While we were in D.C. for the University of Notre Dame's President's Circle Perspectives on National & Global Issues, Ed and I dined at Corduroy restauant, across the street from the Convention Center. And what a lovely evening we had. First of all, we were offered a comfortable booth, where we able to sit side by side. Second, the room was clean-lined and well insulated, so we had some easy-to-hear conversations. Lastly, the food by Tom Power--a deciple of Michel Richard--friendly service and wine were all stellar. We ordered the 5-course surprise menu, the highlight of which was the lobster carpaccio with drawn butter and chevril. One of our desserts was chocolate, handmade kit kats. Mmmmmmm. And to accompany everything we had an '05 DuNah Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast, which was delish. We will certainly try to get more of that wine now that we are back in Napa Valley.