Slideshow: First Look: Sherry and Ham at Mockingbird Hill, Washington DC

Tio Pepe Fino and Olives
Tio Pepe Fino and Olives
A personal favorite of Chantal Tseng's, this fino is a bone-dry sherry with a lemony finish that she suggests pairing with olives.
Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana
Manzanilla Pasada Pastrana
This is one of Tseng's favorite bottles. She describes this bottling from Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana as a "fino with more life. It's less filtered and has more viscosity," she says.
Classic Sherry Cocktails
Classic Sherry Cocktails
Brown believes that cocktails can serve as a gateway to appreciating sherry. On left, the Adonis ($10), essentially a sherry Manhattan made with Amontillado sherry, Cocchi Vermouth de Torino, aromatic and orange bitters, and an orange peel. At right, the Cheribita ($9), which Brown calls "the Gin Rickey of Jerez" and suspects is named in a "bastardization of the words sherry and bitters." It's made with fino sherry, Dolin dry vermouth, orange bitters, and a lemon peel.
Inside Mockingbird Hill
Inside Mockingbird Hill
Mockingbird Hill's interior is all stainless steel, brick, and wood. It's minimal and industrial. The centerpiece is a long narrow bar with a smaller dining room and communal table in the back.