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January 2012 Archive

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News Bytes

Mexican Cooking Series
The Mexican Cultural Institute will offer its The Mexican Table Cooking Series 2012 with Patricia Jinich. Each event includes a cooking demonstration followed by a full-course dinner that includes wine and beer as well as recipes for the dinner served. The class dates include October 18, A Taste of the Mayan World; and December 6, Street Foods. Cost is $70 per session. To register via Paypal, visit www.instituteofmexicodc.org or send a check, including your name, full address, phone number, email and the session for which you are registering to: MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 2829 16th Street, NW Washington, DC, 20009. The Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20000, 202-728-1628.
 
"Lunch Break" at BlackSalt Restaurant
BlackSalt Restaurant is launching a prix-fixe lunch menu, a "lunch break," that lets guests select any three or four features from the appetizer, entrée, dessert, or alcoholic beverage choices. This lunch option is priced at $18 per person, not including tax and tip, for three options; guests can choose to have all four options for $23 per person. BlackSalt Restaurant, 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-342-9101.
 

Chef Shuffle
Bibiana-Osteria Enoteca in Washington DC Joining the culinary team at Bibiana-Osteria Enoteca is pastry chef Jemil Gadea, who began his career as a pastry cook when he worked alongside Jean-Louis Palladin and Wolfgang Puck. He was then hired at Picasso at Bellagio in Las Vegas in 2000. Within a year, he was tapped as its assistant pastry chef, a position he has held until his recent move to DC. Bibiana-Osteria Enoteca, 1100 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-216-9550.
 
Recently taking charge of the kitchen of Blue Duck Tavern after the departure of Brian McBride, Sebastien Archambault hails from a French restaurant family and has spent several years in France and elsewhere in Europe, plus a stint in Los Angeles, honing his skills. A graduate of the cooking and hospitality program of ESCF-Ferrandi, Archambault has worked at such high-profile restaurants as Les Bouquinistes and Alain Ducasse in Paris. Archambault is a big proponent of using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, making him an ideal fit for the Blue Duck Tavern's focus. Blue Duck Tavern, Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-419-6755.
 

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.

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