News for Restaurants in Washington DC
To note the Obama administration and the Presidential Inauguration, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, welcomes chef John Zaner from The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Hawaii to help celebrate culinary delights from the President-elect's childhood hometown. Menu items that chef Zaner will prepare to pay tribute to Obama's native hometown include kalua pork lumpia, slow-roasted pork meat shredded with ginger, cabbage and shiitake mushroom in lumpia wraps and fried, served with a ginger-lemon grass dip; and tuna tataki salad, marinated tuna quickly grilled, sliced and served on top of wakame salad, drizzled with ponzu sauce. Yann Chupin, executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, and Amy Brandwein, chef de cuisine of fyve, will help prepare the feast. Lunch & Dinner daily. fyve, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va. 22202, 703-412-2760.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room is in the spirit of giving, and this holiday season Washingtonians will reap the benefits. For every $100 Oceanaire gift card purchased, through December 24, the customer will receive an additional $25 gift card. Gift cards may be purchased online at www.theoceanaire.com or at the restaurant, which is open on Christmas Eve. The $25 promotional gift cards are redeemable starting January 2 through March 31, 2009. There is no expiration date or fee for purchased gift cards. The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 1201 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-347-BASS.
Asia Nine Bar & Lounge's co-owner Nuthinepan Tantivejakul and co-owner/chef Boonrod Yotmanee honor the new administration by offering a selection of maki sushi, each designed with the soon-to-be former Senators in mind. The Obama Roll is a lean and green offering of mixed green veggies (asparagus, cucumber, avocado, radish sprout and basil leaves, dusted with sesame seeds). The Biden Roll features a nod toward the region in a crunchy-finished combo of local crab meat and cucumber, with wasabi cream sauce for a little heat. For a full-on celebration, each roll is paired with Hakushika Gold Yamadanishiki (Tokubetsu Junmai), sparkling saké with flecks of gold confetti. Asia Nine Bar & Lounge, 915 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-629-4355.
1789 Restaurant in Georgetown is offering a new fixed-price three-course menu for $40 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Although menu items will change daily, executive chef Daniel Giusti has included a number of distinctive options for guests. Appetizer items include Northern Neck broccoli soup with beer-battered burgundy snails and Neal's Yard Montgomery cheddar, and pappardelle with pan-roasted chicken livers, sage butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Guests can also expect entrée choices such as Emerald Farms pork chops with a warm salad of scarlet turnips and dried Jonathan apples, stewed baby turnip greens and roasted pork, and braised beef short ribs with white sweet potato purée and Brussels sprouts. Reservations at 202-965-1789. 1789 Restaurant, 1226 36th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-965-1789.
Taberna del Alabardero invites diners to celebrate the peak of Spain's fishing and seafood season with its second annual Simply Seafood menu, featuring a vast array of fresh, wild-caught seafood. For the entire month of November, this all-seafood menu will be offered for lunch and dinner in lieu of the regular menu; however, beef, poultry, paella and vegetarian dishes will also be available upon request. Patrons will be treated to executive chef Dani Arana's specially prepared dishes featuring an array of the season's best catches, including sea bream, red snapper, swordfish, langoustine, arctic char and clams, which the restaurant will be flying in several times each week. For more information or to make reservations, call 202-429-2200. Taberna del Alabardero, 1776 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, 202-429-2200.
To raise awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes research, The Oceanaire Seafood Room's executive chef Rob Klink and former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta have joined forces to create a heart-healthy, classic version of beef barley soup that will be featured on the restaurant's menu for the entire month of November. The soup will be available for $5.95 a cup or $7.95 a bowl and proceeds from the soup will be donated to the Capitol Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 1201 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-347-BASS.
The Willard Room's 2008 holiday bûche de Noël pays homage to The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker, by artistic director Septime Webre. Each year, the arts and culinary excellence are celebrated as the hotel's pastry chef highlights a Washington D.C. cultural leader, reflecting that leader's cultural institution in sumptuous design and flavor. Pastry chef Courtney Goldian rendered the ballet master's vision in a foot-long bûche. Inspired by Webre's French and Cuban heritage, the cake is made of a rich chocolate sponge with a dulce de leche cream filling and enrobed in a pink fondant icing. The tasty "slipper" cake will be available in carry-out boxes from November 27 through January 1. Priced at $119 including tax, a portion of each purchase will be dedicated to The Washington Ballet's Pointe Shoe Fund, which supplies The Washington Ballet ballerinas with over 400 pointe shoes per season. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance by calling 202-637-7305. Cakes can be picked up in the hotel lobby at the concierge desk. The Willard Room, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-637-7318, 800-327-0200.
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