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RIS is back to business today and open for lunch starting at 11:30am, with dinner service starting at 5pm, for treats only; no tricks. We hope that everyone survived the storm with as little damage as possible.

 

On Saturday, we hosted our 2nd annual "Celebrate the Pumpkin", raising $650 for our good friends at DC Central Kitchen.

 

Pictured here is one of our happy young crafters with his masterpiece. Check our Facebook page for more photos.

 

If you missed the carving event, join us for our next RIS Holiday Craft Series event, a "Sweet Afternoon Gingerbread House event" on December 15.  


By Leah on October 31, 2012

Join RIS and other great DC restaurants for the American Institute of Wine & Food’s seventh annual “I LOVE CRAB CAKES” event, honoring Karen Cathey, this coming Monday, October 29. The event starts at 6:30 with emcees Chef Ris Lacoste and Chef Scott Drewno. Our Chef Sarah Biglan will host Chefs Gunnar Mikael and Saevar Steinarsson from Restaurant Satt, Rejkavik, Iceland. Come taste their take on the American Crab Cake. Guests will sample each chef’s unique take on crab cakes, along with carefully selected wines and fresh, seasonal beers from Port City Brewing Company. 

 

The following chefs will compete to win funds for a culinary intern:

Will Artley, Pizzeria Orso

Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground

Chris Clime, PassionFish

Eric Frisch, Et Viola

Thomas Leonard, BlackSalt

Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Graffiato

Wes Morton, Art and Soul

Russell Smith, Wolfgang Puck Catering 

 

The illustrious judging panel will be:  Betsey Apple, Chef Amy Brandwein, Bill Butcher, Chef Susan Callahan, Chef Janis McLean, Chef Tracy O’Grady, and Lisa Shapiro. Students from local culinary schools also will compete for a $500 scholarship. 

 

The event will be held at Phillips Seafood, 900 Water St., S.W., Washington, DC. Please use the Crab Deck Entrance.  Thank you to Phillips Seafood, Tabasco, and Port City Brewing Company for their support. Get your tickets here to join the fun! 


By Leah on October 25, 2012

RIS is proud to participate again this year in "From the Bay For the Bay" from October 6 to 13. Over the last decade, the Oyster Recovery Partnership has replanted hundreds of millions of oysters in the bay. Oysters are a critical species to the Bay's long term recovery -- a healthy oyster reef not only filters the Bay's waters, but also provides a firm, elevated bed that supports a community and habitat for other marine wildlife, like blue crabs and striped bass.

 

There are four days left to dine for the cause - RIS will donate $1 for each crab cake enjoyed at RIS during this special week. Our Jumbo Lump Crab Cake is served with melted leeks, mustard cream pickled watermelon rind and apple-celery root remoulade. Just one more reason to RIS. 


By Leah on October 10, 2012

Attention Oyster Lovers! If you love oysters as much as we do, join the DC Chapter of AIWF on an Oyster Adventure this Sunday, October 7. 

 

The current oyster harvests in the Bay are unable to satisfy worldwide demand; therefore the Virginia oyster has taken a back seat to more readily-available oyster varieties, such as those harvested from the Gulf of Mexico and along the Northeast and West coasts, as well as those imported from abroad. And so, an entire generation of consumers has been deprived of enjoying what is arguably the greatest tasting oyster in the world.

 

Realizing this, cousins Travis and Ryan Croxton took over their Great-grandfather’s business and have a simple Mission Statement: To put the Chesapeake Bay oyster back on the map.

 

Your trip will begin on a chartered bus to the RRO oyster farm. Tour the facility by foot and boat. Learn about the native species the Croxton’s are so passionate about, sample oysters, and enjoy a wine and food pairing in the Merroir tasting room. Get your tickets here

 


By Leah on October 3, 2012

RIS is back to business today and open for lunch starting at 11:30am, with dinner service starting at 5pm, for treats only; no tricks. We hope that everyone survived the storm with as little damage as possible. On Saturday, we hosted our 2nd annual "Celebrate the Pumpkin", raising $650 for our good friends at DC Central Kitchen. Pictured here is one of our young crafters with his masterpiece. Check our Facebook page for more photos. If you missed the carving event, join us for our Sweet Afternoon: Gingerbread House event on December 15.  


By Leah on October 31, 2012

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