Located in a restored 1874 mansion, the luxurious Inn at 202 Dover in Easton has become a popular getaway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Now the Inn has a new draw with the appointment of Mark Knipp as executive chef of its Peacock Restaurant & Lounge. A former chef de partie at The Inn at Little Washington, Knipp has introduced a menu driven by the bounty of the season. New dishes include wild Chesapeake oyster frites with lemongrass slaw and crispy-skinned rainbow trout with kiln-dried tomato and Meyer lemon risotto on a citrus landscape. 202 East Dover Street, Easton, Maryland; 410-819-8007; www.innat202dover.com
Scheduled to open in late May, Cuba Libre will bring a taste of Havana to Penn Quarter. Its menu will feature Cuban classics along with riffs on other Latin American cuisines. The Cuban bento box, a selection of four small plates, is served at lunch. The bar will mix 10 different signature mojitos and pour more than 75 varieties of rum. 801A 9th Street, NW; 202-408-1600; www.cubalibrerestaurant.com
Poste chef Robert Weland is serving up a micro-tasting menu at his kitchen’s exhibition counter. Up to four guests at a time can experience this 20-bite tour featuring sustainable and organic ingredients. Samplings may include mini foie gras terrine or wild steelhead salmon tartare cones (above). $75 per person excluding drinks and tax. 555 8th Street, NW; 202-783-6060; www.postebrasserie.com
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