Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day... 5 Ways with José Andrés

From our friends at José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup...

Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup Offers Exclusive Menus & Brunch Offerings to Celebrate Mother’s Day

On Sunday, May 8, James Beard Award-winning Chef José Andrés and his family of ThinkFoodGroup restaurants will celebrate Mother’s Day with an array of festive brunches and menu specials. From unlimited Spanish tapas at Jaleo and Mediterranean mezze at Zaytinya, to a regionally rooted brunch at America Eats Tavern and a Peruvian escape via China Chilcano, celebrate Mom with one of the following offerings:

America Eats Tavern (
This Mother’s Day at America Eats Tavern, guests can enjoy José’s take on American classics, celebrating local and regional flavors inspired by some of the country’s most historic dishes and drinks. For $65 per person ($25 per child under 10) guest can enjoy a selection of dishes from six stations crafted by Head Chef Nate Waugaman, including a continental breakfast table, seafood bar and jambalaya station. Menu highlights include Chilled English Pea Soup with tarragon, lemon zest and crème fraiche; Suckling Pig Jambalaya with Andouille sausage, okra, sofrito and Carolina Gold Plantation Rice; Nashville Hot Chicken-Style Fried Oyster Sliders; and mini-cakes in signature flavors ranging from Martha Washington Chocolate Cake to Hummingbird Cake and Key Lime Pie in a jar. For more information or reservations, please email, call (703) 744-3999, or visit

Jaleo DC (
In the spirit of José’s native Spain, all three DC-area Jaleos will celebrate Día de las Madres with an assortment of festive brunch specials. Jaleo DC will feature spring-inspired a la carte specials from José Andrés, Chef Ramon Martinez and Chef Rodolfo Guzman all day alongside their regular menu with items like sautéed organic pea shoots with jamon; a savory Lobster Paella for sharing; Iberico Tenderloin with blue cheese sauce and mashed potatoes; and White Chocolate Mousse with fresh strawberries, mint and pistachio. For more information or reservations, please email, call (202) 628-7949, or visit

Jaleo Bethesda and Crystal City
At Jaleo’s Maryland and Northern Virginia outposts, guests can enjoy a Día de las Madres tapas fiesta with unlimited tapas and a complimentary glass of cava, mimosa, bloody gazpacho or fresh-squeezed juice for $55 per person ($25 for children). Menu highlights include Jaleo favorites like Croquetas de Pollo (José’s signature chicken fritters); Arroz Gambas y Mejillones (paella style tapa of saffron rice, mussels and shrimp); Huevos Estrellados (traditional mix of crisp potatoes, fried organic free-range egg and Serrano ham); and a Crunchy Chocolate-Caramel Mousse with coffee-rum ice cream and cocoa nibs.

For more information or reservations at Jaleo Bethesda please call (301) 913-0003, email, or visit For Jaleo Crystal City, please call (703) 413-8181, email, or visit

China Chilcano
China Chilcano will welcome all mothers with complimentary flowers and vibrant menu specials both sweet and savory. Pulling inspiration from Chinese Chifa, Japanese Nikkei and Peru’s native Criollo cuisine, China Chilcano’s Mother’s Day brunch dishes from José and Head Chef Omar Rodriguez include: Causa Rusa with potato causa, beet, Okinawa potato, carrot, pickled quail egg and pea tendril; Pulpo Ceviche with octopus, rocoto leche de tigre, choclo, fresno peppers and cancha; and Sakura Mochi with lychee-yuzu soup, cherry sorbet, sweet rice dough and mint. For more information or reservations, call (202) 783-0941, email, or visit

Zaytinya (
Toast to mom at Zaytinya and savor Greek, Turkish and Lebanese mezze from José Andrés and Head Chef Michael Costa. For $35, guests can enjoy a four-course tasting menu featuring signature dishes and exclusive Mother’s Day brunch items. Menu highlights include Spring Pea Tzatziki; the beloved Brussels Sprouts Afelia with crispy Brussels sprouts, coriander, barberries and garlic yogurt; Lamb Bacon & Eggs with house-smoked lamb bacon, kale, ladolemono and soft-cooked egg; and the Chocolate Rose with rose ice cream, chocolate custard and spiced berry purée. For reservations, call (202) 638-0800, visit, or email

About José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup
Founded by chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Puerto Rico and Mexico City, ranging in a variety of culinary experiences that span food trucks and world class tasting menus. These include award-winning minibar by José Andrés, Jaleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills and South Beach and J by José Andrés at W Mexico City. For more information, visit