Celebrate Ernest Hemingway’s 117th Birthday at Bar Pilar Thursday

bar pilar
1833 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Papa’s 117th Birthday

Thursday, July 21st is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday & without him, there’d be no Pilar. To celebrate what would be Papa’s 117th birthday, Chef Jesse Miller will be offering a special EH-inspired menu throughout the restaurant, and special guest bartender Chantal Tseng will have a selection of literary cocktails available at the upstairs bar all night. Stop in, grab a bite to eat, & raise a glass to Papa! No reservations required but suggested.

Some of the menu items that will be on Chef Miller’s birthday menu, include:

Grilled Head-on Prawns with avocado, black pepper and lime

Ropa Vieja – shredded Cuban brisket, green pepper, cumin, molasses & roasted garlic served over rice

Lobster with artichoke, white wine, lemon and Cipollini onions

Radish with cultured butter and baguette

Drunken Rabbit Stew

Cuban Spaghetti with slow-roasted pork and chicken in a Cuban broth

East African Curried Squab and rice

Whole Snapper Escabiche with baby carrots

Slow-Roasted beef on white toast with béarnaise and soft egg

Half or Whole Roasted Duck with Marsala and a saffron rice

Drinks by Chantal include:

“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” – Plymouth Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, orange bitters

“The Old Man & the Sea” – Cana Brava Rum, fresh grapefruit, fresh lime, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

“The Doctor & the Doctor’s Wife” – Alexandro Manzanilla Sherry, Famous Grouse Scotch, Oudinot Brut Champagne

“The Butterfly & the Tank” – Butterfly Absinthe, Torres Imperial Brandy, fresh lemon juice, Bohigas Brut Cava, brandied cherry

“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” – Famous Grouse Scotch, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Dolin Genepy, Soda

“The Sun Also Rises” (punch) – Copper & Kings Apple Brandy, Casa Mariol Spanish Vermouth Negro, fresh lemon juice, Jack Rudy grenadine, nutmeg”