George Washington’s American industriousness and keen eye for opportunity are built into the very foundation of this country and into every aspect of Farmers & Distillers. We kept asking ourselves, “What would George do?” be it with flavor, cooking technique, or atmosphere. We are taking you on a diverse culinary journey as we envision he must’ve experienced, with dishes showcasing his well-documented passions for European cooking techniques and pioneering American flavors. President Washington’s approach to leveraging the lands and water at his beloved estate, Mount Vernon, as well as the skills and abilities of those around him, directed us to pay homage to our Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, including the immigrant settlers of yesterday and the Chinatown neighborhood of today. This amazing journey has led the way to our unique offerings that we’re excited to share with you.
Our menu looks to our neighbors and brings you crispy pork schnitzel recalling the original German immigrants working on DC’s east side and finds inspiration in Chinatown, with our hand-pulled noodles, farm-style dumplings, and spring rolls. We know GW loved fish, so it is well represented on our menu. He appreciated European cooking techniques, which we’re utilizing in dishes like the Pot-au-Feu (slow-cooked short rib). Our first President was also a community man, whose collaborative nature brought together an entire country. This menu has something for everyone, in the neighborhood and beyond.