Category: The Latest Dish


Chef / GM Updates: Juan Rivera is now executive chef at the Barcelona Wine Bar on 14th Street, NW. He was previously at Barcelona Wine Bar in Reston, Virginia. Rivera replaces NYC chef Alex Ureña. Joel Hatton is now executive chef at Cafe Saint-Ex on 14th Street, NW. He was previously at Shaw’s Tavern and […]


The St. Regis, Washington, D.C… …has grown its culinary footprint in downtown D.C. Sébastien Giannini has been named executive chef of the facility’s new, modern Mediterranean restaurant that will launch in Q1. He was most recently executive chef and culinary director at the W Montreal, a five-star hotel in Montreal, Canada. He was a finalist […]

Hot off the press!

Joseph Mattioli, the general manager of the St. Regis Washington, D.C., plans to launch a new French café concept (as he is French) in the historic 1926 hotel lobby, featuring French pastries and espresso (the real thing) to ring in the morning, and a champagne bar (perhaps with caviar?) to congratulate those who made it […]

A ‘RARE’ Sight Slated for I Street This Month

Openings: RARE Steak and Seafood, with a November 1 open at 1595 I Street, NW (at 16th Street), will seat over 300 people in the 10,000-square-foot, two-level space. And that doesn’t count the tented roof deck private event space overlooking the White House. It will serve Midwestern family hospitality from Wisconsin’s Sosnowski family — as […]

The Latest Dish

Top Chef alumnus, Kwame Onwuachi, will head the kitchen at Kith and Kin at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf in D.C. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will feature Caribbean flavors, Creole cuisine, and African accents, taking advantage of Kwame’s travels and childhood. CCCChanges: Chef/owner Charlie Palmer is completely renovating his Charlie Palmer Steak on Capitol Hill, […]

Medals, medals, and more medals!

Bristow, Virginia-based MurLarkey Distilled Spirits was awarded five medals by the American Distilling Institute as part of its 2017 Judging of Craft Spirits. Divine Clarity Vodka won gold in the grain-to-glass vodka category. Brutality Limited Reserve Whiskey, Cincerity Whiskey, Justice White Whiskey, and Imagination Gin were awarded bronze medals. This was the most medals won […]

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