One of the finest restaurants the nation’s capital has to offer is located within the luxurious Jefferson Hotel. Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the culinary artistry of their award-winning executive chef, Chris Jakubiec. Choose a cozy nook or a table by the inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed by Chef Chris with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today’s enlightened palates. Chef Chris draws on the traditional techniques to create seasonal restaurant menus that are also inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen gardens at Monticello.
A hand-painted mural of Monticello’s south vineyard graces the walls of Plume, evoking Thomas Jefferson’s passion for cultivating, collecting and enjoying fine wines. This lifelong pastime is also reflected in the impressive wine cellar of more than 1,300 labels. Presided over by sommelier Michael Scaffidi, formerly of French Laundry, Plume’s wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1780 Borges Madeira Bual. Among the more than 50 vintages are those Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.