Washington, DC

“Ceviche de Camaron by Amparo and Christian Irabien – photo credit Vina Sananikone”

From a press release:

“This summer, ​Amparo ​owner ​and chef Christian Irabién​ ​is teaming up with​ Cotton & Reed ​(1330 5th Street NE) for ​Pepino​, a new pop-up experience showcasing ceviche-centered fare from ​Saturday, July 20​ through ​Sunday, August 18​.

Pepino will offer guests a preview of Irabién’s forthcoming Amparo, slated to open this fall in leading national retail real estate owner, operator and developer EDENS’ highly anticipated ​La Cosecha​ Latin market in the ​Union Market District​. The limited-run pop-up menu will feature half a dozen exclusive dishes ranging in price from $7 to $16.

Standout offerings include the “​Pepino, Sal y Mar​” a Hawaiian sunfish dish with aguachile, cucumber, mint, serrano, cilantro and tostadas, and the “​Ceviche De Camaron​” made with shrimp, citrus, salsa Mexicana, radishes, tostada atop a saltine cracker. The special menu will also include a handcrafted Cotton & Reed slushie, the “Prickled Pink​,” consisting of prickly pear, Cotton & Reed’s White Rum and Ilegal Mezcal and lime, for $12.

“Because this is a fish-based menu, each dish will offer a nice taste of refreshing summer fare to savor during these warm-weather months,” says Irabién. “I look forward to giving Washingtonians a fresh, fun sneak peek at Amparo before La Cosecha debuts.”

“Our award-winning bar and tasting room serve only rum cocktails, so partnering with Amparo for this pop-up felt like a natural fit and next step to add a new dimension to our distillery experience,” say Cotton & Reed founders ​Reed Walker​ and ​Jordan Cotton​.

Pepino will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 10pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 8pm.


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