One of our favorite annual events is the "Turn Up the Heat: A Celebration of Women Chefs!" Gala, benefiting the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA). Join Chef Ris and an all-star cast of female chefs for the 8th annual event on Monday, February 4 at our neighborhood Ritz-Carlton. Put on your best party teal (the color of ovarian cancer awareness) and bring your appetite for a delicious evening! Get your tickets today!
With all of the inauguration buzz going on, did you forget that Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is right around the corner from February 4 to 10? Chef Ris is offering a wonderful Winter menu at those great $20.13 lunch and $35.13 rates. Check it out by clicking the sidebar link on this page. And what better accompaniment to this special selection than a handpicked Wine List from our Wine Director, Leah Cheston, also economically priced at $35 per bottle.
Tables are being snapped up quickly so call today for preferred reservations. Large groups are welcome, so bring your family and friends. See you soon!
RIS was honored to welcome NBC Washington Nonstop in our house for an episode of Nonstop Foodies. Melissa Mollet and Chef Ris chatted about what's fresh at the farmer's markets, and then went into the kitchen to prepare our Kobucha Squash and Ricotta Ravioli. If you missed the debut of the show last night, keep your eye out on Nonstop Washington for replays. It's TV worth watching!
You had a great weekend in the beautiful unseasonably warm DC weather this weekend. Now, it is Monday and you are stuck inside at your desk. Take a break from the boring old work and vote for RIS in Washington City Paper's Best Of DC.
Categories include Best Chef, Best Happy Hour and many, many more. This year you can leave a comment and possibly be quoted in the City Paper. Let your voice be heard and rock the vote. The poll closes on March 1, but why not show your love and vote NOW?
Now that the holidays are over, it's back to business in DC. While we are having an unseasonably warm bout of January weather this weekend, there's nothing like the an island getaway. If you can't hop on a plane and head south, come to RIS during lunch and enjoy our "Tropical Escape" January Lunch Club Menu. Three sunny courses for only $25, available weekdays from 11:30am-3pm.
Start with Tom Kha Gai or a Scallop Margarita. Entree choices are Jamaican Goat Curry and Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi. Finally, finish with a sweet taste of Toasted Coconut Frozen Yogurt or Warm Pineapple Upside Down Cake. What are you waiting for? Today's a great day for a Tropical Escape at RIS!
Join Chef Ris and friends tomorrow evening as the Corcoran launches "Corcoran Uncorked". The grand opening event is a book signing and tasting for Beth Kanter and Emily Pearl Goodstein's new book, Washington, DC Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Nation's Capital. This amazing collection features some of DC's top chefs offering dishes from their kitchen to the home cook. Our infamous Butterscotch Pudding and Chef Ris's mom's Chicken Pot Pie are among the culinary all-stars' offerings. The pictures are so stunning that you will want to eat the pages. Thank goodness the recipes are provided so you don't have to. This is our January RIS Book Club selection - highly recommended!