Tips at ENO Wine Bar
I rarely make it out to Georgetown. Somehow it got on my “too far to travel to” category and has yet to make it out. I’m willing to make exceptions for Filomena, 1789, Bourbon Steak and am considering adding, ENO Wine Bar.
As one can gather from the name, ENO highlights wines, including flights of three 2.5oz glasses, local cheeses from Virginia and Pennsylvania, and charcuterie and chocolate pairings. It’s a good choice for a girls night out or a date. It’s not the place to go to if you’re hungry and looking for a large meal, or if you want a good Happy Hour deal.
Here are three recommendations for your first or next visit:
1) Take an ENOversity course. “Enroll” in ENOversity and get your PhD in vino. Okay, maybe not, but you’ll at least learn something. Held once a month, this informal event allows you to chat with featured producers and gives you the option of ordering a flight showcasing three wines from the visiting winery. The special featured flight is only offered on the night of the ENOversity class and ranges between $15 and $20. (You can also get wines by the glass.)
I went to my first ENOversity last week and met Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards in Charlottesville, VA. Coming up on March 11, 2014, you’ll enjoy wine from Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton. Click here to view the schedule (additional classes will be listed soon).
2) Order the Bruschetta Flights
Cheese & Charcuterie are the stars here, but don’t forget the grilled cheese or bruschetta flights, which include a combination of four for $12. My two favorites are the duck bruschetta with duck prosciutto, fig jam, and crème fraiche and the cherry tomato bruscettatomatoes, goat cheese, creème fraiche, and mint.
3) Take in the Atmosphere
Look around the space after you dine. ENO is adjacent to the Four Seasons, but it has a different vibe. Even with three floors, the word that comes to mind is cozy, and the brick walls add to that atmostphere. I love sitting at the top because the atrium-esque build gives you a nice view of the restaurant.
Did you know? ENO also has a cool private dining room. Check it out.