Cherry vinaigrette dresses a spinach salad tossed with honey-soaked cippoline onions, Gorgonzola dolce, and dried cherries ($8).
The Cerise en Fleur ($11)—made with cherry vodka, shochu, St. Louis Kriek, aloe vera, and lemon—is a refreshing cocktail that’s not too syrupy.
Leon Baker’s dessert menu includes a cherry-chocolate linzertorte with tangerine granita, orange-blossom liquid, and chocolate crumbles ($9).
Roof Terrace Restaurant
The Kennedy Center’s dining room is serving an entrée of duck with Swiss chard, herb-crusted red fingerlings, and black-cherry reduction ($28).
Four cherry-inspired Mexican sushi dishes ($7 to $8) include a traditional tuna roll with avocado and a cherry/pasilla-pepper/yogurt sauce; cherry-glazed salmon sashimi with cascabel chilies, salmon roe, and orange; rice topped with jumbo lump crab, avocado, and cherry/guajillo sauce; and shrimp tempura with cherry/ancho reduction. A sparkling cherry-infused margarita ($11) is also on the menu.
Taberna del Alabardero
Famous for its Spanish tapas, this downtown DC dining room is serving a dish of smoked cream cheese topped with port-marinated cherry mousse ($11).
The four-course, prix-fixe dinner menu ($35; $55 with a wine-and-sake pairing) includes hamachi sashimi and ahi-tuna tartare with seaweed salad and cherry-soy vinaigrette; grilled octopus with frisée salad and mango purée; shiso salmon with rice salad, cherries, and a vegetable roll; and a cherry-almond roti turnover.
The Sakura martini ($5) is made with Bing-cherry infused sake and sour-cherry purée.
The dessert menu includes chocolate-brioche-and-English-toffee bread pudding with Bing cherries and cherry gelato ($10).
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
11750 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston; 703-234-3550.
The dessert menu includes cherry clafouits with vanilla ice cream and port reduction ($7).
This Latin/Asian restaurant is offering Kobe-beef spring rolls with jalapeño-cherry chutney ($14); ancho-dusted halibut with miso-cherry broth ($24); cherry-glazed crispy pork ($21); and white-chocolate/cherry tart ($9).
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