12.11.2009

Chef Five Bites: Wesley Morton

Louisiana native Wesley Morton is head chef of new gastropub Againn. Morton was most recently executive chef of 17 at the Alden-Houston hotel in Houston, but he's no stranger to DC. The graduate of the New England Culinary Institute worked at Citronelle from 2004 to 2005 and Circle Bistro from 2005 to 2006. He also staged at CityZen and The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Since returning to DC, he's found some time to eat out around town, and here are his Five Bites.

1. Pied de cochon at Central

2. No. 12 at Pho 75 in Arlington

3. Piccolo bollito (house corned beef, veal tongue and a coddled organic duck egg with fingerling potatoes, cippolini and green herb sauce) at Palena's cafe

4. Chicken liver bruschetta at Cork Wine Bar

5. Seasame seed "tofu" with sea urchin at Sushi Taro

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, Barton Seaver, Glenn Babcock, Antonio Burrell, Claudio Pirollo and Mickael Cornu

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