Posts Tagged ‘Bibiana’

Bacon, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Carnivores

Meat is no longer just what’s for dinner. Now, it’s what you drink, too. From veal to venison to foie gras, bartenders are finding ways to create cocktails with ingredients typically only found on the plate. In the age of experimental mixology and whole-animal dining, it seems no ingredient is off-limits. Here’s a look at […]

Bar Food Bites: Bibiana’s Lamb Ribs and Pork Skins

When it comes to lunch, I’m usually an eat-at-my-desk kinda guy. It’s not often I have time for an hour-long meal. Heck, rarely do I have time for a trip to the salad bar at the Whole Foods near my Foggy Bottom office. But when I got word of a new bar menu from Bibiana […]

What To Eat Tonight: Ten Buck Pizzas at Bibiana

So maybe you want to hold off on the sushi today. How 'bout a pizza instead? Choose from six kinds of homemade pies, priced at $10 each, as part of the Italian happy hour specials at Bibiana. Chef Nick Stefanelli's specialties include the "Salsiccia" with fennel sausage, tomato and pecorino; "Romana" with red onions, anchovies, […]

Can Scott Drewno Repeat As D.C.’s Pork King?

The local, um, leg of Cochon 555, aka "The Pork Olympics," is coming up April 22. Today, organizers announced this year's cheftestants who, as the Post reports, will compete to break down whole pigs into the best bite-sized dishes. Last year's victor, The Source's Scott Drewno, will return to defend his title against, among others, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Tantric Vegan Edition

Breakfast with José Andrés [Bon Appetit] The D.C.-area's Top 7 most overpriced dishes. [Washingtonian] Single-barrel bourbon is now on tap at Jack Rose. [Urban Daddy] Bibiana recovers from a suspicious package scare. [NBC Washington] The ChurchKey crew will name its new brewery/restaurant next week. [Eater via Twitter] Brunch at Ben's Next Door doesn't suck. [Bitches […]

Who’s D.C.’s Best New Chef?

Recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella of Graffiato is one of three D.C. nominees for "People's Best New Chef" honors, as voted by the public and presented by Food & Wine magazine. Among other Mid-Atlantic representatives, Karen Nicolas of Equinox and Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana are also in the running. Arlington gets a […]

Swapping Lamb Loin For Leg: Here’s How Chefs Make Restaurant Week Work

In his preview of D.C.'s upcoming restaurant week, which begins Jan. 9, WaPo critic Tom Sietsema talks to chefs about how they compensate for all those discounted meals during the biannual citywide promotion: "The trick, for [Ris owner Ris Lacoste] and her competitors, is to figure out food that reflects their style but isn’t 'going […]

Could You Eat an Animal You Just Witnessed Being Butchered?

Stretched out, the lamb's body looked like it reached 3 or 4 feet. Gone were the coarse curls and its entire head. It just laid there, deep burgundy muscles kept intact with bones and cartilage, or whatever else holds together a once-living creature. I didn't witness a slaughter, but a full-on butchering seemed close enough. Last week, Young & […]

Esquire Names Bibiana One of the 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010

This news has been reported in many other places, but Esquire finally posted the 20 Best New Restaurants feature online, where we can read what John Mariani had to say about Bibiana, Ashok Bajaj's sleek new Italian operation. Bibiana is the lone representative from the District, and like last year's D.C. pick (and the two […]

Guest Chefs Team Up with Columbia Room’s Derek Brown for Dinners

The Columbia Room, Derek Brown's prix-fixe cocktail counter hidden behind the Passenger, is bringing in outside chefs for a series of tag-team dinners. The details are predictably complicated and fussy.  According to a press release, "Each chef will join Derek Brown behind the bar and prepare two dishes that Derek will pair with hand crafted […]

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