New Year's Eve 2016


New Year's Eve 2016

For New Year's Eve this year, Pilar will be featuring a special Chef’s Tasting Menu in the dining room on December 31st. The $75 tasting menu will feature multiple courses curated by Chef Jesse Miller, and a complimentary glass of bubbles. Reservations are highly encouraged!

Chef's Menu - Regular

Amuse: Puffed Salmon Skin & Salmon Roe; Fried Pork Skin with Jalapeno Relish; Crispy Chicken Skin with Chicken Mousse; and Potato Skin with Onion Dip

First Course: Ankimo torchon, umeboshi chutney, adzuki beans, cucumber

Second Course: Grilled escarole, iberico bacon, warm boquerones dressing

Third Course: Duck and foie gras sausage, truffle whipped potatoes

Fourth Course: Ramen nest, soft egg, tonkotsu, chili

Fifth Course: Hamachi, kombu pickle, scallion oil, daikon yuzu emulsion

Sixth Course: Beef Tasting - Heart Tartar; Slow-cooked Tendon; Braised Belly; Grilled Ribeye; and Marrow

Vegetarian Menu

Amuse: Potato Skins with Onion Dip; Tomato Skins with Olive Relish; Tofu Skin & Soy; and Radish with Sea Salt

First Course: Mushroom torchon, umeboshi chutney, cultured cream, brown butter

Second Course: Grilled escarole, blue cheese, soft egg, garlic crumb

Third Course: Veggie terrine, truffle whipped potatoes

Fourth Course: Ramen nest, soft egg, dashi, chili

Fifth Course: Salt-baked turnips, olive oil, daikon emulsion, turnip greens

Sixth Course: Mushroom Tasting - Fried Maitakes; Marinated & Grilled Shiitakes; Buttery Honshimeji; and Duxelle Mousse

Both menus finish with Chocolate truffles (shaved white chocolate, pistachio, sea salt) and Baked Alaska for dessert.

The regular menu will not be available; however, a limited a la carte menu will be available downstairs. Ring in 2017 late night with a midnight toast and DJ/dancing starting around 11:30pm.



Come Celebrate Papa's Birthday with Us!

Tuesday, July 21st is Hemingway’s birthday. Without him there’d be no Pilar, so we’re commemorating what would have been Papa’s 116th birthday that night with a special EH-inspired menu from Executive Chef Jesse Miller along with classic Hemingway cocktails made with Pilar Rum. The bar also will have (yet to-be-determined) happy hour specials from 5 to 7pm and a punch all night.

Tuesday night’s birthday menu includes:

Breakfast radish, sea salt, cultured butter, rustico $4

Pickled mushrooms $3

Chilled cucumber soup, dill, fried leeks $7

Lobster salad, smoked egg, tarragon vinaigrette, fried capers $14

Braised octopus salad, chili vinaigrette, nasturtium leaves $13

Boises avocado grilled, dressed with cilantro $7

Duck egg omelet, confit, cultured butter, shaved black truffle, duck crackilings $15

Pilar rabbit stew, paprika, chickpeas $12

Curry of wild partridge over rice $13

House ham & chorizo spaghetti, cuban pork broth, bread $14

Suckling pig, salsa verde, garlic potatoe salad  $14

Fried baby eels, garlic aioli  $9   

Menu is subject to change. No reservations required but suggested!  



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Thrillist has listed Pilar as one of DC's 10 most under-appreciated restaurants.

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