TAKOMA PARK: Special Ramp and Beer Dinner at Republic - May 20th

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Chef Danny Wells and certified Cicerone Bar Manager Brett Robison from Republic in Takoma Park are hosting a ramp and beer dinner on Friday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. The dinner features five courses, each of which creatively incorporates ramps, paired with five local beers. Chef Wells includes ramps in a soup, aioli, marmalade, and crackers among other things, while Robison has selected five local brews including a selection from Right Proper Brewing Company, making Republic the first restaurant in Montgomery County to carry beer from the DC brewery.

Details on the full menu and pairings, (available for $75 per person), are below.
Reservations can be made by calling Republic directly at 301-270-3000.


  • Chilled ramp and potato soup with pickled ramps and black pepper water cracker paired with Born Bohemian (Czech Pilsner) by Denizens Brewing Co. 
  • Smoked halibut croquettes with ramp aioli paired with Lubitsch Touch (Pale Smoke Beer) by Right Proper Brewing Company 
  • Crispy softshell crab, ramp kimchi-soy broth, warshore clams, purple mountain koshikari rice paired with Surrender Dorothy (Red IPA) by 7 Locks Brewing 
  • Wood grilled Pennsylvania pork tenderloin, house potato gnocchi, mushrooms and ramp-almond pesto paired with Smoke on the Waterfront (Black Rye IPA) by Jailbreak Brewing Company 
  • Cabot clothbound cheddar with ramp marmalade, ramp crackers and pickled ramps paired with Nanticoke Nectar by RAR Brewing
Republic is located four blocks from the Takoma Park Metro Station, at 6939 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, Md.