A cheese expert and cocktail connoisseur: videos from Tom Sietsema’s Fall Dining Guide 2013

October 14, 2013

Have you seen food critic Tom Sietsema's 2013 Fall Dining Guide? And if so, made any reservations yet?

Although we highly suggests you visit these restaurants yourself, the Post's video team gives you a behind-the-scene snapshot of two restaurants that made Tom's list: Barmini and The Inn at Little Washington.

First, we meet Barmini's mixologist Juan Coronado as he experiments with cotton candy, dry ice and herbs.

Mixologist Juan Coronado experiments with whimsical libations made from cotton candy, dry ice, and herbs at the Barmini cocktail lab. Post Video Producer Zoeann Murphy shakes along. (The Washington Post)

And below, meet the Inn at Little Washington's cheese expert Cameron Smith ... and his ceramic cow named Faira.

The Inn at Little Washington's cheese specialist, Cameron Smith, punctuates the elegant restaurant with pun-filled charm. The Fold's Gabe Silverman introduces us to the man who isn't sheepish about goat-ing his customers into having a gouda time. (The Washington Post)

Want more dining guide goodies? Don’t miss Sietsema’s list of the area’s 10 best dishes for $10 or less. And read our 'By the numbers' dining guide post here.

A previous version of this post misspelled the name of the Inn at Little Washington's ceramic cow.

Margaret Ely is a digital editor for Lifestyle. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.
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