Jim Abdo featured in “Real Estate Bisnow”

As if he doesn’t have enough cool projects (from Monroe Street Market at Catholic U with Bozzuto and Pritzker, to the city’s first pod-style hotel, in Foggy Bottom), this man now has a serious hospitality offering down the street from the Inn at Little Washington a couple hours outside DC. In January he opened the White Moose Inn, and while it has just six suites, they’re all luxurious and in the middle of the wide-open spaces that caused Jim to buy a second house nearby 26 year ago. (In his usual high-energy mode, Jim shows us he can be not just an innkeeper, but a bellhop.)

He and his family now weekend on many acres of pastoral farmland. Here’s one of the amazing things about his Inn. One night a month, he invites a celebrity chef to stay over and cook up a storm for the Inn’s lucky guests. On Friday your publisher joined the group for a visit from famed Frederik de Pue (of DC’s Table and Menu MBK), who prepared a remarkable five-course asparagus-themed dinner (although what you see here is the rhubarb compote desert).

Jim (who appears here to be explaining to a guest why she cannot stay forever in the idyllic 150-year-old retreat on Main Street) suggests the following dining strategy to visitors from DC: Come stay for a Thursday and Friday, dine at the White Moose on Thursday with the celebrity chef, then on Friday night walk down the street (half a block on the other side of Jim) to the Inn at Little Washington. Get the best of both worlds, and some memorably fresh air and food.

Read the full article on Real Estate Bisnow.


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