Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Marron’

Snakes on a Plate: Snakehead Abounds, Except on Menus

Since the northern snakehead turned up in a lake in Crofton, Md., in 2002, the fish has loomed in the public imagination as a dark, monstrous invader. The presence of snakehead worried scientists, who knew that any invasive species poses an ecological threat; it concerned recreational anglers, who fretted that the snakehead, which has no […]

Market Research: Sorrel

What: “A weed that has flavor,” says chef Dennis Marron from Penn Quarter’s Poste Moderne Brasserie, when asked to describe sorrel. “It tastes like under-ripe kiwi with a little bit of funkiness to it.” Marron looks to sorrel to add complexity to dishes. Its sour-bitter taste provides an acidic flavor different from vinegar or lemon […]

Is An All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Fest Really The Best Way To Promote Sustainability?

An extravagant festival where some 4,000 oysters will be fried, mashed into a stuffing, grilled, presented on the half shell, and served stewed, too, might not sound like the best way to help sustain the endangered mollusks. But there's some logic to the smorgasbord strategy of "Oysterstock," the $75-per-person charity event taking place Sunday at […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Elusive Vegan Eclair Edition

Sticky Fingers' Doron Petersan makes all sorts of vegan treats. Two she hasn't quite perfected yet: eclairs and macaroons. [HuffPo] The former El Sol Mexican restaurant in Shaw is slated to become a tavern. [Prince of Petworth] Construction begins soon on Niall Cooper and Lindsey Morse’s BakeHouse shop at 14th and T Streets NW. Yes, […]

What To Eat Tonight: Thunder’s Reindeer Burgers (It’s Your Last Chance To Taste Rudolph)

Tonight: Chef Todd Gray and wife-partner Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed host the 11th annual Sugar & Champagne charity event at Muse inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art, featuring all sorts of goodies from about 50 area restaurants. If you don't already have tickets, you're out of luck. The swanky soiree (priced at $90 […]

Chefs Veg Out: Dennis Marron of The Grille at Morrison House

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Dennis Marron Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: The Grille at Morrison House […]

Half-Smoke Challenge to Find D.C.’s Top Dog

It's been said that the half-smoke is the closest thing the District gets to having a recognizable homegrown food product. The half-smoke, of course, is most associated with Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street NW, which this week donated its papers and artifacts to George Washington University's Africana Research Center. (Washington City Paper's 2007 cover […]

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