Unlike fetch, Lambrusco is happening, at least where The Partisan's wine director, Brent Kroll is concerned. Forget restaurant week, this week it's all about Lambrusco at the meat-centric restaurant in Penn Quarter. Over the course of the week, August 11-17 the restaurant will be featuring seven different "meat-friendly" wines from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
Each night Kroll and his team will offer a different Lambrusco at $6 a glass, alternatively you can select a flight of three, five or seven Lambrusco and Charcuterie pairings for $18, $27 or $35 respectively. With pairings including a Vecchia Modena from the Chiarli Winery in Northern Italy and a Mortadella from Red Apron (my personal favorite) or a Rossa Viola paired with a Sweet Bologna there is plenty to choose from. And if you get the chance to snag a few minutes with Kroll you'll be a little more the wiser on this underrated wine.
The Partisan, 709 D St, NW, Washington DC (closest metro: Gallery Place or Penn Quarter)