News for Restaurants in Washington DC
Chef-partner Guillermo Pernot offers numerous new dishes on Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar's summer menu, inspired by his two recent culinary exploration trips to Cuba. Look for callos con pomelo, a refreshing ceviche of citrus-marinated sea scallops, grapefruit and blood orange-passion fruit sauce; dorado a la plancha, seared mahi mahi with forbidden black rice and squid asopao with mojito salsa verde and chipotle aïoli; and a vegetarian option of ravioles de calabaza, roasted calabaza squash and goat and mascarpone cheese filled half moon raviolis with caramelized pearl onions, baby spinach, sherry vinegar reduction sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds. Cuba Libra Restaurant & Rum Bar, 801 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-408-1600.
Härth restaurant has launched a new Lifestyle & Farmers Market. The market, rain or shine every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is located in the rear parking lot of the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner through October 29. Under the direction of executive chef Thomas Elder, the market features the region's freshest produce, artisan food products, and local businesses that teach guests how to incorporate farm fresh foods into home cooking. Vendors include Sweetbites Desserts, Martin's Angus Beef, Panorama Bakery, Chef Eloy's Kickin' Salsa, Level Green Farm and Bay Haven Farms. Härth, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22102, 703-761-5131.
Addie's in Rockville is welcoming Sunday guests with a family-style picnic menu created by chef Nate Waugaman. The special menu is available from noon to 8 p.m. and includes two salads choices, two sides and three entrées for family sharing. Ingredients are farm-fresh. A 50-seat tented outdoor patio situated in the front of Addie's, plus 20 seats nestled under the shade of a Japanese maple tree on the back patio, beckon summer dining. The Sunday picnic supper is priced at $35 for adults, $15 for children under the age of 10, with kids under three eating for free. Addie's Sunday picnic is available through Labor Day weekend. Addie's, 11120 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-881-0081.
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