Children with a taste for seared salmon and elderflower now have a place to dine. Trummer’s on Main is playing the culinary equivalent of dress-up, launching a five-course “petit gourmand tasting menu” geared toward the elementary school set. Among the offerings: arancini, short ribs, and an optional mocktail pairing.
The idea for chef Austin Fausett‘s elevated kids’ menu came about from owners Stefan and Victoria Trummer, who have two young children of their own and liked the idea of parents and kids discovering high-end cuisine together. Like the grown-up version, dishes on the children’s tasting menu are seasonal and change weekly. They can also be ordered à la carte. The price tag for the mini-menu is much higher than a happy meal—$38 for five courses, plus $7 beverages like the Virgin Titanic, with green grapes, elderflower sorbet, and soda. Still, the plates go way beyond chicken fingers—think Virginia ham and Emmentaler cheese, garganelli pasta tossed with beef stroganoff, and miniature chocolate cakes.
Trummer’s isn’t the only restaurant in the area catering to young palates. Härth in McLean launched a Foodie in Training menu for kids last year.