Market Minded

"Eat local" is becoming a common mantra for chefs, and in these final days of summer, it's the perfect time to savor the bounty of local farms.

In that vein, chef Robert Weland of Poste Moderne Brasserie leads a small group of diners to the nearby Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market every Thursday (this week excluded) to forage for local ingredients. After an educational walk through the market, everyone heads back to Poste, where Weland prepares a multi-course meal using the ingredients, paired with biodynamic wines.

The market dinner costs $65, including wine. Call 202.783.6060 for more information.

Think of it as a final homage to summer.

Poste Modern Brasserie
555 Eighth St. NW