September, December, February . . . April. Definitely (probably) April 26.
Kinship, the chef said, is like going to a dinner party at the couple's house, while Métier is supposed to be more like, well, a restaurant -- the kind of fine-dining, special occasion experience you get dressed up for (and you'll have to, as there's a dress code -- break out the jackets, gentlemen).
Ziebold has also set the price of dinner at the 36-seat Métier: $200 (including service but not including tax and drinks) for seven courses. Reservations, through the restaurant's website (metierdc.com), will be available beginning Thursday. You'll be able to reserve for dates up to a month in advance. Reservations require a $150 deposit per person, which is refundable up to 48 hours before your scheduled meal.
The delays in getting the doors open have resulted in some changes to the original menu -- beef and mushroom dishes and a dessert designed for a fall debut had to be retooled. And that means local artist Ani Kasten has also been hard at work on new custom tableware designed specifically for the revised fare.
The silver lining, according to Ziebold: "We're ready for the fall menu, for sure."
Métier, 1015 Seventh St. NW. metierdc.com.