For those Washington residents who were heartbroken when renowned chef Eric Ziebold's modern American fare restaurant CityZen closed in late 2014, dry your tears and get ready to make reservations.
Ziebold, along with partner Celia Laurent, will be bringing not one but two new restaurants to the nation's capital this winter.
Renowned chef Eric Ziebold recently opened Kinship featuring an a la carte menu — Photo courtesy of Kinship
Capital foodies got 2016 off to a great start when Kinship opened its doors as the calendars changed to a new year. Featuring modern American fare, the venue features an a la carte menu.
While perusing the menu, guests will notice selections are put into different categories: craft, history, ingredients, indulgence and for the table.
Each section is meant to convey what inspires them when they think about food. Craft, for example, showcases a specific cooking technique while history looks back on classics and dishes Ziebold has had while traveling.
Recent craft offerings include torchon of white mushroom and warm smoked sturgeon. History dishes include turmeric braised celtuce and Kinship stroganoff.
The dessert menu is divided in the same manner and features enticing selections such as valrhona guanaja custard cake, sticky toffee pudding, and bahibe chocolate tart. Coffee, organic tea and dessert wines are also available.
Open for dinner only, be sure to keep an eye out on social media because Kinship plans to open for Sunday brunches in late January. The restaurant may seat up to 59 guests, plus a 15-seat bar that features a lounge and fireplace.
The second restaurant, Metier, is set to open in early February and will showcase a seven-course tasting menu influenced by seasons, travel, culture and history. With only 36 seats, this venue is designed for a more intimate dinner-only setting with partial views of the kitchen and a private salon.
Both venues are located in the same Seventh Street NW building which dates back to the early 1900s. Kinship occupies the first floor while Metier will receive guests by private elevator in the bi-level space.
D.C. native and admired designer Darryl Carter devised the interior settings for each venue, which aim to convey an elegant yet comfortable environment mixing antique materials with modern details.
If you choose to drive, Kinship offers nightly valet services. To access this destination by Metro, take the Mount Vernon Square station.