The Roof Terrace Restaurant and Bar at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has debuted a new dinner menu to reflect the summer season. Whether grabbing a quick bite before a show or relishing in an elegant meal amidst stunning views, guests will delight in the new selection of appetizers, entrées and desserts.
Highlights from the menu include seasonal additions as well as staple items beloved by restaurant patrons. For starters, choose from a number of savory summer dishes like a refreshing bowl of Chilled Tomato Gazpacho topped with flavorful Serrano ham, or the Bibb Lettuce Salad served with local grilled peaches, cloth bound cheddar, marcona almonds and finished with honey vinaigrette.
New main course offerings include Pan Seared Sea Scallops with farm fresh peas and carrots and Olive Oil Poached Black Pearl Salmon with fava beans and tomato mint salad. Crowd-pleasing entrees like Beef Tenderloin Filet with horseradish potatoes and fresh spring vegetables and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with grain mustard sauce, pickled red onions, and frisée remain on the menu.
For the perfect ending, guests can indulge a sweet tooth with a choice of select desserts. The mouthwatering Warm Rhubarb Cobbler is topped with cinnamon crème fraiche ice cream and drizzled with balsamic anglaise. Dark Chocolate Biscuit is the ultimate chocolate confection served with silky chocolate mousse and ganache.
Dinner 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. before Concert Hall and Opera House evening performances; Kitchen Buffet Brunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most Sundays
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The Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café are located at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566.
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Be Civilized – Be Urban Installation and Exhibit at Filter Coffeehouse, Washington DC, through September 2013 Architect: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture Design Team: John Burke, Jon Grinham, Todd Ray, Sophia Zelov Location: Filter Coffeehouse, 1916 I Street, NW, Washington DC.
Taking Dr. Spiro Kostof’s dictum “To be civilized is to be urban” as inspiration, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture has launched the first in a series of installations and exhibits with which it hopes to challenge urban norms and encourage non-standard thinking and discourse on our city and beyond. Be Civilized – Be Urban is on display at Filter Coffeehouse at 1916 I Street, NW through the end of September, 2013.
This installation focuses on Studio Twenty Seven’s research concerning Washington DC’s most urbanistically fraught administrative quadrant, Southwest. A neighborhood in its own right, Southwest is markedly different from the rest of Washington DC, a difference that can be attributed almost completely to the rise of the District’s commuter culture.
Southwest is bound by federal and civic infrastructure and the Eisenhower era highways that were built to provide easy access to the core for the 20th Century’s newly suburbanized workers. Isolated in this way, the quadrant was further marked by one of the nation’s most concerted federal efforts at urban renewal. National policies that encouraged suburbanization also spurred urban divestment, and the built result of this cycle, along with decades of attempted remediation, are writ large in Southwest. (more…)
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Back in late July 2012 we learned that the folks from Heritage India would be opening up a new restaurant in the former Soho Cafe space at 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. We now have more details on the new spot – Crossroads.
From a press release:
Heritage Management Services (HMS), the restaurant group behind Heritage India, embarks on a new culinary journey with Crossroads, a shared dining experience that takes guests on a culinary tour around the world. Located at 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW across from the World Bank and IMF buildings, Crossroads offers tastes of cuisines from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
“With Washington, D.C.’s diverse population, we saw an opportunity to expand our business beyond Indian food,” said Sanjeev Tuli, Owner of HMS. “Crossroads is a place where guests can dine together regardless of their cultural tastes and experience the flavors of the world.”
Leading the kitchen is Chef Ravi Narayanan, who brings over 25 years experience at luxury hotel restaurants worldwide including the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, India and Relais Chateaux USA. The menu will feature little wonders from around world, highlighting dishes distinct to each region. Signature items include Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Beignets with Roasted Garlic Cream from the Mediterranean, South American-inspired Fried Calamari with Fried Jalapeno chips, Shaved Cucumber and Marinated White Anchovy, and Deep fried Kale and Brussel Sprout Chips with Baharat Spice and Tzatziki sauce from Africa. Crossroads will also feature a Japanese sushi bar.
Guest will be greeted into the 7,000 square foot space below street level by a cascading waterfall and 5-ft, 500-lb Buddha statue. Crossroads will offer seating for 100 guests including a large bar area with high top tables and benches. Separated by a partition, HMS will open a new Heritage India restaurant adjacent to the Crossroads dining area. The space will also feature a private dining section offering items from both restaurant menus that can accommodate parties of up to 45 people.
An expansive 86-seat patio will allow patrons to enjoy their food outdoors on warm weather days.