Posts Tagged ‘frederik de pue’

Chef Frederik De Pue Sued For Allegedly Misusing Funds and Taking Alcohol From Restaurant

The conflict with his business partner is the reason why De Pue is no longer the chef at Table.

Restaurant, Meet Market. Market, Meet Restaurant.

If you want Menu MBK’s bacon thyme parker house rolls for breakfast, don’t bother hoarding them and asking for a doggie bag. After you finish dinner at chef Frederik de Pue’s Penn Quarter restaurant, you’ll find a four-pack for purchase on the first-floor market. Didn’t get to try that stinky bleu on the rolling cheese […]

What the Heck Are “Seal Safe” Mussels?

Menu items are full of feel-good modifiers these days: sustainably raised, locally foraged, line-caught. But at Frederik de Pue's new Penn Quarter restaurant Menu MBK, I encountered a descriptor I've never seen at a restaurant before: "seal safe." The term is used to describe the $18 mussels, served with saffron rice and piquillo peppers in […]

Table Gives Up on Hand-Writing Every Single Menu

For the past year, every page of nearly every menu at Table has been handwritten in pencil. Graphic designer An Ly of D.C.-based The General Design Company was behind the penmanship of the first batch. Ly told Y&H last year that it took her two to three hours to complete each of notebook-style menus, which spanned seven pages front […]

Menu MBK Opens Its Market Today

The first-floor market at Frederik de Pue's new multi-story Penn Quarter restaurant Menu MBK (Market, BistroBar, Kitchen) opens today, selling everything from sandwiches to local produce to beers and wines. Menu MBK replaces Azur, which de Pue closed in September. The new concept will also include a casual cafe and bistro upstairs, opening Jan. 30, and a […]

Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open

Will 2014 be the year the New York Times and other national rags stop mentioning politics and expense accounts when writing about D.C.’s food scene? Wishful thinking, perhaps. But the city’s culinary cred will only demand more respect this year. Sure, plenty of big name celebrity chefs—Philadelphia’s Jose Garces, New York’s Daniel Boulud, Boston’s Michael […]

Try Menu at Table This December

Frederik de Pue's new restaurant Menu, which will replace what was Azur in Penn Quarter, isn't set to open until January. But you can get an early taste of dishes from Menu's third floor bistro and bar at de Pue's Shaw restaurant Table from Dec. 9 through 11. A three-course menu will be available for […]

To Perfect and Serve: For Some New Restaurants, It’s Never Too Early to Shut Down and Start Over

The day before Azur closed for good, the downstairs din-ing room and bar was, unsurprisingly, empty. Over the course of a two-hour Thursday happy hour, maybe a dozen people strolled into the Penn Quarter seafood restaurant. The bar had run out of grapefruit juice. The calamari—which on a previous visit came dressed in a nuoc […]

Penn Quarter Seafood Restaurant Azur Is Closing

The $40 cocktail was the first to go. Now, Azur, the seafood restaurant that briefly offered the city's most expensive cocktail, is getting the axe itself. The Post reports that chef Frederik de Pue has decided to close the Penn Quarter spot after Friday night because it wasn't getting "steady enough numbers for the size […]

Coming Soon: Caviar at Azur and Crepes at Table

It's a busy month for budding restaurateur Frederik de Pue: he's opening his second D.C. restaurant Azur in Penn Quarter on April 18 and launching brunch at his Shaw spot Table on April 20. The menu is now online for contemporary European seafood restaurant Azur, located in the former Café Atlántico and Minibar building. The first-floor […]