“Colada Shop Founders to Open New Bar and Cafe in Union Market District’s La Cosecha Latin Market”

1270 4th Street NE. Rendering courtesy EDENS

From a press release:

La Cosecha​, EDENS’ upcoming contemporary Latin market in the Union Market District, is thrilled to welcome three more culinary partners ahead of its grand opening this fall.

Serenata and Zumo founders Juan Coronado and Daniella Senior Photo: Rey Lopez

Local culinary star and entrepreneur ​Daniella Senior​, known for her uber-popular ​Colada Shop​, and her partner, renowned mixologist Juan Coronado, are among the second wave of partners being revealed as new additions to the La Cosecha landscape.

The highly anticipated Latin market will soft open this summer at 1270 4t​ h​ Street NE, followed by a grand opening this fall featuring over a dozen businesses housed within more than 20,000 square feet of culinary, retail, entertainment and community space. The newly announced partners set to join the roster at the market are:

Serenata + Zumo: ​Colada Shop visionary Daniella Senior brings a dynamic dual concept to La Cosecha in the form of Serenata and Zumo, designed to highlight the rich flavors of Latin America. By day, Zumo will serve the freshest juices and delicious, picture-perfect toasts. When evening falls, Serenata’s selection of exquisite, elevated cocktails and snacks will come via a full-service Latino culinary experience featuring preeminent drinks sourced and inspired by the many countries that make up the fabric of the rich Latin American heritage.

La Casita: ​Chef Iris Veronica Jimenez and her family have been local mainstays for more than 30 years, starting out in 1984 with a market in Adams Morgan and building up to their present collection of beloved Salvadoran restaurants scattered throughout the D.C. metro area. Their upcoming La Casita outpost at La Cosecha will be a fast casual take on the traditional pupuseria, featuring elevated street food reminiscent of the fare available at a traditional large open market. The new La Casita’s cuisine is full of flavor, using the fresh, simple ingredients found at those same markets: corn, beans, rice, cheese and peppers.

Café Unido: ​With eight cafes scattered throughout Panama, Café Unido brings its ethos of responsible sourcing and focus on both community and environment to D.C., launching its first stateside coffee shop at La Cosecha. Founders Benito Bermudez and Mario Castrellon, along with their experienced team of baristas and roasters, use beans from the best farms in Panama, including Panama Geisha – the highest priced coffee variety in the world – and other specialty Panamanian beans. Corporate responsibility is in the DNA of Café Unido and as such, they dedicate a percentage of sales to social and environmental projects in coffee-growing areas of Panama in an effort to create shared value between customers and local suppliers.

This quartet of exciting new culinary experiences joins half a dozen existing partners, which were announced earlier this spring:

El Cielo: ​Internationally renowned chef Juan Manuel Barrientos will bring the second U.S. outpost of his luxury restaurants to D.C., following the first in Miami, and offering his innovative take on cuisine from his native Colombia.

Ali Pacha: ​Bolivia native Chef Sebastian Quiroga is behind the plant-based fine dining experience at Ali Pacha (meaning ‘the plant universe’ in the Aymara language), which was named one of the five most exciting Latin American restaurants to watch in 2019.

Amparo: ​Mexico-born, longtime D.C. local Christian Irabién – who discovered his love of fine dining while cooking with Chef José Andrés and Chef Cathal Armstrong – brings a modern-day take on Mexican cuisine alongside a mezcal-heavy beverage program to the market.

Grand Cata: ​Owners and co-founders, Puerto Rico-born Pedro J. Rodriguez and Chile native Julio Robledo, bring their new grocery-wine bar concept to La Cosecha featuring a curated selection of classic and sustainable natural wines from Latin America as well as artisanal gastronomic products from the region.

NOVA BOSSA: ​Brazil native Carolina Furukrona’s luxury lifestyle destination promotes artisanal, largely female-run brands from the Latin world across art and home décor, ​bain couture​, fashion accessories, handbags, jewelry and ready-to-wear.

Peruvian Brothers: ​Sibling duo Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone will open their first brick-and-mortar location, bringing their locally beloved Peruvian-style sandwiches, empanadas, desserts and hot sauces to the market.

Meaning “the harvest” in Spanish, La Cosecha is an elevated, high-design market that will serve as a gathering spot for celebrating contemporary expressions of Latin culture through food, art, music, fashion, film, sport, travel and dance. The La Cosecha community will be comprised of artisans, businesses and entrepreneurs delivering authentic foods, flavors and craftsmanship to the nation’s capital.”

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