Hot Starters

by Editorial

Where do you find all the latest buzz on the Capital dining scene? Right here in The Dish.

by Ann Mah

Westend new addition, Hudson.

Westend new addition, Hudson.

Washington’s dining scene may specialize in the formal (read: stuffy), but the Beltway’s best bites aren’t all served on starched tablecloths. This month we share our newest dining discoveries, discuss what’s hot (Chef Eric Ripert, anyone?) and what’s downright delicious (our latest addiction: Hudson’s Pomegranate Caiparinha).

Did someone mention Eric Ripert? Excuse us while we hyperventilate. The silver-haired, three-star Michelin dreamboat, er, we mean chef, has landed in the capital to open Westend Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown (1190 22nd St. NW). Headed up by chef de cuisine Leonardo Marino (formerly of NYC’s Le Bernadin) the menu features casual Franco-American fare (think raw oysters, fish burgers with fennel and saffron aioli, and skate in brown butter sauce). We’re already drooling – over the food.

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