America’s First Certified Organic Restaurant Turns 35!
This year, we are thrilled to be celebrating our 35th anniversary where we will be featuring a 3-course menu every Wednesday for the month of March for $35.
Three Course Retro Menu
Hot Vichyssoise with Chives
Chicken Liver Pâté with Green Peppercorns
Mixed Green Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Broiled Rainbow Trout with Lemon, Capers, Potatoes, Greens
Turkish Chicken with Apricots, Almonds, Honey, Rice, Greens.
Housemade Fettucine Provençale with Tomato Sauce, Black Olives, Parmesan
Chocolate Almond Cake with Whipped Cream
Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
Assorted Sorbets with Cookie
A little bit about Restaurant Nora – In 1979, Restaurant Nora opened its doors in a 19th century red brick corner building in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. This site originally housed a grocery store and an upstairs apartment for the owners, and the current main dining room served as a stable for the horses that delivered the groceries. The restaurant represents the vision of Nora Pouillon, who, with the help of her two partners, Steven and Thomas Damato, has always been a proponent of a sustainable lifestyle and believes that the most important element is organic, seasonal, local food prepared in a flavorful, balanced, healthy way. In 1999, Restaurant Nora became the nation’s first certified organic restaurant, which means that at least 95% of all ingredients must be produced by certified organic farmers, growers, and suppliers. The menu changes daily, offering a la carte items and a four-course chef’s tasting menu. The wine list presents over 100 exceptional wines from small producers, many of them using organically grown grapes and sustainable practices.