Jaleo Launches New Brunch

480 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“José Andrés and his team at Jaleo, led byRamón Martínez, Jaleo’s Executive Chef, will debut a reimagined brunch menu of classic Spanish dishes along with innovative creations beginning Saturday, February 1st. The new tempting items, priced from $8 to $22, range from enticing savory choices such as crispy ethereal bread brushed with tomato and topped with José Andrés canned Spanish sardines, to sweet endings of hot chocolate with churros. The new brunch additions will be available at all three Washington-area Jaleo locations: in DC at 480 7th Street, NW; in Bethesda at 7271 Woodmont Avenue; and in Crystal City at 2250 A Crystal Drive.

Jaleo’s brunch newcomers include Pan de Cristal con Tomate y Sardinas José Andrés, toasted slices of crispy ethereal bread with fresh tomato and José Andrés canned Spanish sardines in olive oil; Pan de Cristal con Salmón Ahumado Tomate y Huevo Duro, smoked salmon on slices of crispy ethereal bread with hardboiled egg, goat cheese and capers; Huevos Estrellados, traditional mix of organic fried eggs and fried potatoes– add jamón ibérico for $5 or sea urchin for $15; Lomo de Buey con Huevo Frito y Patatas al Valdeón, grilled hanger steak with fried egg, potatoes and Valdeón cheese sauce; Camarones de Cádiz con Huevo Frito, fried baby shrimp with an organic fried egg; Huevos a la ‘Angel Muro’, eggs with toasted bread ‘Angel Muro style’ with piquillo confit and acorn-fed ham; Tortitas de Aceite de Oliva, pancakes made with Spanish extra virgin olive oil; and Huevos a la Cubana, sautéed rice served with tomato, fried egg and Ibérico pork belly. For dessert, guests will want to savor the ultimate Spanish dunking treat: Chocolate con Churros, authentic Spanish churros, a fried dough pastry for dipping into a cup of frothy hot chocolate.”

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  • Jaleo used to be terrific years ago; now it’s on par with that chain tapas place down the street in Chinatown. The tale of Jose Andres is the tale of a chef who overreached and over-expanded his empire, and is now so far removed from the kitchen he apparently is completely unaware of how bad things have become.

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