Yes, the name of Red Light, Aaron Gordon's new restaurant plan for the former Bar di Bari space, is referring to a red-light-district. Here's what else to know about the new venture, via a press release (Aaron Gordon also chatted with Washingtonian about his plans yesterday).
· Gordon, Robert Underwood, and brothers Ari and Micah Wilder are all involved with the project, which is named for 14th Street's "colorful past." Underwood will serve as executive chef for the restaurant (he used to be a pastry chef for both Komi and Marcel's). The Wilders will handle cocktails.
· Dessert is going to be a major focus of Red Light — in particular, boozy desserts. Dessert offerings will change daily, and there will be a "soufflé of the day," too. Initial offerings will include pistachio tea cakes and black and tan doughnuts.
· Set menu fans, that's an option, too. A menu with cocktail and wine pairings will run $16-20 per person.
· There will be 8-12 speciality drinks, and some more playful dessert-like drinks, like adult slushes or a "cake shake."
· It'll be tiny, at 27 seats, but a patio will add more seating to the location. They're targeting an April opening.
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