Posts Tagged ‘Morou Ouattara’

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 […]

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 […]

Owner: Bibiana Osteria Will NOT be a Pizza Joint

Bibiana Osteria and Enoteca, the latest entrant in the area's escalating Italian Restaurant Wars, will indeed serve pizza, just like a number of other combatants in this wide-scale skirmish, including Potenza, Ristorante Posto, and Kora. But owner Ashok Bajaj doesn't want pies to define his new place at 1100 New York Ave. NW, which will […]

Food News You Can Use: The Twitter Edition

We here at Young & Hungry Central are always on the cutting-edge of new media and technology, which is just a clever way of saying that we, too, can steal shit from Twitter and pass it along as news.  Here's the latest from the 21st Century version of the AP wire: From chef Morou Ouattara […]

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 […]