FOOD NOTES – Celebrating the Olympics with Wolfgang Puck


The Source by Wolfgang Puck, winner of the coveted New Restaurant of the Year honor at the 2008 RAMMY Awards, is commemorating the summer Olympics with Beijing-inspired dishes that will be offered throughout the duration of the games from August 8 August 24, 2008.
Executive Chef Scott Drewno will offer a three-course menu of his Beijing cuisine favorites providing several different appetizer and entre options such as Roasted Duck with scallion wraps and Mandarin Orange reduction; Hot and Sour Soup with jumbo lump crab and pork tenderloin; Kung Pao prawns with a spicy garlic-chili sauce and toasted peanuts; and Steamed Grouper with a seven-vegetable stir fry and lotus root.
This special menu, priced at $35 per person, will be available for lunch in the dining room, while the Roasted Duck with scallion wraps and the Hot and Sour Soup will be offered a la carte in the lounge at night, where guests can watch the games on the restaurants three flat screen televisions positioned above the bar.
Guests on both levels of the restaurant can enjoy other Chinese-influenced menu staples including the Lacquered Chinese duckling, Chef Drewnos signature take on Peking Duck, served with Bing cherries and stir-fried chow fun noodles, as well as a dessert of coconut sorbet with a sesame tuile and grapefruit granita.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck is located at 575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (entrance on 6th Street). The dining room is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. The bar is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For reservations please call (202) 637-6100.