11.06.2009

Chef Five Bites: Barton Seaver

Chef and sustainable seafood advocate Barton Seaver is currently head chef at Glover Park's Blue Ridge, and he's preparing to open Diamond District Seafood Co., a combo restaurant and seafood market, at 1612 14th St. NW. The fiercely proud DC native (he grew up in Mount Pleasant) graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and after traveling and cooking in Spain and Morocco, came back to DC and began working at Jaleo. From there, he moved on to Café Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar, and then Hook and Tackle Box in Georgetown. Here are his bites.

1. Pupusas and tacos de res at Pupuseria San Miguel in Mount Pleasant

2. Cavatelli at Sette Osteria

3. All of the sliced meats at Jaleo downtown

4. Chinese broccoli at Full Kee

5. Vegetable sampler at Dukem

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson, Cliff Wharton, Alex Bollinger, Massimo Fabbri, Daniel Bortnick, Rob Weland, Olivier Perret, Dennis Marron, Dean Gold, Mike Isabella, Bryan Voltaggio, Geoff Tracy, Bart Vandaele, Rodney Scruggs, Clayton Miller, Alex McCoy, Steve Mannino, Will Artley, Kyle Bailey & Tiffany MacIsaac, Santosh Tiptur

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know when he actually plans to open Diamond. The space still looks like a mess inside and it doesn't seem like they are doing anything to get it ready.

Amanda said...

Hard to say. Barton told me that once construction gets under way (which depends on permitting, etc), it should be a quick turnaround.

Patience ... ; )