5.12.2006

The Week in Review

What people are talking about locally ...

... It was a good week for area chefs, with Fabio Trabocchi (right) of Maestro bringing home a prestigious James Beard award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic, and Roberto Donna redeeming himself with a win on Iron Chef America. Other D.C. chefs honored as nominees at the Beard awards were Peter Pastan of Obelisk and Mark Furstenberg of Breadline in the Mid-Atlantic category and Michel Richard of Citronelle for Outstanding Chef nationally. ...

... According to Bon Appetit's new blog, Saturday marks the cocktail's 200th birthday. And as The New York Times reports, the cocktail has come a long way, baby. José Andrés and Katsuya Fukushima of Café Atlantico get some ink in the story for the cocktails they've been engineering at the Minibar, like a whiskey sour topped off with a passion fruit foam. ...

... Coming: Il Mulino, an Italian chain out of New York, to 1110 Vermont Ave., according to a tip from a donrockwell.com poster. Going: Old Homestead Steakhouse, according to the TomChat. ...

... As if you haven't already been besieged by Mother's Day reminders and TV ads for cheap diamond heart pendants, check out this post I did on FreeRide with some ideas gathered from local sources for Sunday. ...

... And people have a lot to say about the food carts, or lack thereof, in the District.

3 comments:

Washington Cube said...

I just bought a cocktail book from the 1930's, and there is one ingredient that kept popping up over and over, but never seen in America, much: Creme Yvette, or Creme de Violette. There is one place in London where you can have it shipped, but it's as rare as hen's teeth.

Amanda said...

I wonder if any resourceful mixologists have ever tried to make it from scratch.

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