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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chef Michael Schlow to Open The Riggsby in Summer 2015

The Carlyle Suites Hotel

From our friends at The Riggsby...

American Restaurant in the Newly Renovated Carlyle Hotel Will be James Beard Award-Winning Chef’s Second DC Restaurant

Award-winning chef Michael Schlow, who owns and operates the popular TICO restaurant on DC’s 14th Street corridor, is set to open his second area restaurant this summer: The Riggsby, in the Carlyle Hotel at 1731 New Hampshire Avenue, NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

Named for the street that intersects the restaurant, Riggs Place, the restaurant’s name also pays homage to the former Riggs Bank. The intimate, yet refined space was designed by Brian Miller of Edit Lab at Streetsense, and will feature an open kitchen, wood tables, leather booths, brass finishes and whimsical d├ęcor, that includes a custom designed wallpaper incorporating original artwork from Schlow’s wife, mixed media artist, Adrienne Schlow.

The eclectic bar and lounge area will seat 40 guests, while the dining room seats 75 and also has a cozy private dining space for ten. The Riggsby will have a fun yet sophisticated ambience, serving American dishes with European influences.The inviting bar will have an emphasis on classic, hand crafted cocktails, bar snacks, and an extensive wine by the glass program.

Schlow, considered one of the leading culinary professionals in the United States, has tapped Chef Philippe Reininger, an acolyte of Jean-Georges Vongerichten who was most recently executive chef at J&G Steakhouse in Washington DC, to oversee the kitchen; and Daniel Lobsenz, who most recently oversaw front of house operations and managed the wine programs for both Roofers Union and BLT Steak, will be The Riggsby’s general manager.

The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Final food and beverage menus, along with operating hours, reservations, and other information will be available soon.

About Michael Schlow:
With restaurants spanning the country, Michael Schlow is one of the most influential and respected chefs in America today. His ability to capture a variety of global cuisines and techniques has led to appearances on Bravo¹s Top Chef Masters, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Nightline, and The Food Network. Michael's been the recipient of many awards including being named Best Chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation. His restaurants have been recognized as some of the best in the world by Esquire, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Gourmet. He also authored "It's About Time, Great Recipes for Everyday Life."

Originally from Brooklyn NY, Michael travels extensively and enjoys golf, music and photography. He splits his time between his home in Boston, MA with his wife Adrienne and his two daughters Petra and Axelle; and Washington, DC.