Menu [Photos: R. Lopez]
Frederik de Pue's multi-concept makeover of Azur is almost here. Menu will open Friday at 405 8th St. NW, and it will include a market, a casual bar/cafe and a chef's table experience. The design looks very different from Azur, with earth tones, lots of wood, and reclaimed items like barn doors and shutters accenting the space.
The market will be located on the ground floor, with produce for sale from local farms like Bounty Hill and Chapel Hills Farm. There will also be local charcuterie, dairy products and specialty items like oils and chips. Takeout options like sandwiches and pastries by Jason Gehring will be sold, too, along with wine and beer. They plan to host cooking demos in the space and other events.
BistroBar has room for 50 people, and it's on the third and fourth floors of the space. There is free wi-fi, bar bites, coffee, lots of beer and wine and cocktails. They plan to offer complimentary bites with the drinks. It will open January 30.
Meanwhile, on the second floor lies Menu Kitchen, which will showcase five ingredients available at the market in its $65 fixed price menu. Think dishes like casseroles, slow roasts and stews.
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