You may already be familiar with the crafty cocktails, well-stocked wine cellar and fabulous menu at Bourbon Steak, located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., but if you happen to be a cigar aficionado, there’s a new reason to book dinner: Mason Foster, the new cigar sommelier, certified by the Tobacconist University of Princeton, N.J. The first restaurant in DC to offer an on-staff tobacco professional, Bourbon Steak has a cigar menu and a courtyard where guests can enjoy their selection. Foster recommends these favorites:
- Avo Classic No. 9, a creamy robusto created by Avo Uvezian and Hendrik Kelner, the master blender for Davidoff. It features a light nutty flavor with notes of pistachio. Forty minutes are suggested.
- Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story, with a golden Cameroon wrapper around a Dominican binder: The flavor profile ranges from light, sweet black pepper building to wood flavors, pine and cedar. Foster recommends 30 minutes for full enjoyment.
- My Father Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo, a Habano Oscuro with bright spices, charred black pepper and sweet, chocolate covered raisins that mellow into flavors of worn leather, salted caramel and white pepper. Plan for an hour and 20 minutes.
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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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