4.14.2006

The Week in Review

What's been on local foodies' minds this week ...

... Wolfgang Puck and the Newseum announce a new restaurant concept, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, set to open in the fall of 2007. ...

... The Chicago Tribune, by way of DCist, points out that we have Rev. Sun Myung Moon to thank for that piece of fatty toro. ...

... Hundreds of food lovers gathered on Tuesday for Taste of the Nation, where the area's best chefs put on a great show. Highlights included a hearty sausage and duck confit cassoulet from Restaurant Eve, a decadent chocolate peanut butter torte with a milkshake shooter from Colvin Run Tavern, and the flurry of cocktail activity at the "Boom Boom Bar," where Sebastian Zutant of Rasika was pouring chocolate tequila shooters and Todd Thrasher from Eve was decked out in a lab coat behind a display of bubbling technicolor beakers. If you missed out this year, be sure to watch out next spring for the next go-round. ...

... Dino gets a new executive chef in Daniel Amaya, a self-taught chef who has worked at Foti's in Virginia and Blackhawk Grille in California. Look for the chef to add more small plates to the menu. ...

... And last but definitely not least, the celebrity chef rumors keep simmering away, and Washingtonian's Todd Kliman neatly summed them up in his weekly chat. The Thomas Keller at the Watergate rumor has definitely had sticking power, but could Eric Ripert of the famed New York restaurant Le Bernardin be another contender? Or better yet, what if we get them both at two separate locations? Stay tuned. ...

(Photo by K. Barraclough of the Newseum.)

3 comments:

Spiral Stairs said...

Taste of the Nation was really cool, if a little crowded during the heart of the evening. I know of no other event at which the head chefs of high-caliber restaurants gather to serve unlimited food and wine for only $75. Sign me up for next year too.

Amanda said...

Agreed. It was great to see all the chefs, from Roberto Donna to Robert Wiedmaier.

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