Voltaggio to Provide 'Small Plates' to Cigar Lounge
Civil Lounge in the Chevy Chase Pavilion will feature cigars and spirits, as well as small plates from the kitchen of Bryan Voltaggio's neighboring Range restaurant.
Update (Dec. 31, 2012): A press preview for the Civil Lounge is scheduled for Jan. 8. (Range opened on Dec. 18.) Stay tuned to Patch for updates on Civil Lounge's opening date.
Original post (Oct. 17, 2012): Fans of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio's cooking soon will have two places to go in Chevy Chase to sample his creations: Range and Civil Lounge—scheduled to open soon at the Chevy Chase Pavilion.
Next to Range will be Civil Lounge, a "105-seat lounge [that] will offer beer, wine and a large selection of spirits," in addition to cigars.
And, once Range has been "...open and into its first few months, Civil will be opening its dining options and Range will be included in providing small plates for the menu," a representative for Voltaggio confirmed with Washingtonian. The menu "could include a Cuban sandwich, salads, soups and charcuterie made at Range," Civil Lounge co-owner John Anderson told Washingtonian.
The cigar lounge, which plans to be open by the new year, will have "130 lockers that cigar fans can rent on an annual basis," as well as "a special smoke removal system to keep clean air flowing in and smoke out," Washingtonian added.