Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Opening at Dulles International: The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

Photo: J. David Buerk Photography

From our friends at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck...

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck Now Open at Washington Dulles International Airport

World-renowned chef’s innovative take on global fare introduced to DC traveling community

Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, known for his growing empire of casual and fine dining restaurants, culinary products and catering services, announces this week the addition of one of his newest restaurant concepts, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, to Washington Dulles International Airport. The restaurant opened as part of the comprehensive concessions redevelopment program undertaken by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Operated by Air Ventures LLC, The Kitchen’s menu imbues Wolfgang’s elevated take on made-from-scratch, global comfort fare using the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

"I’m excited to introduce my newest concept to Dulles International and to the many visitors to the D.C. area,” said Chef Wolfgang Puck. “Similar to our restaurant “The Source” in Penn Quarter, we will be using only the best ingredients for our menus. My team and I look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy the restaurant as much as we do.”

Photo: J. David Buerk Photography

Travelers at Dulles International can now enjoy the relaxing ambiance while indulging in a selection of seasonally focused, signature dishes and new items created with the IAD traveler in mind. Wolfgang’s menus showcase quality, local ingredients, inventive techniques and approachability. Featured menu items include house-made waffles and French-style omelets for breakfast, Chesapeake Bay crab cakes with basil aioli and a variety of artisanal pizzas. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of small plates, seasonal salads and entrée items such as Brick Chicken with Calabrian chilies and pesto, as well as pesto shrimp spaghetti with plum tomatoes.

Featuring a full-service restaurant, bar, and to-go counter, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is located along Concourse A at Gate A22 and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

The opening of The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck further amplifies the shopping and dining experience in the passenger journey to and from to our nation’s capital, recently overhauled by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and their concessions manager MarketPlace Development.

About Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc.:
The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. (WPW) is a privately held corporation that includes a rapidly growing portfolio of company-owned and franchised locations of casual dining and fast-casual restaurants, as well as an extensive list of Wolfgang Puck branded consumer products and other licensing and merchandising projects. Of the 50+ restaurants located across the globe, several are situated within non-traditional settings such as airports, universities, casinos and hospitals, as well as hotels, malls and free-standing venues. WPW continues to expand, opening new concepts around the world including but not limited to cities throughout the U.S., Japan, Dubai and China. For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Air Ventures, LLC:
Air Ventures, LLC, has been in the airport concession business since 1997 and currently owns and operates seven restaurants/bars, including Grille District at DCA, six coffee locations and two Jamba Juice locations in six U.S. airports. Air Ventures, LLC, is 100% ACDBE certified.

About Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority:
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia, manages and operates Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region's Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No tax dollars are used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Airports Authority generates more than 387,000 jobs in the National Capital Region.

About MarketPlace Development:
MarketPlace Development, a New England Development Company, develops and manages airport retail programs across the country.  A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace Development works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue.  The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport - Terminal B, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport, and has also worked with numerous airports and airlines across the country. Visit www.marketplacedevelopment.com for more information.