Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom Unveils Fall Menu at Dirty Habit

Washingtonians can taste the season's finest ingredients in a warm bowl of roasted pumpkin soup pureed with ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk, madras curry and cranberry jam (Photo: Emani Sims)

From our friends at Dirty Habit...

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom Unveils Fall Menu at Dirty Habit

16 new dishes showcase fresh, vibrant flavors of the season

Dirty Habit, nestled in the heart of Penn Quarter, officially launches a fresh fall dinner menu today. Celebrating autumn’s harvest and the colorful bounty of fall, the new dishes from Executive Chef Kyoo Eom offer stunning presentations and unique applications of seasonal ingredients from around the world.

Chef Kyoo’s fall menu boasts a variety of rich, satisfying dishes. Appetizers include roasted pumpkin soup pureed with ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk, madras curry, and cranberry jam; a la plancha tuna complemented by roasted butternut squash, hints of tonnato sauce and truffle essence, cannellini beans and fine herbs; and a Thai-chili hamachi crudo, set atop crispy black rice with finger lime, ginger, mango, fish sauce and coconut milk.

Flavorful entrées include a duck duo, which features roasted duck breast alongside duck sausage served with figs, red cabbage and mushrooms, celery root pear puree and fresh huckleberry sauce; and chestnut raviolini lightly drizzled with lemon, then tossed with pine nuts, bright Castelvetrano olives and shaved burgundy truffle. Modern presentations of classics include Chef Kyoo’s Amish chicken breast served with sautéed haricots verts, mushrooms, sweet cranberry sauce, gravy and Brussels sprouts; a Cabernet-braised short rib with sweet potato puree, pearl onions, bacon and carrots; and pan-seared Arctic char paired with smoked potato, lollipop kale, caviar, and a splash of garlic beurre blanc.

The full list of Dirty Habit’s 16 new fall dishes include:

• Al la plancha tuna
• American Wagyu tartare with been tendon chip
• Baby arugula salad
• Chestnut raviolini
• Crispy chicken roll
• Duck ballotine
• Hamachi crudo
• Pumpkin soup
• Roasted beet salad

• Amish chicken breast
• Cabernet-braised short rib
• Duck duo
• Pan-seared Arctic char

• Crispy Brussels sprouts
• Haricots vert with almond
• Mashed potatoes with gravy

Dirty Habit welcomes guests to enjoy the new fall dinner menu starting at 5:00 PM every evening. To make reservations, guests may visit or call (202) 449-7095.

Dirty Habit is a luxe restaurant and bar in Washington, DC’s Penn Quarter/Theatre District that offers a vivid social scene, a high-end cocktail program and a private urban patio. Situated in the original General Post Office constructed in 1839, Dirty Habit stands in a National Historic Landmark. The global cuisine provided by Executive Chef Kyoo Eom is inspired by eclectic flavors and favorite family recipes. The seasonal menu is complemented by an innovative bar program helmed by Beverage Manager Drew Hairston, featuring house creations crafted with unexpected ingredients, large-format communal cocktails and distinctive serving vessels. Adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, Dirty Habit is the choice destination for dinner and drinks before all Capital One Arena events. For more information, please call (202) 449-7095 or visit The restaurant is located at 555 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Dirty Habit on Facebook and Instagram.