Get the royal treatment at Eric Ziebold’s ultra-fine dining spot Métier.
“Everyone, at least once in their life, wants to be treated like a king or queen,” says chef and restaurateur Eric Ziebold of the inspiration behind his newest restaurant, Métier, in Shaw. With its seven-course, $200 tasting menu, Métier resides beneath Kinship, an à la carte spot also run by Ziebold and wife Célia Laurent. If Kinship is a once-a-week affair, then Métier is more like once-a-lifetime.
“What everyone has been commenting on so far is the level of intimacy,” says the chef of the 36-seat restaurant. That impression carries through with the menu, which reads like chapters in Ziebold’s life. The first course—a “loaded baked potato with caviar”—comes from a dish he once served for the prime minister of Japan.
Dessert is a shortcake recipe inspired by Ziebold’s mother, and dinner concludes with a tableside roasting of marshmallow ice cream to accompany—what else—s’mores. The most exciting dish is a poached Alaskan halibut—buttery-rich, with a full-bodied taste of the sea—served in a bowl designed to look like a sea urchin shell. Says Ziebold, “Our goal is to whet your appetite… while also stimulating your senses.” 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-7500