Posts Tagged ‘Ris Lacoste’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Historical Hoecakes Edition

Restaurant Eve's Cathal Armstrong and Bayou Bakery's David Guas recreate George Washington's beloved hoecakes. [Eatocracy] BGR's Mark Bucher and Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn compete in Miami's 2012 SoBe Burger Bash. [Burger Days] Ris Lacoste searches for local scallops that don't suck. [Flavor] Here's what guest chef John Currence had cooking last week at Rogue […]

Swapping Lamb Loin For Leg: Here’s How Chefs Make Restaurant Week Work

In his preview of D.C.'s upcoming restaurant week, which begins Jan. 9, WaPo critic Tom Sietsema talks to chefs about how they compensate for all those discounted meals during the biannual citywide promotion: "The trick, for [Ris owner Ris Lacoste] and her competitors, is to figure out food that reflects their style but isn’t 'going […]

Chefs Veg Out: Ris Lacoste of Ris

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: Ris Lacoste Title: Chef/Owner Restaurant: Ris Twitter: @risDC Cooking Since: Some 30-odd […]

Quick Feeding: Soup’s On at Ris

In the Mood for Some Soup? If you make your way through the West End, you might want to check out what Ris Lacoste has cooking, since she's developed a soup calendar for Ris. Call (202) 730-2500 for a complete schedule and to place pick-up orders. Pricing is $5 per cup, $8 per pint, and […]

Digging Through Ris’ Cavatelli Dish

I have a love-hate relationship with pasta. I think a bit of my mother’s distaste for pasta-heavy dishes has rubbed off on me—her sourness was fostered in a Bavarian refugee camp with box after box of pasta from U.S. care packages. When I’m in the mood for something creamy, a bowl full of linguini carbonara […]

Last Call for Summer: A Short Guide on Where to Enjoy the Fruits of a Dying Season

The fruits of summer at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market While not-so-delicately sipping pea soup, topped with an aggressive layer of Parmesan foam, I knew it was over. With the arrival of fall equinox, J&G Steakhouse will soon rid its menu of any traces of warm weather, like this terrific soup and the watermelon salad. I started to […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: RIS

Chef Ris Lacoste’s mentor, the Beard-winning Bob Kinkead, always pushed his prize pupil to open a diner. Kinkead wasn’t trying to suggest that Lacoste lacks the skills to lead her own fine-dining establishment. He was acknowledging something true about the woman who kept his restaurants humming for years: Lacoste always wanted her own diner—or, more […]

Ris Lacoste Fuses Fine Dining with Diners

During an interview I conducted late last year with Ris Lacoste, the fixture for a decade at 1789, the chef revealed some of the inspiration behind her new place, RIS, in the West End: Bob Kinkead, my dearest friend and mentor, said, ‘Ris, you look for an underserved neighborhood, you know.’ He would always say, […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

All local foodies today were focused on the breaking news at Equinox, where a fire destroyed the downtown institution's kitchen. Y&H has fire department reports and pictures from the scene. In the meantime, here are the top blog posts of the week: Say Hello to the Inaugural Class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame […]

Ris Lacoste Knew That Julia Child Was a Spy

Julia Child's kitchen, enshrined at the Smithsonian Right in the middle of my straight-forward, tightly scripted, 10-question interview with Ris Lacoste, the chef dropped a casual reference to "Julia," as in: "Julia told me that. She said, ‘Ris, you are going to have meatloaf on your menu, aren’t you?’ I said, ‘Yes, Julia.'" I'm sorry, […]