Posts Tagged ‘Ashok Bajaj’

Changing Tables: Michel Is Ready to Open at the Ritz in Tysons

Scary: Iron Gate will close on Halloween The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: After more than a year of speculation and rumor-mongering, Michel Richard is set to open his French-American bistro, Michel, in the former Maestro space at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons. Accomplished chef Levi Mezick will lead […]

Food News You Can Use: Fabio Is Back!

Hey, the Redskins squeaked one out yesterday so there's no need to play Monday morning (or afternoon) quarterback. In lieu of this week's Dan Snyder sucks-a-thon, let's get straight to the food news. A bold new deli, Annie and Teddy's, is set to open on the corner of Potomac and Pennsylvania SE. (Prince of Petworth) […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rasika

Would somebody please give Vikram Sunderam a James Beard Award already? The Rasika chef has figured out a way to weave street food into an upscale Indian menu, introduced Subcontinental tasting menus with wine pairings, and generally created a whole culture around the once humble home cooking of India. How much more does the guy […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The Oval Room

It wouldn’t have been hard to include every one of Ashok Bajaj’s seven restaurants on this list. Not that I would ever do that. I mean, I’ve never been very fond of ball hogs, if you’ll allow me to use such a crude metaphor in reference to one of the most refined restaurateurs in town. […]

‘Top Chef’ Names Contestants for D.C. Edition

Top Chef recently announced the contestants for its upcoming season, which will not only feature D.C., the city, but also a couple of D.C. area chefs. Two of the competitors include Tamesha Warren, sous chef at the Oval Room, and Timothy Dean, owner/chef of Prime steakhouse in Baltimore and a forthcoming steakhouse in D.C. Dean […]

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's […]

Chow Down for Haitian Earthquake Relief

It hasn't even been a week since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, but I bet you've already been hit up 500 times for a donation to help the victims. You can barely turn to a Web site, a restaurant, a party, or a social network without finding some solicitation asking for more cash for […]

More Good News for Bajaj: He’s One of D.C.’s Most Powerful People

So says GQ magazine, which runs down the list of D.C. heavyweights in its November issue. Most of the folks on the list are pols or the power behind pols or the eyes watching pols. Ashok Bajaj makes the cut, apparently, because he feeds the pols and treats them all with respect. Bajaj tells GQ […]

Rasika Will Be the First Ethnic Restaurant to Earn 4 Stars from Tom Sietsema

Tom Sietsema won't confirm it, but sources indicate that Rasika, restaurateur Ashok Bajaj's upscale Indian establishment in Penn Quarter, will receive four stars in the Post critic's next Dining Guide, which should hit the Web on Thursday. It would be the first so-called ethnic restaurant to earn four stars in Sietsema's nine-plus years as dining […]

Looking for a Little Practice, Bibiana Jumps the Gun and Opens for Service Today

Ashok Bajaj put his Bibiana cooks and servers through six different practice runs this week, in preparation for what was supposed to be a Monday, Sept. 7, opening. So why did the downtown osteria and enoteca open today instead? "Practice, practice, practice," Bajaj tells Y&H this afternoon. "Like everything else, we needed a little bit […]