The new chef at DC’s Poste Moderne Brasserie, Dennis Marron (above) recently unveiled a new menu that puts a modern spin on French
classics in true brasserie style. Look for pâtés, house-made charcuterie, hearty soups and raw bar offerings, from oysters and clams to seafood plateaus.
555 8th Street, NW; 202-783-6060. postebrasserie.com
Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates in Georgetown gets rave reviews for its 85% dark chocolate truffles, lavender Shiraz truffles and salted caramels. A box of four sells for $8. 3235 P Street, NW;
David Hale, manager and mixologist at DC’s Central Michel Richard, is serving a new lineup of
seasonal cocktails. His Sanguine a l’Orange blends Aperol, blood orange, lemon and a splash of soda
for a refreshing citrus boost. Another must-try: the Lavender Gin Rickey.
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW;
The InCharge Duo can simultaneously charge an iPad and iPod/iPhone or any combination of iPod or iPhone models. The charger fits neatly on a desk or counter; LED indicators show when each device is fully charged. 59.99; xtrememac.com
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SkyGolf’s new wireless SkyCaddie SGXw delivers accurate, up-to-date course maps on and off the greens. The rangefinder connects wirelessly to SkyGolf’s vast library of precision courses for easy downloads and updates. Its three-inch, high-resolution screen displays brilliant images even in bright sunlight. $399.95; skycaddie.com
The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C coupe marries high performance, fuel efficiency and style. Equipped with a twin turbocharged, 3.8-liter V-8 engine, the carbon-based auto goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds and has a combined city/highway mileage of about 24 miles per gallon. $229,000; mclarenautomotive.com
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