Chef's Table at Teatro Goldoni
After making reservations about 2 months ago for Chef Enzo's table for my birthday this weekend, I was called by the restaurant today to inform me that they had parted ways with Chef Enzo. Very disappointing as I had heard such great things about it, but luckily I was able to get a reservation at Restaurant Eve on such short notice.
Just wanted to let everyone know of the change in case you were planning to go there in the near future.
Oh my, the City Paper reported that he was let go because (get this) his salary was too high. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
Ironically last Saturday evening was the first night for Vidalia's "Table 24" which is a 24 course $150 prix fixe blowout for up to six people. http://www.vidaliadc.com/ With RJ Cooper having won a Beard Award as Chef of the Year in the Mid Atlantic my expectation is that this will quickly challenge for the finest dining experience in the D. C. area.
1990 M St NW # 2, Washington, DC
From the City Paper article that noted his firing:
Which brings us to Fargione’s future. He’s currently lining up investors and, starting next week, scouting locations for his own place. He envisions a restaurant that’s an expansion of his chef’s table, with two separate tasting menus and a glass-enclosed wine cellar with a private dining space. “Something like Komi,” Fargione says.
1509 17th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20036