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BRABO Tasting Room: Modern, Belgian-Inspired Cuisine in Alexandria

December 17, 2014 1:03 pm

The dining room at BRABO Tasting Room feels simultaneously modern and historic, with its bright, airy space, exposed brick, and custom zinc bar. At this Alexandria restaurant, you can always expect to take a culinary journey, and that's just what Chef Wiedmaier is after.

You might start your meal with locally sourced roasted mushrooms, served with pancetta, taleggio, and arugula, or perhaps you'll order a pot of mussels direct from Prince Edward Island and simmered in a classic broth of white wine, garlic, and shallots. As an entree, try the roast beef au jus with pepper jack cheese and caramelized onions, or dig into a hearty Nicoise salad topped with sushi grade tuna, a quail egg, French beans, olives, and fingerling potatoes.

Whatever sounds good to you, just settle yourself into one of the restaurant’s comfy booths and let your taste buds do the rest.

BRABO Tasting Room
1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-3440

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Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2014 12:14 pm

We wish you and your loved ones all a very happy and safe holiday season.

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Sweater 101: How to Care for Cashmere

December 10, 2014 1:03 pm

Cashmere is one of the most luxurious materials, and it is especially appreciated in colder weather. Because cashmere sweaters and scarves are so expensive, however, you want to take some precautions to keep it in top condition. Here are a few smart tips to help care for your cashmere.

  1. Hand wash. This is one of the most important ways to keep your cashmere clothing feeling as soft as ever. Although many people resort to dry cleaning in order to wash delicate fabrics, cashmere is actually so delicate that the chemicals will make it coarse and rough. Instead, gently wash cashmere items with baby shampoo in lukewarm water, then hang to dry.
  2. Do not use a high-powered sweater shaver. If your cashmere starts pilling, gently comb the surface with a boar-bristle brush or use a sweater shaver on the lowest setting.
  3. Store cashmere items in separate bags. When packing your winter clothing away for the summer, keep cashmere protected by storing it in a plastic bag. Also, be sure to store each piece in its own bag to avoid ruining the whole stash if a moth, mold, or another intruder gets inside of the bag.

How to Hand Wash a Cashmere Sweater [Apartment Therapy]
How to Clean and Care For Cashmere [Oprah]
How to Care for Cashmere [Real Simple]

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