The Clifton Inn, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, welcomes Tucker Yoder (left) back to the property as executive chef. The former sous chef at the inn most recently ran the restaurant at The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia. Now at the helm at Clifton, he plans to build upon relationships with local farmers and purveyors in the creation of his menu, which includes roasted snapper with grilled fennel, herb gnocchi and lobster bisque. The inn’s dining options include a private table in the wine cellar. thecliftoninn.com
Co Co. Sala has spread its wings into cyberspace. After opening its chocolate boutique in September, the popular DC restaurant and chocolate lounge began selling its artisanal sweets (right) online. Of course, DC denizens may still find it more fun to shop—and sample the wares—in person. 929 F Street, NW; 202-347-4265. cocosala.com
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