News for Restaurants in Washington DC
DC's Nage Bistro (formerly known as just Nage) has reopened after an extensive facelift and the hiring of a new executive chef, Miles Vaden, who previously worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in Chicago and Fabio Trabocchi at his Fiola in DC. Vaden has found a home to blend modern American dishes with his innovative ideas and desire to use local ingredients. While embracing Nage classics --- wild mushroom baklava, truffled frites and the brunch-time kill-it skillet --- Vaden has made the menu all his own and really lives out his culinary mood on the restaurant's large chalkboard of daily specials like crab gratin and braised rabbit with buttermilk spätzle. He also recently launched a series of special tasting menus every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday featuring his spontaneous creations. Nage Bistro, Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-448-8005.
Good news for local farm-to-table foodies: the restaurant management company behind the popular Founding Farmers and its new sister restaurant, Farmers Fishers Bakers, plans to compile recipes for a cookbook to be released in the fall 2013. The title, The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food + Drink, will be available just in time for the holiday season for gift-giving. The book will be written in collaboration with Washington, DC-based food writer and author Nevin Martell, and the photography team of Renée Comet and Lisa Cherkasky. Farmers Fishers Bakers, Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-298-0003.
Chef Eric Ripert has ended his affiliation with Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert as of the end of 2012. The restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. is now called Westend Bistro. Westend Bistro, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C., 1190 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-974-4900.
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