Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rasika West End Launches Sunday Brunch

From our friends at Rasika West End...

Chef Vikram Sunderam’s Sunday Curries & Brunch Specials Entice Diners

Rasika West End, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC is now offering Sunday Brunch service, just in time for the leisurely summer season. Guests can select from an a la carte menu featuring James Beard Award-winning Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam’s modern and authentic Indian fare prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori. There are also tempting regional dishes including Sunday Curries and Brunch Specials with prices ranging from $8 to $25. Standout dishes include Palak Chaat, crispy baby spinach, yogurt, tamarind, date; Kedgeree, basmati rice with egg, ginger, mango chutney; Rockfish Curry with coconut, green chili, ginger and curry leaves; Eggs Kejiriwal, a Wellington Club special cheese chili toast with sunny side eggs; Spinach Egg Curry with onion, tomatoes and baby spinach; Coconut Jaggery Pancakes with fresh coconut, cardamom and caramel. To complement the dishes, guests can choose from an array of fresh seasonal juices and Mocktails, such as Passion Fruit Punch and Ginger Soda, priced from $5 to $8, or enjoy bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco for $15. For a sweet finish, diners can choose from dessert selections including Indian Bread & Butter Pudding and White Chocolate Rice Kheer. Desserts range from $7 to $9. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 AM to 2:30 PM. Call for reservations (202) 466–2500 or book on-line www.rasikarestaurant.com.

More About Rasika West End:
Ashok Bajaj’s Rasika West End serves modern and traditional Indian fare in a sophisticated, contemporary dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking M Street providing an open and airy space in which to enjoy the cuisine, exotic craft cocktails, and an extensive wine list. The main dining room can accommodate 140 guests and has a semi-private elevated library area for large parties of up to 40. A stunning 24-seat lounge is also available for casual dining along with an outdoor patio that can seat 40 guests, weather permitting. There are private dining options include chef’s table just outside the working kitchen for up to eight and The Garden Room for up to 12 guests.

Rasika West End has been recognized both locally and nationally including being named No. 5 in Washingtonian magazine’s list of the “100 Very Best Restaurants,” January 2015; named among Zagat’s 2014 Top-Rated 20 Restaurants Across America; and one of the “100 Best Restaurants in the South” in Southern Living in August 2014. Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderam was named “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” by the James Beard Foundation, May 2014.

Rasika West End, located at 1190 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 (entrance on New Hampshire Avenue & M Street) is four blocks from the Foggy Bottom (GWU) metro accessible on the orange and blue lines and five blocks from the Dupont Circle metro accessible on the Red Line. Lunch is served Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 11PM; Sunday from 5 PM to 10 PM and brunch Sunday 11 AM to 2:30 PM.