From an email:
“This Friday, May 13, from 6 pm to 8 pm, we are hosting a book signing for Chef Barton Seaver to showcase his newly released cookbook, For Cod and Country. And we’ll also have a critically acclaimed, world-class winemaker in the store (Pierre-Marie Chermette) to pour his wines made from sustainably-grown grapes. The cost for this event is $0 (also known as Free)–just come and enjoy a fun, while brief evening of talk by 2 leaders in their respective industries who also happen to care about the futures of their industries. More about the event can be found here. And please pass this along to anyone you would like–the more, the merrier. If you can make it, kindly RSVP–we are trying to get an idea of our numbers so we can plan accordingly.”
Weygandt Wines is located at 3519 Connecticut Ave., NW.
In 2005, Seaver returned to Washington, D.C., and worked with chef José Andrés at the restaurant Jaleo. Seaver became executive chef of Café Saint-Ex and later its sister restaurant, Bar Pilar. He was chef-owner of the sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in Georgetown in 2007. Over the course of one year, Hook served 78 species of seafood. In addition, Seaver helped launch the casual seafood eatery Tackle Box. Seaver left Hook in 2008. He became chef of a new restaurant in the Glover Park neighborhood called Blue Ridge in 2009. His work at Blue Ridge led John Mariani of Esquire Magazine to name Seaver the 2009 Chef of the Year. The designation polarized restaurant critics. Seaver left Blue Ridge in early 2010 to work on other projects. His plans for a 6,700-square-foot (620 m2) combination sustainable seafood market and restaurant in Logan Circle to be called Diamond District Seafood Company were put on hold indefinitely in 2010 due to problems with the location.