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Some people believe that when the Mayan calendar ends on Dec. 21, so will the world. So why not go out on a pricey, over-the-top meal? Here are some suggestions for a final feast:
Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Dec. 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
Last meal: Block party plus “End of the World” menu with pretzels and beer cheese dipping sauce, Jack Daniel’s Black Angus rib eye with shrimp scampi, and whiskey cake. Bonus: Pop Rocks-rimmed “Mayan Margarita.”
827 Slaters Lane., Alexandria
Dec. 20, 6 p.m. to close
Last meal: A Festivus celebration will include an “End of the World” draft list with DC Brau’s On the Wings of Armageddon, Dogfish Head’s Hellhound on My Ale, Left Hand’s Fade to Black, and Stillwater’s Existent.
401 7th St. NW
Dec. 21, 5 p.m. to midnight
Last meal: Tacos with seared foie gras or caviar-poached lobster with preserved sour orange, a $34 glass of Dom Perignon 2000, and an edible “Frozen in Time” cocktail with mezcal, maracuya and guava “caviar,” and smoked Oaxacan salt.
Plume at the Jefferson
1200 16th St. NW
Dec. 21 and 22.
Last meal: An $85 six-course tasting menu, including caviar tacos, seared medallion of foie gras, lobster themidor gratin, kobe-style beef, and a spicy Mayan chocolate lava cake.
Poste Moderne Brasserie
555 8th St. NW
Dec. 21, 8:45 p.m.
Last meal: A $180 tasting menu including oysters and caviar, a fresh hearts of palm salad with uni and prawns, rib eye, and more—plus high-end wine pairings
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