Apocalypse Now: The Jefferson Serves up a Mayan Inspired Menu

It’s been marked on your calendar for years, December 21, 2012. Your basement shelves are packed with freeze-dried vegetables, canned soup, and the seemingly never-aging Velveeta cheese. But before you become a bunker-dwelling, doomsday soup-survival-sipper, think about how you would want to spend your last meal on earth as you know it. With little time to prepare the most over the top indulgences of Lobster, Caviar, and Kobe Beef, to name a few, let Plume at The Jefferson, DC be your luxurious safe-haven, with The End of the World Mayan Calendar Tasting Menu from Tuesday, December 11 until Saturday, December 22, taking your taste buds to somewhere above before you get there yourself.

What would you have as your last meal on Earth? With the end of the Mayan calendar rapidly approaching, the theory of the world ending is becoming all too real, Plume’s executive chef Chris Jakubiec and sommelier Michael Scaffidi are planning to immerse your senses in the most extravagant offerings known, each with a nod to the Mayan culture. Just want a taste of the end?

Stop into Quill, where the “Last Bite” Caviar Tacos are available for the entire month of December for $36. Take a look at the full menu below:

End of the Mayan Calendar Tasting Menu

Friday, December 21 & Saturday, December 22, 2012

$130 per person, excluding tax and gratuity

Amuse Bouche – Chef’s Daily Preparation

Caviar Tacos

Potato “Shell” with Horseradish Crème Fraiche, Red Onion, Parsley


Seared Medallion of Foie Gras

Thai Peppercorn Caramelized Pineapple, Sweet and Sour Tamarind Sauce

Lobster Thermidor Gratin

Maine Lobster, Saffron, and Dijon Mustard Glacage

Pave of Kobe-Style Beef

Papaya “Ceviche,” Plantain Chips, Shishito Pepper, and Jalapeno Condiment

Pre Dessert – Chef’s Daily Preparation


Spicy Mayan Chocolate Lava Cake

Sweet Mango and Papaya Chutney, Saffron Pistils, Colombian Coffee Ice Cream


For Reservations Please Contact The Jefferson, DC 1200 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 | 202.448.2300 | jeffersondc.com

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