'Firefly' on Serious Eats

First Look: Dessert and Cocktail Pairing Menu at Firefly, Washington DC

For some inexplicable reason, cocktails and desserts pairings are not already a ubiquitous after dinner offering. Here to fix that are mixologist Jon Harris and chef de cuisine Todd Wiss at the Dupont Circle mainstay, Firefly. Launching one of the first dessert menus of its kind, each dessert is is paired with specially made cocktail to create a seamless flavor profile. More

Royal Garland Fizz

Jon Harris of Firefly in Washington, DC was inspired by the tradition of stringing cranberries and popcorn into tree garlands when he created this refreshing and frothy cocktail. More

Bartender's Choice: What to Order At Firefly in Washington, DC

Anyone who's been to Firefly in Dupont Circle has been greeted by the large tree just inside the entrance. The tree establishes a storybook feel that's only been enhanced by Firefly's recent renovation. With more reclaimed wood, a kitchen fa├žade made to look like a cottage, and warm, overhead lighting designed to emulate the soft glow of a firefly, dining at Firefly feels even more like being deep in a thick forest than before. And the new bar manager, Jon Harris (formerly of The Gibson), has taken cues from the wilderness/fairy tale aesthetic in crafting the newly launched bar program. More

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