A single cocktail for $14? Meh. You can now throw down $38 for libations—served in a French press no less—at just-opened Provision No. 14 on 14th Street NW. To be fair, these cocktails are 34 ounces, which is more than a bottle of wine, with four to five servings. The "large format" cocktails come in four flavors with various fruits and herbs that are infused into the drink as you press down.
The new restaurant, located where Mexican restaurant Diego used to be, is also getting in on the boozy slushies game with frozen Moscow mules. Mai-tais on tap are available for $10 a glass or $36 for a bottle. Other cocktails ($11-$14) have trend-ready ingredients like popcorn-infused rum and "hop water." If all that's a little too overwrought for your tastes, the restaurant will give diners complimentary bubbly for its grand opening tonight from 4 to 11 p.m.
Like the French press cocktails, many of the dishes—or "communal platters"—are meant for groups. The opening menu, which is still being fine-tuned, includes family-style servings of miso lamb ribs, whole roasted cod loin, and a Filipino whole pork leg dish called pata that's braised, hung to dry for a day, then deep-fried.
In the spirit of unique menu headers, Provision No. 14 calls the small plate section of its menu "collection." Dishes range from a gourmet Hot Pocket to pheasant roulade with barley risotto and pickled blueberries. Executive chef James Duke and chef de cuisine John Leavitt, who both helped open Driftwood Kitchen on H Street NE, also have a number of homemade pastas, including one with lamb and mustard greens. The burger—with foie gras, truffle, goat cheese, and lobster—costs $19. But it's far from the most expensive patty around town.
Take a look at the full food and drink menus below.
Provision No. 14, 2100 14th St. NW; (202)-827-4530; provisiondc.com
Photos courtesy Provision No. 14