The finalists for the 2016 RAMMY Awards are:
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:
Upscale Casual Brunch:
Everyday Casual Brunch:
Favorite Fast Bites:
Cocktail Program of the Year:
Beer Program of the Year:
Wine Program of the Year:
Employee of the Year:
Manager of the Year:
Service Program of the Year:
Pastry Chef of the Year:
Rising Culinary Star of the Year:
Dining Restaurant of the Year:
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:
New Restaurant of the Year:
Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:
Chef of the Year:
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:
Restaurateur of the Year:
Have you ever been to a 'Spice Dinner'? Now's your chance.
By Samantha Loss
If you like things spicy, mark your calendar for Feb. 28, and plan a trip to Falls Church, Virginia.
2941 Restaurant will be hosting an 8-course “Spice Dinner.”
Priced at $95 per person, the 8-course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel and Pastry Chef Caitlin Dysart will showcase a selection of rare and custom spice blends from NYC Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boite.
Custom wine pairings will also be available to complement each course for an additional $80
per person. Handcrafted spice-infused cocktails will also be available.
Highlights from the menu include a yellowfin tuna crudo, clam chowder featuring the Lula spice, grilled rack of lamb featuring Amber and Ayala, and a coconut tres leches featuring Noga.
Jose Andres restaurant coming to Bethesda
By Samantha Loss
Another piece of the Jose Andres empire is headed to Maryland. Andres has announced that his fast-casual vegetarian restaurant Beefsteak will open its first Maryland location in Bethesda.
It is scheduled to open at Westfield Montgomery Mall in early
Summer, 2016. Beefsteak already has two other locations, in Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom. Beefsteak is also slated to open a location in Tenleytown, and Philadelphia, PA in Spring 2016.
Beefsteak’s menu features customizable options that make vegetables the star. Offerings
include salads, gazpacho, and the BEETsteak sandwich which features beets,
pickled red onions, sprouts, and a chipotle Mayo.