Métier (address and info) & Kinship (address and info)
Mt. Vernon Square
Eric impressed with his finesse for a decade at CityZen. Since its shuttering, the chef, who has also cooked at The French Laundry, has been nesting on two restaurants that stomp out the norm. Take Kinship opening Dec/Jan. Instead of appetizers and entrées, the modern American menu has: ingredients, craft, history, decadence, and for-the-table. “Some people are going to struggle with it,” he admits. The decadence section is home to lobster French toast, which no one will struggle with. Métier, on the other hand, belongs in Europe or New York, but hopefully we’ll get it. Opening in early 2016, the restaurant is accessible by private elevator from Kinship. “It’s Alice in Wonderland going down the rabbit hole,” Eric says (we prefer an Eyes Wide Shut comparison). Your night starts with a drink and menu selection in a salon with high fashion furniture before you’re unshed into a small dining room serving a seven-course tasting menu for $150. “It’s a celebratory experience; it’s about hospitality, luxury, indulgence, and magic,” Eric says.