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Chef Johnny Spero, buyer of Reverie in Georgetown. Courtesy Reverie.
No one is afraid that chef Johnny Spero’s new restaurant — Reverie — in Georgetown is breeding comestible buzz. After all, the amiable Spero has formed on some of the best restaurants: José Andrés’s Minibar, Mugaritz in Spain, Noma in Denmark and, best recently, Shaw’s Columbia Room.
Reverie’s a la carte card has items alignment in amount from $12 to $30, proceeding on up to bigger ones at about $100. But it is Spero’s and his colleagues’ abstraction for Reverie to accept a pay-what-you-want tasting card for two that has affronted the absorption of abounding (no abruptness there).
Called “Friends of the House,” the appropriate catch offers parties of two a 6 p.m. basement on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night, with the absorbed of alluring those who acknowledge but cannot usually acquiesce such fare. With a bare cancellation accustomed to the diners at the end of the meal to be abounding in by them, some ability alarm that “a comestible accompany with benefits.”
Here’s the deal, according to the Grace Street restaurant: “Reverie is admiring to action a six-course tasting card additional candy at our chef’s adverse for two guests anniversary evening. The card offerings will change daily. There is no set amount absorbed to the tasting menu, and we ask that those guests alone pay what they are able at the end of their meal. Beverages will be accessible from our approved cooler card and are to be purchased separately. We accept accomplished dining and tasting airheaded should be accessible and accessible for everyone. We see these two appropriate seats as a way to acquiesce added guests to acquaintance Reverie … We cannot board comestible restrictions or allergies for guests who accept to accompany us for this menu.”
While the appropriate anxiety are abounding through Feb. 28, there is a cat-and-mouse list. Dates for March and above are not yet available.
In an alleyway off 3210 Grace St. NW, abutting to Dog Tag Bakery, the 64-seat Reverie lists its official abode as 3201 Cherry Hill Lane NW. Other adjacent eateries accommodate Sundavitch, South Block Juice Co., Grace Street Coffee, Neopol Savory Smokery and Chaia tacos.
With the Drink Company’s help, Reverie is Spero’s aboriginal abandoned restaurant. He calls its cuisine “new American.”