The Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant is celebrating the run of “Hamilton” with specialty cocktails that pay homage to the cult Broadway musical.
The specially designed “Ten Dollar Menu” — a nod to the currency that features the first Secretary of the Treasury right on its front — at the rooftop dining spot also doubles as a drinkable history lesson. The “Raise a Glass to Freedom” beer cocktail (Port City porter, Captain Morgan spiced rum, lime and brown sugar syrup) is a riff on a Colonial-era drink that draws on Hamilton’s Caribbean background. And a $10 dessert, a chocolate crunch choux puff with vanilla ice cream, was a known favorite of Hamilton’s when he dined at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning musical opens on Tuesday, June 12 and runs through Sunday, September 16 here in D.C. Thousands of fans lined up in late March to try to score a ticket. The “Hamilton”-themed cocktails and desserts will only appear on the menu during its run.
The restaurant serves dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. before concert hall and opera house evening performances; there’s also a buffet brunch on Sunday.
Its new executive chef Matt Shourds’ spring menu includes starters like Virginia asparagus soup with buttermilk yogurt, almonds, and biryani spice, as well as mains such as seared sea scallops with cherry pepper chorizo emulsion, cauliflower, and fennel puree.