Ripple Opening In Cleveland Park

In the former Aroma space at 3417 Connecticut Ave., a new restaurant featuring "wines from around the world, food from our backyard" opens this weekend.

Ripple is the result of former TLC head Roger Marmet's longtime dream to open a restaurant. He's assembled a great team, including chef Teddy Diggs, formerly of Blue Ridge, manager Danny Fisher who comes from Cork and Cork Market, and GM Brian Cook, a talented sommelier most recently of Sonoma. Pastry pro David Guas will provide sweets for the restaurant.

Open for dinner seven days a week, Ripple will serve a menu of locally sourced, seasonal dishes, along with a wine list offering 50 choices by the glass from smaller producers around the world.

A sample menu includes dishes like blood sausage with egg raviolo and horseradish; crispy soft shell crab with Anson Mills grits, wild ramps and preserved tomato; and braised greens lasagna with roasted mushrooms and b├ęchamel.

The chef is working with lots of great local farms including Trickling Springs Creamery, Path Valley Farms, Tuscarora, Northern Neck and Davon Crest.

There's also a late-night bar menu featuring charcuterie, cheese, panini and salads.