Seaver Leaving Saint-Ex, Kliman Reports

Washingtonian dining editor Todd Kliman breaks a juicy piece of news this afternoon regarding two of D.C.'s brightest young stars: chef Barton Seaver of Cafe Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar and pastry chef Heather Chittum of Notti Bianche are leaving their respective restaurants for Hook, a forthcoming spot in Georgetown.

Kliman reports that the new restaurant will take over the old Cilantro space at 3241 M St. NW.

Read more about the new venture on the Best Bites Blog. April is mentioned as the target opening.

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