Jeffrey Barrientos will be the brains and palate behind ENO wine bar when it opens at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Georgetown this October.
“What excites me most about ENO is the opportunity I have to start a relationship with guests, and build an interested and invested wine community,” Barrientos said in a press release. “This is not just about me telling everyone what I love on our list, but about listening to our patrons on their preferences and, along the way, introducing them to our unique offerings.”
Barrientos comes to ENO most recently from minibar by José Andrés where he was the assistant general manager. He has also worked on the wine program at The Source by Wolfgang Puck and as assistant manager and sommelier at Sou’Wester in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The wine list at ENO's sixth wine bar, the first on the East Coast, will include a mix of new and old world wines, even offering local selections from Virginia wineries including King Family Vineyards, Paradise Springs Winery and Barboursville Vineyards.