4.10.2006

Wolfgang Puck Concept Unveiled

Details about the forthcoming Wolfgang Puck restaurant, Source by Wolfgang Puck, in the new Newseum were released today, and it looks like it will have a little something for everyone.

On the street level will be a "bar and grill" style dining space with a casual menu. Upstairs will be devoted to a more upscale dining experience, with food that "will evoke signature menus from Spago, Chinois and Postrio restaurants," according to a release.

"I am thrilled to bring the best in California cuisine to the most newsworthy spot in Washington, D.C.," Puck said in a release. "The menu will offer some of my signatures dishes, as well as new creations inspired from fresh Maryland, Virginia, and East Coast ingredients and flavors. This combination will surely make our newest restaurant the Source for lunch and dinner in the District of Columbia."

The new restaurant is part of a larger trend of chefs looking to museums as the next fine dining frontier. The Newseum is slated to open in the fall of 2007.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it sounds better than one if his craptastic airport take-aways.

Anonymous said...

No joke.

dcbubble said...

The fact that Puck is coming is good for DC. It does bring some badly needed excitement to a town that is fast losing its stodgy reserve. Let's not lose sight of the fact, though, that the Source is a chain restaurant that will simultaneously kick DC up a notch and make it less interesting too.

http://dcbubble.blogspot.com/2006/04/celebrity-chef-comes-to-dc.html

Anonymous said...

I will take a chain restaurant like a Spago anyday

Twoste said...

Anything new in the Capitol Hill area would be a blessing!