Washington, DC

1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval’s newly opened El Centro D.F. Georgetown, located at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007, will begin hosting a weekly series of tequila and mezcal tastings, running throughout the fall. This new series will begin Wednesday, September 18th from 5 PM to 7 PM at the second floor bar. Guests will have an opportunity to sample five varieties of Patrón Tequila: Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Patron XO Café, and Patron XO Cocoa. El Centro D.F. Georgetown’s Bar Manager Joel Mann will lead the tastings along with a representative from each supplier. The tequila and mezcal tastings are free, and open to the public. A calendar of upcoming tastings through November 13th is listed below:

Wednesday, September 18th

(five tequilas will be available)
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Patron XO Café, Patron XO Cocoa

Wednesday, September 25th

(six tequilas will be available)
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, Select Barrel Reserve Blanco, Reposado, Anejo

Wednesday, October 2nd

(six tequilas will be available)
El Destilador, El Caudillo, Penacho, Don Celso, Arette Unique, El Llano

Wednesday, October 9th

(three tequilas and three mezcals will be available)
MEZCAL Del Maguey Vida, Crema, Espadin
TEQUILA Pueblo Viejo Blanco, Reposado, Anejo

Tuesday, October 15th

(three tequilas will be available)
Jalapeno, Tropical, Cocoa

Wednesday, October 16th

(three tequilas will be available)
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo

Wednesday, October 23rd

(six tequilas will be available)
Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo

Wednesday, October 30th

(three tequilas will be available)
Blue, Reposado, Anejo

Wednesday, November 6th

(three tequilas will be available)
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo

Wednesday, November 13th

(three tequilas will be available)
Blanco, Reposado, Anejo

El Centro D.F. Georgetown is home to a diverse selection of over 225 tequilas, including blancos, reposados, anejos, premium, micro and house-infused options ranging in price from $8 to $150. A vertical tasting is available for $25, which features tequilas made with different aging techniques. A horizontal tasting comparing three tequilas made by different distilleries is another option with prices ranging from $18 to $32. In addition, a micro-tequila tasting can be enjoyed for $25, as well as a premium tasting of three high-end tequilas for $75. For those seeking an alternative to traditional tequila, the menu at El Centro D.F. features over 45 different mezcals ranging from $8 to $40, as well as a mezcal tasting highlighting three unique selections for $25.

Also available are a variety of house-infused tequilas crafted at the restaurant. These infusions include strawberry-basil infused 100% agave tequila; watermelon & cucumber infused 100% agave tequila; pineapple & habanero infused 100% agave tequila; grilled pineapple infused 100% agave tequila; cilantro infused 100% agave tequila; tamarind infused 100% agave tequila; guava infused 100% agave tequila; rosemary infused 100% agave tequila; Granny Smith green apple infused 100% agave tequila, as well as strawberry chile infused 100% agave tequila. These infusions will be incorporated into El Centro’s specialty cocktails. Highlights include the El Centro Margarita made with house-made mango or strawberry puree, the Mojito Mexicano with El Jimador, lime, mint and chili-ginger, and the Red and Smoky with Vida Mezcal, chili-ginger, and hibiscus agua-fresca. Frozen margaritas will also be available throughout the restaurant along with house-made sodas. Prices range from $9 a glass, $22 for a half-carafe and $40 for a full carafe.

At El Centro D.F. Georgetown, lunch is served Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Happy Hour is available nightly from 5 PM to 7 PM and boasts $4 featured libations. Additionally, the restaurant will showcase $6 specialty dishes nightly from 5 PM to 9 PM. For late night fun, from 11 PM to 2 AM, El Centro’s patrons will enjoy a special menu inspired by Mexican street food, with every item priced at $6 and available in the Taqueria. Weekend bottomless brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Dinner is served daily throughout the restaurant from 4 PM to 11 PM. Lounge service will be available Friday and Saturday 11 PM to 3 AM.”


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