“El Techo is Bringing the Heat All Year Long with Their Wintertime-Enclosed Rooftop and New Menus Launching 10/30”

606 Florida Avenue NW courtesy El Techo

From an email:

“To keep Washington warm during the winter months, Shaw rooftop El Techo is bringing back Selva, their wintertime rainforest-inspired look on October 30th. El Techo is enclosing the roof to keep the cold air out and the vacation vibes in by allowing those rooftop hangs signature of summer to continue all year long. This season, the roof features a retractable ceiling, designed by owner Louie Hankins himself, which can be open and closed to allow guests to chill out on the open-air roof on that inevitable 70-degree January day. The now-iconic-on-Instagram hanging wysteria will also make their triumphant return alongside hanging lanterns and baskets to add to the ambiance.

With the return of Selva comes new food items as well as a seasonal crop of cocktails. New dishes include a Smoked Brisket Taco ($4.89/each) featuring tender brisket smoked overnight, guacamole, queso fresco, cabbage and creamy chimichurri, a Carnitas Taco ($4.24/each) with slow-braised pork, grilled pineapple salsa, pickled red onion and queso fresco and Chile Rellenos ($15.99) stuffed with your choice of brisket or veggies and topped with red chili sauce and queso fresco. A Fried Rockfish Platter (2 lbs. for $42.99) featuring beer-battered wild caught rockfish served with fresh vegetables joins the roster of shareable entrees alongside El Techo’s beloved Seafood Paella and Latin American Stir Fry.

New cocktails get the fall treatment with the Cinnamon Old Fashioned ($12) featuring Old Overholt Rye, cinnamon syrup and angostura bitters, Pumpkin Spice (hot cocktail, $12) made with fresh pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom and cream with your choice of tequila or mezcal and the Choco (hot cocktail, $12) with cacao, dark chocolate, cinnamon, sugar and milk served with your choice of tequila and mezcal. Last but certainly not least, Selva is serving their own take on nutella in drink form. Made in-house with coconut, hazelnuts, cacao, dark chocolate and milk, the to-die-for dessert-like warm drink can be served spiked ($12) or as a non-alcoholic option ($8).”

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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor

Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
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