Owners Claudia Rivas & Charles Adams Introduce Classic American-Latin Fusion Steakhouse Offering a Different Authentic Dining Experience to Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC – The highly anticipated Claudia’s Steakhouse will open its doors to the public on Friday June 19. Restaurateur Claudia Rivas will debut the new classic American-Latin fusion restaurant and lounge at 1501 K Street, NW in the historic Investment Building. Executive Chef Brad Race, hailing from Bernaise, will helm the kitchen.
Race, not new to the DC restaurant world, has shared his culinary talents with District residents via his popular steak frites at Bearnaise where he served as executive chef. Race has also delighted foodies at other neighborhood restaurants including Michel Richard’s Michel, Jose Andres’ Minibar, as well as NYC’s Le Cirque, Nobu and Oceana.
Race and Rivas have carved out a classic American menu that feature an authentic Latin twist with signature items like “Claudia’s Empanada” – a small plates menu item featuring steak, olives, raisins and egg bundled in a tortilla and grilled to perfection.
The Latin experience does not stop with the food. With a seating capacity of 300 and space for 400 throughout, the 7,500-square-foot Claudia’s Steakhouse serves as a lounge, social scene and a sophisticated dining spot. Designed by Grizform Design and Adams Restaurant Group, Claudia’s interior atmosphere exhibits a contemporary architectural design aesthetic that features Italian Murano glass wallpaper, snow white quartzite ledgestone tiling, modern furnishings with leather royal back chairs and red leather bar stools. Soft lighting and a relaxing ambiance showcases the buoyant Latin music and live music on select evenings. Two private dining rooms offer guests a more intimate space that are ideal for gatherings of up to 120 people and perfect for birthdays, receptions, business events and fundraisers.
Rivas is thrilled to introduce to Washingtonians and visitors alike her passion and flavor of Latin culinary culture. She grew up in El Salvador and learned how to cook from her grandmother, Julia Aguilar, a professional chef who spent her cooking career as a private chef for an Argentinean family who settled in Puerto Rico. Consequently, Claudia learned recipes with El Salvadorian, Argentinean and Caribbean’s influence and has obtained expertise in Latin dining tradition.
“The essence of Claudia’s food preparation is rooted in my family tree that dates back four generations,” says Rivas. “I am creating a genuine dining atmosphere and want to share the tastes and influences of original Latin cuisine. Claudia’s is not just a sit-down dining experience, it’s an all-evening affair.”
For more information on Claudia’s Steakhouse, please visit the website at: http://www.claudiassteakhouse.com.
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