Put a great chef together with our grand brick sidewalks perfect for patio dining and, voila, New World meets Old World and a new restaurant opens on the Row! We think it’s time our chefs told the stories of how they got to the corridor. Four Barracks Row chefs will be at our Meet the Chefs Garden Party fundraiser. The focus will be on food, wine, summer and their stories: June 15, 2010.
Aside from Chef Wood at the Chesapeake Room who literally just arrived in DC, you’ll meet Bart Vandaele, chef at Belga Cafe. Our European style wide sidewalks and historic brick buildings convinced Bart to settle his Belgian cafe right here in 2003. Belga Cafe presents elegant outdoor dining nine months of the year.
At Cava Mezze, Chef Demitri Moshovitis first heard of Eighth Street from uncles from the old country who spotted the Barracks Row corridor while doing carpentry work on Capitol Hill in the 1990’s. When it was time to come to Washington in 2008 the Cava partners came straight here. At both Cava’s patio and smashing roof deck Chef Dimitri serves up his signature lamb dishes in outdoor seating straight from the Mediterranean.
Down the street at Zest – An American Bistro, owner Amanda Briggs and her talented chef Dot Streck, saw an opportunity to bring the freshest and best from America’s heartland and serve it patio style, outside or indoors, alfresco, with floor to ceiling patio doors wide open to catch river breezes.
Meet these chefs and sample their favorite dishes in a Capitol Hill garden on Tuesday June 15 at 6PM. Wine by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. Call Sharon Bosworth at the Barracks Row office (202-544-3188) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.