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The menu at Plume, the fine dining restaurant at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C., is comprised of multi-course tastings that change with the seasons. The prixe fixe menu is usually priced at $98 per person. You can expect to find items such as Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Tea with Jumbo Lump Crab, Chili Oil Pearls, Black Sesame and Tomato and Beeswax Poached King Salmon with Tri Color Vichy Carrots, Bee Pollen Roe and a Green Carrot Sauce. Each prix fixe meal at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant includes a chef's gift of an amuse bouche, an appetizer, entrée, pre-dessert, dessert and petit fours.
For a longer dining experience that further reflects the food philosophy of executive chef Ralf Schlegel, order one of the tasting menus offered at the D.C. restaurant. During our visit, the tasting menu was $115 (without wine), and included game and other unique meats such as venison, rabbit, game hen and pheasant.
The tasting menu can include wine pairings: You can enjoy the "Classic Wine Experience” for $200 or the "Premium Wine Experience" for $280.