Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Ripple and Pearl & Ash" Collaboration Dinner, June 4th

From our friends at Ripple and Pearl & Ash...

Ripple Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley & Pearl & Ash Chef Richard Kuo Collaborate for Special Event

Local rising star chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley is welcoming acclaimed chef Richard Kuo of New York City’s Pearl & Ash to her kitchen at Ripple in Cleveland Park for one unforgettable night. On June 4, the chefs will collaborate on an eight course meal accompanied by a dessert from Ripple’s Pastry Chef Vanessa Ochotorena and complemented by choice of two wine pairing options curated by Ripple Wine Director Danny Fisher.

Kuo & Meek-Bradley bring a cohesive and exquisite approach to food to this special dinner. Both young chefs list Per Se on their resumes and attribute much of their experience and technique to Thomas Keller’s mentorship. Both have stepped into their first Executive Chef roles’ at critically acclaimed, wine focused restaurants known for farm-to-table ideologies and the small plates many modern diners favor. The chefs will prepare alternating courses, letting ingredients and technique shine, and it will be up to guests to guess who cooked each one.

First Course: Scallop, lemon, spring onion, radish

Second Course: Foie gras and strawberry terrine, anise hyssop, black licorice shortbread

Third Course: Salmon, beet, apple, cilantro

Fourth Course: Kohlrabi and Felsa Yehr tortellini, broccoli rabe, chili, green garlic

Fifth Course: Mussels, clams, coconut, basil

Sixth Course: Soft shell crab, romaine, green goddess dressing, soft herbs

Seventh Course: Chicken, egg, tarragon, garlic

Eighth Course: Roseda Farms beef culotte, carrots, sweet pea relish, potatoes

Ninth Course: Black pepper angel food cake, lemon Bavarian, strawberry compote, mint granita, cashews

Seats are limited for this very special dinner. Tickets start at $120 per person with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $45 or a premium beverage pairing for $75 (price is exclusive of tax and gratuity.)

About Ripple:
Ripple’s exquisite menu showcases organic and locally-acquired produce. With over 3,000 bottles in their wine cellar and 50 wines sold by the glass, Ripple’s wine program highlights small family producers, with a commitment to sustainable, organic, or biodynamic production. Ripple is located in Cleveland Park at 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, and is open daily for dinner at 5pm. Brunch is served Sundays from 11:30am to 2:30 pm. For more information on the new menu items and Ripple’s award-winning beverage program, visit

About Pearl & Ash:
Open in April 2013, Bon App├ętit ranked Pearl & Ash one of the top 50 new restaurants in America saying, “Chef Richard Kuo refreshes the wine-bar formula at this lively, stylish spot, where food (eclectic, inventive, and artfully composed small plates, heavy on seafood) and wine (just as wide-ranging and surprisingly affordable) get equal billing.