Say Hello to Ñusta, Macchu Pisco’s Luxury Pisco Release
Dec31

Say Hello to Ñusta, Macchu Pisco’s Luxury Pisco Release

Macchu Pisco unveiled a new premium pisco this year, Ñusta, calling it the world’s first luxury pisco. Only 100 bottles were released, each made from a whopping 30 pounds of grapes. At a recent dinner held at Bourbon Steak, Macchu Pisco founder and distiller Melanie Asher showcased the stunning expression. Ñusta, which translates to Inca Princess in the ancient Quechua language, is a mosto verde pisco, and is also a puro made...

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Branching out Beyond Whiskey: Brandy, Barrel-Aged Gin & Pisco
Sep03

Branching out Beyond Whiskey: Brandy, Barrel-Aged Gin & Pisco

While whiskey is always my go-to, it’s fun to branch out, too. Here’s a round-up of some of my recent published stories on a range of other spirits. Eater: Barrel-Aged Gin Barrel-aged gins, particularly when made by whiskey distillers using their whiskey mash bills, are a unique whiskey-gin hybrid. Learn about the special breed and what the story is this guide. Washington Post Express: Pisco Pisco is gaining traction...

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Review: China Chilcano is Crushing It
Apr02

Review: China Chilcano is Crushing It

Visiting José Andrés‘ new China Chilcano in Washington DC: China Chilcano from José Andrés opened at the start of the year to rave reviews. The Peruvian tapas joint, nestled into Andrés dominated Penn Quarter, focuses on the multicultural culinary influences of Peru. A few months in, is China Chilcano living up to the hype? On a recent visit, they crushed it out of the park. The culinary mash-up of China Chilcano includes...

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2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Specials & Events Around D.C.
Mar16

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Specials & Events Around D.C.

Your Guide to All Things Food & Drink for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.: Crowds. Metro delays. Cold or hot weather spells which ruin your carefully planned “peak” visit. Sounds like you need some good food and drink. Luckily, D.C. celebrates its annual Cherry Blossom Festival with a variety of special events, parties and deals, along with plenty of creative dishes and libations. Take a look to...

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The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates
Jan20

The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates

Man Talk Food has been away for a month, and we definitely have some catching up to do. Of course, we won’t be able to go back and cover everything we missed. Nevertheless, he have an absolutely mammoth round-up here with our 2015 debut of the D.C. Restaurant Buzz. This is a big one, folks. Strap yourself in and let’s get started… News from DC Heavyweights, José Andrés & Richard Sandoval *** Andrés: China...

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