Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Introduces a New Chinese banquet-style Tasting Menu Today

Beginning today, The Source by Wolfgang Puck is introducing a new Chinese banquet-style tasting menu available Monday through Thursday during regular dinner hours in the upstairs main dining room. Inspired by the traditional Chinese custom of friends and family convening over a family-style feast, The Source’s special prix-fixe menu is served in the same fashion and priced at $45 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Executive Chef Scott Drewno’s three-course menu offers four appetizers and four entrées for the group to share, with portions customized according to size of the party. The menu will change frequently, but examples include appetizers such as the popular Pork Belly “Tiny Dumplings” with black vinegar, chili oil, ginger and cilantro and Stir-fried Lamb in lettuce cups with toasted pine nuts and crisp rice sticks. Chef Drewno incorporates a wide range of Asian flavors in the entrée choices, which include the “Singapore-style” Street Noodles with beef short ribs and peas, the Spicy “Assam-style” Seafood clay pot and the Pan-roasted Halibut with red Thai curry shrimp and pineapple-chili sambal. A daily changing selection of ice creams, sorbets and cakes will be offered for dessert.

Keeping in step with the Chinese tradition of offering a lucky number of dishes at a banquet, Chef Drewno offers nine dishes at the meal; four appetizers, four entrées and one dessert. The number nine is considered lucky in China because it sounds like the Chinese word for “everlasting.” Instead of just one or two main protein components, the menu mimics the classic Chinese banquet tradition of featuring a variety of proteins such as meat, seafood, chicken, lamb and pork.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (entrance on 6th Street)
For reservations, please call (202) 637-6100

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