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Whether you are looking to indulge in a classic American meal or explore delicious cuisine from around the world, there’s no shortage of excellent restaurants near Dupont Circle. Regardless of what you’re in the mood for, it’s easy to find your ideal foodie spot just a short walk from The Normandy Hotel!

Vintage cider jug

If you are an avid apple cider lover, you’re sure to appreciate this beautiful antique French (Normandy) lead glass cider jug. It dates to the mid-19th century and is in exceptional antique condition.

This beautiful Victorian French (Normandy) cider jug is a lovely example of the style known as “levante”. It has a very curved spout and a long neck with applied rings.

It is engraved with castle and leaf motifs along with a stylized flower. It is in excellent antique condition with minor chips to the spout and rim.

Normandy jug with thumbing

The ‘thumbing’ found on the bottom of medieval jugs has been much debated. However, recent experimentation has suggested that the feature may have been designed to prevent the jug from rolling about when being placed on a table.

Rouen faience

The city of Rouen has been producing faience, or tin-glazed earthenware, since at least the 1540s. It is often considered to be the best in France, though it is influenced by Italian maiolica styles.

Milkmaid & Normandy culture

The milkmaid has long been a popular symbol of the region of Normandy, both to outsiders and to its natives. It has also appeared in popular art and travel literature, and can be found at museums and public sites throughout the country.