, imported meats, cheese, and dry goods. Now they are raising their game by seeking a beer and wine license. Soon you will be able to grab a bottle of wine to go along with the freshly prepared items, like lasagna – perfect easy dinner. From the ABRA notice:
Retailer “B” selling Italian deli food that includes fresh pasta, cold cuts, and cheeses….Sunday through Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
If all goes well, they should have the license by early July.
This Sunday May 7 there will be a fun event bringing wine and a great cause together. From an email from Wardman Wine:
We are hosting a fundraiser for Dance Place. Wardman Wines will host a tasting of 12 rose wines, after hours May 7th, from 6:30-9pm. Part of the proceeds goes directly to benefit the programming at Dance Place.
Check out the Facebook event page here and get your tickets ($20 each) here – not bad considering you get to try 12 rosé wines. Dance Place is one of our favorite neighborhood amenities, not only do they present a wide variety of programming but they offer tons of programs for kids often at low or no cost. Wardman Wines is located at 625 Monroe Street NE.
Here is a great deal for those looking to check out a ‘paint and sip’ event. From the event page:
On March 3rd, join us for Art Enables’ first ever paint-and-wine night in the Studio Gallery! Local artist Alice Park will be leading a cherry-blossom themed acrylic painting workshop. Your $25/$30 ticket includes paint, a canvas, and two drink tickets (additional wine is available for purchase.) Aprons/smocks/casual clothes are highly encouraged. Doors open at 6, with the workshop running 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Get your tickets here. Art Enables is located in nearby Woodridge at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE.
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