Posts Tagged ‘Farrah Olivia’

Farrah Olivia to Be Resurrected, in Kora’s Private Dining Room

Attention fans of the late and beloved Farrah Olivia: When chef Morou Ouattara closed the restaurant in Old Town Alexandria in 2009, he said at the time he'd reopen the the place, Washingtonian reported at the time, "in downtown DC within the next 'nine to 12 months.'" Fast forward... Instead, Farrah Olivia will be reopening […]

Morou Ouattara Launches African Spice Line

Kora chef/co-owner Morou Ouattara has just launched a line of African spices as a nod both to his youth on the Ivory Coast and to his style of modern American cooking, last sampled at Farrah Olivia, which incorporates African ingredients. Chef Morou, as he is known to his many followers, answered a few e-mail questions from Y&H about […]

Thanks for the Memories and Meals: D.C.’s Shuttered Restaurants

Yaku will be history by January. The poor economy keeps putting the squeeze on local restaurants. The latest to shut their doors (or scheduled to shut their doors) include Vegetate in Shaw, the  CPK on Connecticut Avenue, Yaku in Arlington, D'Acqua on Pennsylvania Avenue, Savory Cafe in Takoma Park, and Enjera Eritrean Restaurant and Bar […]

Kora’s Eggplant Gazpacho: A Taste of Spain at Morou Ouattara’s Trattoria

I was eager to see what the Brothers Ouattara would do with Italian cuisine at Kora, so the wife and I jumped into the ol' global warming machine on a recent Sunday to try the brunch at this new Crystal City outpost, located in the old Bebo Trattoria space. Brunch is never my preferred way […]

Food News You Can Use: When Pig Flies (May Kill Us All)

Somehow any piece of breaking news on the local food/restaurant front seems small and insignificant compared to the reports coming out of Mexico: Pig farming will kill us all! OK, I exaggerate: The swine flu outbreak is merely, according to the World Health Organization, a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." Capital letters are never […]

Want to Know About Morou Ouattara’s Future? Ask Him on ‘Grill Warren’ Right Now

Morou: Hit him with your best question Given the apparently precarious nature of our local dining scene, we should all jump at the chance to poke and prod at one of the area's premier chefs, Morou Ouattara, who recently told the Washingtonian's Todd Kliman that he'll be pulling the plug on Farrah Olivia in Old […]

Restaurants, They’re Falling Like Dominoes

Following the closing of Roberto Donna's Bebo Trattoria and the impending closure of Yannick Cam's Le Paradou, news has broken of two more shutterings on the local restaurant scene. Todd Kliman at the Washingtonian reports this afternoon that Farrah Olivia, chef Morou Ouattara's Old Town outpost of modern American cooking, will be closing its doors […]

D.C. Restaurant Week Pushed Back to February

The Washington Business Journal is reporting that this winter's D.C. Restaurant Week promotion will be pushed back to February, in deference to the Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20. The move makes sense to me: The D.C. dining market will be flooded with hundreds of thousands of tourists in mid-January, the traditional period for this […]