Posts Tagged ‘The Red Hen’

The Red Hen’s Sebastian Zutant Will Release a Rosé Wine Called Dahlia

It's crisp and clean with "loads of minerality," a bit of saltiness, and hints of watermelon and tart green apple.

The Latest Artisanal Trend in D.C. Restaurants? Branded Booze

Iron Gate, Founding Farmers, Kapnos, The Red Hen, The Passenger, and more all have their own private labels.

How Restaurant Week Really Works

All this week, Mintwood Place chef Cedric Maupillier will show up an hour earlier to work and leave an hour later. He’s also reinforced the troops: an additional cook, server, food runner, and busser. This is not a week for kitchen rookies. This is the week to bring in the people who’ve already proven themselves. […]

Where to Avoid Restaurant Week

While Restaurant Week inspires a frenzy of reservation snatching from delighted deal-seekers, there are also plenty of diners who would prefer to stay as far away as possible from the crowded dining rooms and limited menus. Fortunately, Restaurant Week can also be a quieter time to visit otherwise packed places that aren't participating in the promotion. Here are 15 Y&H-approved […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink With Kombucha

Bartender: Sebastian Zutant Where: Red Hen, 1822 1st St. NW Mystery Ingredient: Ginger-flavored Capital Kombucha Bartender Response: Turns out Zutant is a kombucha fanboy. “I literally drink kombucha every other day,” he said. “I thought the ingredient would be, like, oxblood or something.” What We Got: Zutant wasted no time whipping up a mezcal and […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Eat The Red Hen’s Rigatoni With Fennel Sausage Ragu Immediately

With so many new Italian restaurants opening this spring, I've been eating a lot of pasta and pizza lately. But amid all these carbs, there's one dish I keep coming back for: The Red Hen's mezze rigatoni with fennel sausage ragu. It's not particularly inventive or complicated. It's just the perfect bowl of pasta. I've […]

The Red Hen and DC Brau Collaborate on a Barrel-Aged Brew

Bloomingdale's new grill-centric restaurant The Red Hen has teamed up with DC Brau and Virginia's Linden Vineyards on a barrel-aged draft beer that will begin pouring next week. The farmhouse ale called "Sailing the Seas of Lees" is aged for six weeks in Linden Vineyards' oak barrels with Sauvignon Blanc lees (the residual yeast left from the wine […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

What’s Up with the Cocktail Names at The Red Hen?

The Red Hen opened in Bloomingdale last night with wood grill-fired, Italian-inspired cuisine and wine-centric cocktails with some really long names. The latter will give you some insight into the likes and dark humor of co-owner Sebastian Zutant, who created the drink menu. The former wine director of Proof draws on personal anecdotes and favorite […]