Posts Tagged ‘Menu MBK’

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 […]

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 […]