Posts Tagged ‘Oval Room’

In D.C.’s Booming Dining Scene, Restaurants Renovate to Stay Relevant

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj will renovate Rasika in Penn Quarter and 701 Restaurant this year.

Tableside Preparations Are Making a Comeback at D.C. Restaurants

Restaurants are carving Spanish ham, grinding and brewing coffee, and mixing cocktails at the diner’s side.

Oval Room Will Undergo Renovations at the End of June

Longtime power restaurant Oval Room is finally getting a makeover. The 20-year-old dining room will close on June 30 and reopen in August with a new look and new menu. Owner Ashok Bajaj has hired New York restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates, who designed Rasika West End as well as Nopa Kitchen+Bar, to come up with […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Frequent Diner Miles Edition

A bill to require D.C. food trucks to collect the usual 10 percent sales tax is headed back to D.C. Council. [Blade] Early intel on Bar Pilar's new upstairs dining room; plus, pics from inside. [Washingtonian, BYT] Peregrine Espresso's Lindsey Kiser is headed to the U.S. Barista Championship. [Fresh Cup] Spike Mendelsohn has devised a […]

Belga Café: D.C.’s Newest Power Lunch Hot Spot

When we think of D.C. restaurants synonymous with the term "power lunch," several venues immediately come to mind: The Monocle, Bombay Club, Oval Room, Tosca, Charlie Palmer Steak, to name a few. But...Belga Café? That's a new one. The "little bit of Brussels" on Barracks Row oddly kicks off a recent USA Today travel article […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The Oval Room

It wouldn’t have been hard to include every one of Ashok Bajaj’s seven restaurants on this list. Not that I would ever do that. I mean, I’ve never been very fond of ball hogs, if you’ll allow me to use such a crude metaphor in reference to one of the most refined restaurateurs in town. […]

The Best and Worst of ‘Top Chef’ D.C., Episode 4

Cooking for babies: So Tom and Padma both have infants. Tom and Padma are both judges on Top Chef. Tom and Padma are busy, flying here and there to run restaurants or write cookbooks or get pregnant. Tom and Padma don't have time for babies. Tom and Padma don't want to be turned into Child […]

‘Top Chef’ Names Contestants for D.C. Edition

Top Chef recently announced the contestants for its upcoming season, which will not only feature D.C., the city, but also a couple of D.C. area chefs. Two of the competitors include Tamesha Warren, sous chef at the Oval Room, and Timothy Dean, owner/chef of Prime steakhouse in Baltimore and a forthcoming steakhouse in D.C. Dean […]

28-Year-Old Diana Davila Starts As Jackie’s New Executive Chef

Jackie Greenbaum was fairly nervous last year as she launched a search to replace Sam Adkins, the only chef she had ever employed at the Silver Spring restaurant that bares her name.  Adkins had been at Jackie's for more than five years, and the owner figured she had better find a strong kitchen manager to […]

Area Chefs and Restaurateurs Claim 18 Noms on the Beard Semi-finalists’ List for 2010

Just call Derek Brown, left, Mr. Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Y&H is a behind on this (hey, if you want excuses, I got a million of 'em!), but I wanted to offer my congratulations to the local semi-finalists for this year's James Beard Awards. It's an impressive list, one filled with many of Y&H's […]

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