Thursday, October 20 • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Welcome to Bar Clandestine, Reston’s first, French speakeasy located next door to Mon Ami Gabi. Reminiscent of Prohibition-era Paris, this intimate cocktail bar harkens back to a time when the world’s most notorious salons were hidden within inconspicuous alleys or behind unmarked doors.
Join us on Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for a night of libations and authentic French fare at Bar Clandestine’s debut. Channel your inner expat and get the keys to a hidden corner of Paris at this special pop-up event.
The cocktail menu will feature vintage aperitifs like the French 75 and Bees Knees, as well as inventive takes on classics like our signature Smoking Old Fashioned. Dinner will include a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and traditional pissaladieres, pizza-like tarts from Provence.
Bar Clandestine Menu
Traditional Pissaladiere (French Pizza)
niçoise olives, caramelized onions, anchovies, garlic and arugula
Roasted Mushroom Crostini
Porcini mornay, pickled fennel
Yukon Gold potatoes, dill, grapefruit, lobster crema
gruyere, artichokes, fennel, niçoise olives, roasted peppers, croutons and saucisson
gruyere gougere, brie, fennel aioli, romaine, tomato, red onion
Smoking Old Fashion, under cloche
Southern Tier Bourbon, brandied cherries, candied orange peel, smoked ice cubes
cognac, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, lemon twist, orange sugar rim
champagne, gin, lemon syrup
gin, orange honey, fresh citrus juice
Selection of French wines