News for Restaurants in Washington DC
Addie's is offering a seasonal holiday catering menu for the first time. Designed by executive chef Arra Lawson, the menu features New American cuisine and home-style options. Catering orders are personalized and made fresh to order using seasonal ingredients sourced whenever possible from Maryland and Virginia farms. Catering orders are available for pick-up only and the restaurant requests 72 hours notice for larger orders. Call 301-881-0081. Addie's, 11120 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-881-0081.
Ping by Charlie Chiang's is offering theatre-goers this season a four-course, pre-theatre menu priced at $20.08, including appetizer, soup, entrée, dessert and beverage. Guests might take advantage of the thespian options at both an AMC Loews Shirlington 7 movie theatre and Signature Theatre one block away. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call 703-820-9771 or visit www.sig-online.org. Ping by Charlie Chiang's, 4060 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206, 703-671-4900.
2941 Restaurant is commemorating Halloween throughout October with a special "Eye Scream" dessert, designed by pastry chef Anthony Chavez. Valrhona white chocolate, pistachio mousse and raspberry-lychee coulis create the frighteningly delicious dish, priced at $15 and presented on a bed of dry ice to resemble a pair of smoking eyeballs. Guests can also enjoy the restaurant's specialty cocktail of the month, the "Evil Eye," made with muddled blueberries, pomegranate syrup, cranberry juice, soda water and Ketel One vodka. The drink, priced at $10 and served in a Collins glass, is garnished with a spiked blueberry-stuffed lychee and a dash of grenadine for a Halloween-festive effect. Executive chef Bertrand Chemel is also embracing the Halloween spirit with a special tasting menu, available Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. Priced at $100 per person, the four-course prix-fixe menu will include the "Evil Eye" cocktail and "Eye Scream" dessert, as well as three additional savory specials created just for the occasion. 2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042, 703-270-1500.
Politicians, lobbyists and travelers to the nation's capital will seek the finest in DC dining during the upcoming weeks filled with election buzz. Several local eateries are joining in the debate, including Laurent Tourondel's BLT Steak (1625 Eye St. NW, 202-689-8999), which is offering a special breakfast meeting menu. Asia Nine Bar & Lounge (915 E St. NW, 202-629-4355) is featuring a selection of maki sushi, each designed with a politico 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 McCain Roll is a nod toward the west with a mix of lobster, guacamole and tortilla chips. Candidates' Selection rolls are priced at $8 each. At Town & Country bar, located in the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel (1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-347-3000), the Arizona Sunset cocktail features a mixture of tequila, prickly pear juice and some fresh orange juice while the Chicago Cocktail is a heady mix of Remy Martin VSOP, a dash of bitters and a hint of triple sec---each priced at $11.95. Café Promenade is offering three-course special menus from Arizona and Illinois by chef Paul O'Connor of the Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa and Michael Reich of the Renaissance Chicago Hotel.
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