Changes afoot at The American Sector, the restaurant inside the National WWII Museum. Previously operated by John Besh's restaurant group, there's now a new chef team and a new menu in place.
Exec chef Raymond St. Pierre and chef de cuisine Eric Cook are capitalizing on the museum's retrospective vibe with nostalgic menu touches like pickling and canning, plus a three-course seasonal prix fixe offering they've dubbed the "Allied Victory Menu." The dishes themselves are a far cry from war-time rations, though: Pretty sure most people weren't feasting on Bavarian soft pretzels with kölsch beer and cheese dip or Zapp's potato chip-crusted fish and chips during the war, not to mention the bacon-braised duck with candied pork belly.
Scope out American Sector's brand-spanking-new menu, below, and prepare to line up for your "ration cards": Paying visitors to the museum will get a ticket for a free cocktail or slice of pie after 3 p.m.