1825 14th Street, NW
From a press release:
“Acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval’s lively neighborhood restaurant, Masa 14, located at 1825 14th Street, NW, 20009, is pleased to introduce sushi and Japanese-inspired dishes to its Latin-Asian inspired menu. Under the direction of newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Felipe Milanes, the new sushi options will debut on June 1, and will be available nightly throughout the restaurant in addition to the full la carte menu. Guests can look forward to Kimchee-Miso Soup with tamago, tofu, wakame, and gochujang; Spicy Tuna Nachos with won ton, cotija cheese, and salsa picante; Spicy Tuna Bakuchiku Roll with gobo, avocado, yuzu kosho, and sweet chile; Rainbow Tropico Roll with tuna, hamachi, salmon, avocado and a mango-papaya salsa; Seared Salmon Roll with avocado, crab stick, masago, tamago, and bonito flake; Scorpion Roll with prawn tempura, avocado, sesame-chipotle mayo, eel sauce and tobiko, as well as the Golden Eel Roll with tamago, avocado, cucumber and a maple- miso sauce. Prices range from $5 to $14 each.
Other new additions for summer on Chef Milanes’ a la carte menu include Korean Spiced White Tuna with beet glazed gnocchi, sweet pickled papaya and cotija cheese, Scallop Crudo with crispy prosciutto, sweet potato, black salt and pepper salsa; Salmon and Hamachi Ceviche with mango, orange, and a vincotto glaze; Korean Short Ribs with miso sweet potato purre, herbed pepper salad and sweet glaze; Shrimp Stuffed Salmon with ginger grilled bokchoy, wasabi potato purre and crispy piqo de gallo, as well as Pork Belly al Carbon with avocado purre, yucca al mojo, pickled fresno pepper and crispy parsley. Prices range from $9 to $14.
Chef Richard Sandoval along with Partners Kaz Okochi and Ivan Iricanin appointed Felipe Milanes as the new chef de cuisine of Masa 14 in April 2014. Milanes brings over 10 years of an experience to his new position, and he earned an Associate Degree in Food Science and Culinary Arts from Stratford University in Falls Church, VA in 2003. He has worked in top tier restaurants including Vidalia Restaurant, Ardeo+Bardeo, and 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church before moving to Pocantico Hills, NY in 2005, to work under renowned Chef Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Then in 2009, he accepted the executive chef position at 109 Commons Corp DBA overseeing the daily operations at three restaurants, French American Bistro, FAB Café in Mount Kisco and Tre Contemporary American Cuisine in Ridgefield, CT. Milanes next returned to Washington, DC in February 2012, serving briefly as sous chef at Think Food Group’s Zaytinya before transitioning to chef de cuisine of Eatwell DC’s Logan Tavern and Grillfish in August 2012.
Masa 14 is located at 1825 14th Street, NW. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 11 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 12 Midnight. The rooftop level is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 2 AM, Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 3 AM. An unlimited prix fixe brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM on all levels.”