Check Out Our “Table 42” Vignette Featuring Mintwood Place

Not everyone can pull off fusion, but when an executive chef has a lifetime of experience in two different cuisine styles, and it pairs well together, you don’t ask questions. Mintwood Place, a recurring Top 25 restaurant in Washington, D.C., celebrates the marriage of French and American cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. 

The chef? Cedric Maupillier, a French-born culinary mind who is very familiar with the American dining landscape. Check out the full “Table 42” episode below, brought to you by the Foodable Network, where Chef Cedric invites us into his kitchen, tells us the story of how he got involved in the industry (it was initially a forced one), and how he ended up in D.C. to tackle the ever-growing landscape of culinary creativity.

DC Restaurant Chains Show Breakfast Can Be a Winner by Staying On-Trend

DC Restaurant Chains Show Breakfast Can Be a Winner by Staying On-Trend

By Rick Zambrano, Foodable Industry Expert

In the restaurant industry, breakfast is a daypart that is getting a lot of attention as of late. Increasingly, restaurant operators that offer breakfast are playing up to its strengths. Consumers are also looking for snacks, lighter meals at anytime of the day, and switching up breakfast with dinner or lunch, part of what is known as the fluid dining trend. McDonald’s is in the process of implementing all-day breakfast throughout all of its U.S. stores after a successful test. Subway and Taco Bell have also looked to add incremental business with launching breakfast in recent years. 

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Iron Gate — Offering Guests Three Different Dining Experiences

On this episode of Table 42, brought to you by the Foodable Network, host Paul Barron brings viewers into longstanding D.C. restaurant Iron Gate, also a frontrunner on Foodable's Top 25 Restaurants list.

Helmed by Executive Chef/Partner Anthony “Tony” Chittum, Iron Gate, known for its historical charm — the main dining area used to be a horse stable — offers Italian and Greek small plates, putting a hyper-seasonal spin on Mediterranean fare.

Watch the full episode to see which three dishes Chef Anthony whips up for us in the kitchen, and score a firsthand look as GM Jon Barry takes us into the three spaces that make up Iron Gate: a corridor-style bar, a fine dining tasting room, and a hidden garden patio, each lending a completely different experience.

Sneak Peek: Get a Taste of DC’s Iron Gate

There’s something to be said about pairing old with new. DC’s Iron Gate, located in Dupont Circle, hits a home run with this balance. A Foodable Top 25 restaurant with a lot of history behind it, Iron Gate offers guests three different options while dining here: a bar, a tasting room, and a patio. Iron Gate’s ability to highlight interesting ingredients yet keeping them seasonal keeps the restaurant a force to be reckoned with. Watch the sneak peek of Table 42 to get a taste for yourself.

Meet the Chef: Sebastien Rondier, After Peacock Room

Meet the Chef: Sebastien Rondier, After Peacock Room

By Lisa Comento, Foodable Contributor

Follow the red brick sidewalks of Georgetown walking east along P Street and they will lead you to After Peacock Room. This quaint fine-dining bistro is only a few blocks from Wisconsin Avenue and a true dining gem. Restaurant owner and interior designer, Heewon Ra, recently hired accomplished Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier, formerly of Decanter at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Meet the Chef

Born in Le Cher, France, Sebastien credits his grandparents on his mother’s side as his cooking inspirations — from his grandmother’s cooking to his grandfather who woke up nearly each morning at 6 a.m. to tend to the garden and farm animals. Fresh eggs, poultry, fruits, vegetables and herbs were on the family’s daily menu.

Photo Courtesy of Chef Sebastien Rondier

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