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February 2012 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Red Apron, a whole animal butchery and small batch producer of handmade charcuterie, will open at 709 D St. NW, in downtown DC in fall 2012. Chef Nathan Anda, who will lead this shop, will offer about 80 different products, all made with meats sourced from local farmers. The shop's pantry will include raw cuts, roasts, traditional and original salumi, pâtés, smoked meats, sausages and hot dogs, and provisions such as sauces and stocks. Red Apron will also be open for lunchtime business, offering a rotating menu. For more information, contact the Planet Wine Shop in Alexandria at 703-549-3444. Red Apron, 709 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 703-549-3444.
 
Fujimar restaurant, the brainchild of hospitality maven Masoud Aboughaddareh, has opened on K Street. A sister to Lima, Fujimar is situated in the upstairs space, offering an array of Asian-Latino dishes prepared by Cuban-born chef Raynold Mendizabal. The menu will display the culinary interconnections of how Asian immigrants to Latin American influenced Latino cooking. The wine list features imports produced by artisan winemakers, ranging from the Austrian Grüner Veltliner and German Rieslings to Cru Beaujolais and Priorat. Special attention is given to terroir-driven wines made by farmers who grow their own grapes. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Fujimar, 1401 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-789-2800.
 

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News Bytes

Cuba Libre Chef Organizes Cuba Trip
From Friday, April 20, through Tuesday, April 24, chef-partner Guillermo Pernot of Penn Quarter's Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is hosting a small group of travelers to get a rare look at the island country. The group will depart from Miami for this five-day tour of Havana. The tour is open to the public. Cost is $4,000 per person for double occupancy; $4,500 for single occupancy. This includes round-trip airfare to Cuba; hotel accommodations; all meals; each day's guided activities; U.S. Treasury Department License and Letter of Authorization from Insight Cuba; an English-speaking Cuban tour guide; all entrance fees for scheduled activities; all Cuban ground transportation, transfers and taxi fares to restaurants; and more. For more information, contact CubanTrip@CubeLibreRestaurant. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-408-1600.
 

Chef Shuffle
Jackson 20 and The Grille at Morrison House have hired a new executive chef, Brian McPherson. A native of Pittsburgh, McPherson has cooked in many DC restaurants, including New Heights, Butterfield 9, David*Greggory and Poste Moderne Brasserie. Jackson 20, Hotel Monaco Alexandria, 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-842-2790.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Washington D.C. to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. La Colline, R.I.P.

The Dupont location of Crêpes-A-Go-Go has shuttered. Crêpes-A-Go-Go, 2122 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, no phone.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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