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From an email:
Red Velvet will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, January 15, 2009 by offering a complimentary cupcake to its first 500 customers. Red Velvet is open daily from 11am to 11pm.
Red Velvet is located on the corner of 7th St. and E St., NW (675 E St., NW; entrance on 7th St.) one block from the Verizon Center.
David Guas, the original creative force behind the sweets at Ceiba, TenPenh, Acadiana, and DC Coast, is the creator and executive pastry chef behind Red Velvet. In 2004, Guas was named Pastry Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, and Bon Appétit called him one of the country’s eight “Dessert Stars.” Red Velvet will feature a number of David’s signature flavors, many of them based on his Louisiana and Cuban heritage.
“From the finest French chocolate, the best European butter to the aromatic vanillas of the Bourbon Islands in Madagascar, Red Velvet seduces you from first bite to the last crumb. Baked in small batches to ensure the highest quality, Red Velvet prides itself on irresistible flavors and the yum factor,” says David.
Signature Red Velvet cupcakes include: morning call – chocolate espresso cake with mocha butter cream; devil’s food – chocolate-buttermilk cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache; peanut butter cup – chocolate chocolate-chip cake with salted peanut butter frosting; and southern belle – red velvet cake with whipped cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet offers catering and pick-up services and delivery within the Penn Quarter.