Violetta Markelou Photography 2011Maybe you’re a forever fan, have the boxed Blu-ray collection, or remember the first time you swooned over 007 at the movies.  Here’s an excuse to be decadent, as the James Bond Dinners continue.  On May 23rd, Part 003-The Power and Prowess of the Bond Girls is celebrated.

“M” thinks he’s “a sexist, misogynistic dinosaur” [GoldenEye]

Fair enough; but the fair sex, whether they play for the side of good or evil, always manages to make each mission of Agent 007 more interesting.  Seduction, one way or the other, is standard operating procedure. 

Bond Girls epitomize glamour and adventure, turn feminism on its head, and make the fight worth fighting. In honor of Ian Fleming’s birth-month, and the 50th anniversary of his creation of James Bond, The Jefferson, DC hosts an evening devoted to The Spy Who Loved Me.
With a “secret” selection of courses, each named for our favorite Bond Girls – and every bit as delectable – the code breaking cuisine of executive chef Chris Jakubiec has a license to thrill. With each pairing, Wine Director, Advanced Sommelier, and Bond-aficionado Michael Scaffidi, reveals a streak of the femme fatale. 

The reception wine, whose translated name means “the wall of the Virgin,” hails from a thousand-year-old vineyard. 

The fine sake accompanying the “Kissy Suzuki” course will be served by costumed geishas; and the 2003 Dom Pérignon offered with the “Tiffany Case” course reports for night duty bearing a glow-in-the-dark label…
JeffersonJamesBond_PlaceSetting_Credit to Violetta Markelou“PUSSY GALORE”
An assortment of Mini Tacos in Wonton Shells
“TIFFANY CASE” / Diamonds Are Forever
A Present of Diamonds & Pearls: Poached Oyster, Green Apple, Ginger, Oyster Foam (presented on plate with faux diamonds/ crystals).  Moët et Chandon, “Dom Pérignon,” Epernay Champagne 2003
“KISSY SUZUKI” / You Only Live Twice
The Bite of a Sweet Kiss: Red Miso Vinaigrette, Shaved Raw Asparagus, Yuzu Sorbet.  Manabito, Ginjo, Sake MV
Thinking with your Head: Head Cheese Terrine, Mache, Grain Mustard, Black Truffle Flor di Pingus, Ribera del Duero Spain 2007

“CONTESSA TERESA DI VICENZO” / On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
The Tender Touch of Royalty: Veal Scallopini Milano, Mushroom, Leek, Chianti Jus Montevertine, “La Pergole Torte,” Tuscany 2008
“DOMINO DERVAL” / Thunderball
Stacking The Suspense: Sumatra Coffee Dacquoise, Raspberry Gelée, White Chocolate & Orange Mousse.  Gonzalez Byass, Pedro Ximenez, “Noe 30 Año,” Jerez, Sherry NV   and CHOCOLATE-DIPPED SHORTBREAD 007’s
The formal dinner begins with a reception in The Jefferson’s Book Room and continues in the alluring elegance of the Wine Room.  The prix-fixe menu, with wine pairings, is $285 per person.  Reservations are imperative. Secure yours by calling Plume at The Jefferson, DC: 202.448.2301 .

Be sure to retrieve your gold lamé from the cleaners!

The Jefferson, DC | 1200 16th Street, NW Washington DC 20036 | 202.448.2300 | Photo credit to Violetta Markelou.