Washington, DC New Menu Report: 5/4/16

Go Italian for brunch, enjoy charitable shakes, sip wines, and explore the cuisines of India this week

Bombay Club

This May, explore the cuisine of India, region by region, at The Bombay Club.

This week in D.C., brunch is now being served at Bar Civita, magnum wines are being poured at Blue Duck, and The Bombay Club is offering culinary tours of key regions in India. In other menu news, if you crave the carbs and calories of a rich custard-based ice cream milk shake, don’t miss the fundraising campaign at Shake Shack. They are partnering with No Kid Hungry to bring an end to childhood hunger. Every cent of the money ($2 or more) collected from donations at Shake Shacks around the country goes to the cause. And the best part? Donors that participate in the campaign get a complimentary custard shake as a thank you. Looks like a great week to succumb to the allure of alimentation.

Bar Civita
Can you believe it? Bar Civita in Woodley Park just celebrated its one year anniversary. And now its ready to offer both a brunch buffet and an À la carte menu every Saturday and Sunday. Check it out from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and here’s the menu link to help you decide what to eat. We love all the American and Italian dishes but especially enjoy the Marcella’s Frittata made with provolone, macaroni, and spring vegetables, as well as, the Bar Civita Donuts. The buffet is just $20 for adults and $8 for children. This has to be the best value for brunch, breakfast, or dinner.

Blue Duck Tavern
In case you missed last week’s 411 about the return of the weekly “Blue Duck Uncorked” wine program at Blue Duck Tavern, which started this week; pas de panique! Even if you miss next week’s gig, you have every Tuesday to catch up until July 26. Head over to Blue Duck next Tuesday and from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Blue Duck is pouring one specially selected rare magnum not found on the restaurant’s featured wine list. Blue Duck Tavern general manager, Joseph Cerione, is the man behind the wine selections and we are sure you will want to try each vintage by the glass. For just $30 per glass it’s a steal. The selection for next Tuesday, May 10 is an elegant red that is in a class by itself: Château Branaire Duluc-Ducru St.-Julien Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux 1979.

The Bombay Club
Have you ever dreamed of visiting India to savor its regional culinary? If so, brunch at The Bombay Club should be on your calendar. They have just started serving Sunday brunch and have turned the menu into a journey of the senses that explores the food of its regions one plate at a time. From May 1 to May 29, you can try different dishes prepared by the restaurant’s extraordinary executive chef, Nilesh Singhvi. On May 1 the featured regional cuisine was Goan; May 8 the dishes will be from the Mughlai region; May 15 chef Singhvi will prepare dishes from Hyderabad in the south; May 22 celebrates the food of the northwest region of Punjab; and May 29 the featured cuisine hails from another northwestern state, Rajasthan, which is near the border with Pakistan. This culinary journey is priced at $29 per person or $41 for bottomless mimosas and Champagne (excluding tax and gratuity).

Shake Shack
April showers may bring May flowers, but Shake Shack is bringing its own agenda this month with the Great American Shake Sale. All through May, Shake Shack and No Kid Hungry are working to raise awareness about childhood hunger and help raise much needed funds to support No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger across America. This month, if you donate $2 or more dollars to No Kid Hungry while at a Shake Shack, you will receive a card for complimentary, hand-spun custard shake, redeemable on your next visit. 100% of all the donations will go directly to chapters of No Kid Hungry across America and if you want to see a calendar of the dates for the featured custards take a look at the custard calendar here.

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Summer Whitford is the D.C. Editor and a food, drink and travel writer at The Daily Meal. You can follow her on Twitter @FoodandWineDiva and on Instagram at thefoodandwinediva. Read more of her stories here.

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