Wine is proof that God loves us. — Benjamin Franklin Diner's Choice Winner 2009

Champagne trolley in the forground with patrons eating in the background

We at Proof are so proud to celebrate our 10th birthday! Celebrating a decade in today's restaurant climate is a milestone in its own right, and we plan to throw a huge bash to honor our history. We are hosting a special 10-course dinner, which takes diners on a culinary journey, paying homage to the restaurant's beginnings, showcasing its evolution today, and looking forward to where we are headed in the future.

Royal Ossetra Caviar
   Potato Croquettes
Roederer, Cristal, Brut, Champagne, France, 2007 

“Dueling” Tuna Tartar
   avocado, Nori vs Dashi, Yuzu
i Custodi, Rose of Nerello Mascalese, Mt Etna, Sicily, 2015

Miso Black Cod
   dashi braised shiitakes, garlic scapes
Hadjizakis, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece, 2015

Maine Lobster with Oxtail Tortello
   tarragon and lemon sauce
Arnot-Roberts, Chardonnay, Trout Gulch, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, 2015

Bone Marrow & Foie Gras
   plum, rhubarb, parsley salad
Schloss Saarstein, Riesling Kabinett, Serrig, Mosel, Germany, 2011

A5 Kobe Beef
   kimchee cracklings, beef pho consommé, egg ribbons
Andre Brunel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Les Cailloux, Cuvee Centenaire, 2007

Pekin Duck
   raspberry, rhubarb, roma beans, wild rice
Bergstrom, Pinot Noir, Silice, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014

Jasper Hills Willoughby and Pipe Dreams Bouche Ash
   Really Raw honey, cashews, macerated apricots
Remhoogte, Chenin Blanc, "Honeybunch," Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015

Raspberry Meringue
   lychee coconut sorbet
Bernard Rondeau, Bugey-Cerdon, Ain, France, NV

Sticky Toffee Pudding
   almond graham, vanilla ice cream
Rare Wine Co., Madeira, Jefferson Reserve, NV

*menu items are subject to availability and change

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Dinner 6-7pm: $150 per person // optional wine pairings $120 per person (prices include the after-party ticket, but do not include tax or gratuity)
After-party 10pm-1am: $35 
Reservations for dinner are available through OpenTable or by calling the restaurant: (202) 737-7663. To purchase tickets, please email or call the restaurant: (202) 737-7663.

Proof & FRESHFARM Cooking Classes!

purchase tickets online at EventBrite

If you're a regular at FRESHFARM markets, we're willing to bet that, like us, the sight of all that delicious local food has you dreaming up lots of wonderful creations to keep you fed throughout the week. Are you ready to take you market cooking game up a notch? FRESHFARM is partnering with Proof to bring you farmers market cooking classes with Executive Chef Austin Fausett. 

On select Thursdays, you can sign up to tour and shop the market with Chef Austin, selecting fresh produce, meat, and other market goods. You'll then head just around the block to Proof, where Chef Austin will lead a cooking class, then participants will share their meal with wine pairings. 

The first class is Thursday, June 29th and will focus on how to make charcuterie, so sign up today! Each class is $60 per person, or you can sign up for the series of three classes for $150. Classes will meet at the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter market (on the corner of 7th & F Street) at 5:15pm and will conclude at 7:00pm.

The FRESHFARM Proof Cooking Series will take place on the following dates:

June 29 - Charcuterie class with wine pairings
August 3 - Burrata Class and wine pairing
Sept 14 - Pork and Pinot Noir Class and Tasting 

Join us Thursday, July 27th at 7pm for an evening with renowned Finger Lakes producer Hermann J. Wiemer! We will be pairing wines from the historic estate with a five-course dinner designed by Chef Austin Fausett.

The tasting menu and pairings costs $95 per person, but does not include tax or gratuity.

To reserve seats, please email us at or call the restaurant at (202) 737-7663.

We are thrilled to announce that Proof will be celebrating a Summer of Riesling! In honor of this marvelous grape, we will offer multiple Rieslings by the glass and bottle from different regions and ripeness levels this Summer. Furthermore, our tasting menu will be Riesling-focused all Summer long. To start we will offer selections such as sparkling Riesling, better known as Sekt, from Steininger in Austria. There will also be a Schwarzriesling for good measure. While it lasts, we will pour the Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2009 Auslese for dessert. We hope to see you cooling off with a refreshing glass of Riesling soon!