Posts Tagged ‘Zentan’

Chef Jennifer Nguyen Leaves Zentan

Zentan chef Jennifer Nguyen has parted ways with the Donovan House's Japanese restaurant. Nguyen took over the kitchen in the spring of 2013 after celebrity chef Susur Lee, who opened the restaurant, split with Zentan. Jacque Riley, publicist for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, sent Y&H the following statement: Chef Jennifer Nguyen has left Zentan to pursue other […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Zentan’s Kinki Fish

The Dish: Kinki Fish Price: $6.50 per slice of sashimi. It’s also included in the $65 omakase tasting menu. Where to Get It: Zentan, 1155 14th St. NW; (202) 379-4366; What It Is: A rare, deep sea–dwelling fish in the snapper family that can live about a century. It calls the Pacific Ocean home, […]

Sake Flights and Shrimp-Infused Cocktails Coming to Zentan

The cool bar trend these days seems to be to pick a spirit, then build as large a collection as possible with a couple rare bottles thrown in for bragging rights. One of the latest examples: Zentan, which is bulking up its sake selection and just launched a new drink menu with sake flights and […]

Remixology: Make Us a Drink with Mountain Dew’s Breakfast Soda

Where: Zentan, 1155 14 St. NW Bartender: Josh Berner Mystery Ingredient: Orange Citrus-flavored Kickstart, Mountain Dew’s new fizzy breakfast drink Bartender Response: “It tastes like a bunch of chemicals,” Berner said. What We Got: Clarified orange juice, Jacob’s Ghost white whiskey, strawberry preserves, and a bit of house-made absinthe, topped off with Kickstart. Call it […]

Light and Stormy: How to Make a Snow Cocktail

After several years of mild winters, Washingtonians ought to have greeted January’s smattering of snowfall with open arms and tongues sticking out toward the sky. But next time, they may want to break out the tumblers. While we can’t vouch for the sanitation of D.C. snow, we bet it works in a cocktail. We asked […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Talk To The Hand At Rasika Edition

About that big hand at Rasika West End [Post] José Andrés named one of the 100 most influential people in the world. [Time] A total of 14 new restaurants are coming to 14th Street NW [Dining Bisnow] Feastly's ramen pop-up at Blind Dog Cafe draws 300 requests for 35 seats.  [Twitter] Five D.C. crawfish spots […]

What To Eat Tonight: Skinny-Sized Singapore Slaw at Zentan

Beyond his flowing locks, good looks and star turn on Top Chef Masters, celebrity chef Susur Lee is perhaps best known for his Singapore slaw, a colorful and towering pile of some 19 different ingredients. The tantalizing laundry list generally includes taro root, red onion, rice vermicelli, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, toasted sesame seeds, hazelnuts, fennel, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Year of the Dragon Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! Some tasty places to celebrate: Zentan, Toki Underground and The Source by Wolfgang Puck. [We Love DC] Hungry for Chinese peasant food the way they used to make it? You know, during the rule of Mao Zedong? There's a book for that. [NPR] Iconoclastic Alamo Drafthouse aims to open in the […]

Sushi, Ramen & Hanger Steak Poutine: Things to Expect at The Hamilton, Opening Dec. 18

"Wouldn't this be a cool place to grab a burger at lunchtime?" asks Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's Restaurant Group. He's leaning against a long wooden counter running the length of a massive window overlooking bustling 14th Street NW in downtown D.C. We're hanging out in the main bar area of The Hamilton, the Clyde's […]

Looking for Wee-Hour Sushi? Head to The Hamilton

Zentan sushi chef Jason Zheng will be dishing out the sashimi and such at The Hamilton, the behemoth, four-bar, four-dining room live music venue in downtown D.C. that Clyde's Restaurant Group aims to open in mid-December. Zheng previously worked at Blue Ribbon in New York—a favorite of Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's. "They were kind […]