In two months, we will be opening our first Boqueria restaurant outside of NYC on the corner of 19th St. and M St. in Washington DC. The space was formerly a restaurant called Penang, and was an Italian restaurant before that. Since both of our current Boqueria restaurants were also built in spaces that had been restaurants for a long time prior (50 years in the case of the first Boqueria on 19th St.!), I happen to consider that good Karma.
Ironically, the area holds some memories for me as my first job out of Georgetown was located at a small consulting firm on 19 Street, between L and M. (I can’t honestly say that I recall where I went to lunch then. I wasn’t making much money, and I don’t think there was anything very interesting in the area (that I could afford).
The restaurant will feature a very large tapas bar where cooks will be preparing tortilla, creating artisanal cheese and meat plates and slicing Jamón Serrano.
We will mostly feature the same menu as we have in NYC for the last five
years(View the NYC Menu Here), with the addition of a larger selection of
cocas (flatbreads) and salads.
Stay tuned for more news on our opening soon…
~ Yann de Rochefort