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Equinox’s Karen Nicolas Named One of America’s Best New Chefs

Congrats to Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray's Equinox—one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine's 2012 Best New Chefs in America. In a short write-up, the mag praises Nicolas for "[c]reatively shaking up one of DC’s iconic power restaurants." Full announcement below:

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 […]

This Weekend: Solstice Sustenance at Equinox, ‘Snow Day’ In Dupont & More

Tonight, Todd Gray hosts his annual winter solstice dinner at Equinox, this time featuring the culinary stylings of new executive chef Karen Nicolas. On the menu: soft-poached duck egg, pan-roasted turbot, and juniper-brined venison.( More details here.) Elsewhere this weekend, the annual holiday "Snow Day" bar crawl kicks off in Dupont on Saturday (no actual […]

Chefs Veg Out: Karen Nicolas of Equinox

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: Karen Nicolas Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Equinox Twitter: @EquinoxDC Cooking Since: It's […]

Make Me Something Not On The Menu: Equinox Chef Karen Nicolas On D.C. Diners

"With Equinox and [chef/owner] Todd [Gray], he has so many regulars and high-profile government people that have been coming here since he opened 12 years ago and sometimes they just want you to cook for them. They don't want what's on the menu. There's a lot of catering to that here which, you know, I […]