Posts Tagged ‘Enzo Fargione’

Storm Be Damned, Restaurants Will Serve On

A surprising number of restaurants and bars is staying open despite Metro closings and severe weather warnings. And while restaurateurs say they're playing it by ear, many are die-hards about not closing—no matter what. "I hate closing," says Chef Geoff's Geoff Tracy. "Restaurant people are hardworking people, and they're not looking to stay at home and […]

Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster Chef

DC Central Kitchen's annual Capital Food Fight is coming up on Oct. 8.  Among the highlights of the star-studded fundraiser will be a cooking throw-down between Elisir chef  Enzo Fargione, Bourbon Steak chef Adam Sobel, Vidalia chef Jeff Buben, and Cuba Libre chef Guillermo Pernot. Already the trash-talking has begun. The nonprofit has a few amazing […]

What To Eat Tonight: Octopus Tacos at Bandolero Preview

Tonight: Graffiato's Mike Isabella previews the fare for his forthcoming Mexican concept, Bandolero, with a pop-up event at the Living Social headquarters on F Street NW. If you don't have tickets, you are way too late.  Folks looking to attend the evening's other marquee pop-up event, the planned Vietnamese "Pho U" soiree at Montserrat House, […]

Water (Filtered or Not) Is Now Entirely Free at Elisir

Enzo Fargione's Elisir, the newish Italian eatery in Penn Quarter that attracted a ton of attention over its 29-cent fee for filtered tap water, has now decided to provide the liquid refreshment for free. This is the second time this week that the restaurant has altered its position on the matter. In an email to […]

Gut Reaction: Elisir’s Branzino Carpaccio Is A Smoky Treat (But Don’t Eat The Wood Chips!)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Of the various al la carte offerings at chef Enzo Fargione's new Elisir restaurant (roughly pronounced ale-ee-zeer), which opened on Wednesday, the smoked carpaccio di branzino immediately snagged my attention. The $18 fish dish comes served in […]

Elisir’s Tap Water Fee Cheaper Than A Glass In Vegas

Here's more fodder for the ongoing debate about the new Elisir restaurant's 29-cent surcharge for filtered tap water: it seems that Border Grill at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is charging a "water fee" of 50 cents per glass. As chef Enzo Fargione helpfully pointed out yesterday, the charge at Elisir is applied per guest, […]

D.C. Water Gives Its Two Cents On Elisir’s 29-Cent Water Surcharge

All the chatter this week about the cost of water (29 cents per guest for filtered tap) at chef Enzo Fargione's new Penn Quarter eatery Elisir, which opens Wednesday night, left me parched for more info. I wondered, what's the average price of tap water, anyway? You know, for the guy who is actually paying […]

Enzo Fargione Isn’t Banking On the Power Lunch Crowd

"The idea was not to offer a white tablecloth experience because in this area, I was pretty much sure I was going to shoot myself in the foot....For lunch, we're going to give you the same plastic menus that TGI Fridays has, so you can feel that it is affordable."—chef Enzo Fargione, speaking to Dining […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Siroc

Is it just me, or does it feel like the entire dining community has piled on Roberto Donna now that Arlington County has busted him as a tax cheat? Just the karmic payback for a poorly conducted business life, you say? Perhaps. But it’s probably good for our own karma to remember that Donna’s outstanding […]

Former Teatro Chef Enzo Fargione to Launch His Own Downtown Restaurant

Not long after he was unceremoniously ousted from Teatro Goldoni earlier this year, Enzo Fargione vowed to open his own place, where he would focus almost exclusively on his multi-course tasting menu that had made Teatro a destination for many gastronomes. The chef even dropped the "K" word: He compared his upcoming endeavor to Komi, […]

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