What inspires Lutece’s chef? The answer is two-fold: classic French cuisine and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. These two elements converge in his kitchen in an explosion of delicious flavors, from the sourdough focaccia with cultured butter to the rhubarb cheese tart with lemon balm.
Pick and choose which dishes you want to enjoy or let the chef create a one-of-a-kind four-course menu if you truly want to sample everything that Lutece has to offer. For the first course, savor a salad of local greens tossed simply with radish, sunflower seeds, and Green Goddess dressing, or try the Bayonne ham. Then devour the steak tartare paired with fermented chili and capers, or tuck into the lamb meatballs tossed with harissa, labna, and mint. For the third course, treat yourself to sockeye salmon complemented by leeks and vin jaune or dry-aged steak with shallots and bone marrow butter. Finally, indulge in panna cotta with cherry, coconut, and hibiscus meringue. Add a signature craft cocktail or fine wine pairings to your Parisian feast for the full Lutece experience, not far from home at our Chevy Chase apartments.