Which Famous DC Chef Plays His (Donald) Trump Card?
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Two huge pieces of news broke this week about DC’s beloved Chef and Restaurateur José Andrés.
First, there’s the trump card. The Donald has tapped Andrés to open a signature restaurant inside the future Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office Pavilion. After a $200 million facelift the projected opening for the hotel and restaurant is 2016. Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup's hand in the hotel’s food and beverage program expands beyond the yet-to-be-named restaurant to include the lobby bar menu and banquet services.
Also this week, ThinkFoodGroup announced that China Chilcano would open the first full week of January. Expect Peruvian cuisine emboldened by flavors from Creole, Chinese and Japanese cuisines paired with one of the biggest selections of Pisco in the country. The colorful restaurant in Penn Quarter features this eye-catching mural by Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes.