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Ritz-Carlton D.C. Gets A Rosé Garden, Too

Expect seasonally inspired drinks and snacks

So much rosé this summer.
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Count The Ritz-Carlton D.C. as the latest spot to create a setup around the wildly popular pink drink.

Starting May 5, the secluded outdoor patio will transform every Friday of the summer from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. into a Rosé Garden.

The hotel aims to replicate a scene out of the French Riviera: The Rosé Flight includes three different rosé blends, and there are also cocktails like ‘Brigitte Bardot’ with Lillet Rosé, Giffard Crème de Pech, grapefruit juice, grapefruit bitters and sparkling rosé.

Complementary bites include Chesapeake Bay oysters with cucumber granite and Osetra caviar; glazed pork belly with port wine and crispy yuca; and grilled watermelon with prosciutto di Parma and crumbled feta.

Regular happy hour favorites from the bar such as truffle pomme frites, and roasted bone marrow will also be available upon request in the garden.

Meanwhile, its sister hotel (The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown) also has a new starring drink. It just created a specialty cocktail in honor of Jean-Michel Cousteau, who’s staying at the hotel and speaking on Capitol Hill about climate change.

The Explorer will stay on its spring/summer cocktail menu, with $1 from each sale going to his foundation, the Ocean Futures Society. Cousteau was downing the drink — it’s got pineapple-Infused pisco, lime juice and simple syrup, topped with a pineapple “glacier” — on the patio on Wednesday with an intimate group.