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Eclectic Eventide Dishes Up Fun New Combos

Clarendon bistro also makes its own grenadine. Seriously.

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    Suck it up! More than 100 wines are just waiting for you.

    You know how your 10th-grade teacher always lectured you and your lab partner about the necessity of teamwork? Yeah, he was preparing the slides for the microscope; you were ...

    Well, all we know is that you came back in reeking of cigarettes and sporting some smeared lip gloss that may or may not have been yours. We'll let everyone else draw their own conclusions.

    Anyway, teamwork is important, whether you were listening or not. And some folks around here know it. Clarendon Ballroom's Nick Langman and Tallula's Peter Pflug have teamed up with a former Sonoma chef to create Eventide (3165 Wilson Blvd.), which recently popped into a space across from the Clarendon Metro station.

    Whatever they're doing here, they're doing it with flair. These are some combos you probably wouldn't have thought up in your 10th-grade chemistry class, anyway. Apps include ravioli of duck confit, roasted chestnut soup, and bison carpaccio. Mmm... bison...

    Entrees include risotto of kabocha squash with forest mushrooms, parmesan and toasted pumpkin seeds, and bison sausage cassoulet. Seriously, you've always gotta appreciate a place that serves bison to try to be edgy.

    You'll face down anywhere from 100 to 150 wines here, but make sure you give a glance (or 12) to the cocktail menu. Pomegranate grenadine, herb syrups, nut tinctures and bitters are all made on the premises. Hold out 'til the spring, and you can enjoy your bison and pomegranate on the rooftop patio.