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Adam Tanner IN at The Mandarin Oriental

No word on CityZen's replacement, though.

The Empress Lounge during Chinese New Year.
The Empress Lounge during Chinese New Year.
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Adam Tanner is the new executive chef at the Mandarin Oriental in Southwest D.C.

Tanner's resume includes The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers and some U.S. hotels like the St. Regis Aspen Resort. He also worked for Acqualina in Chicago.

Tanner's job is to oversee the hotel's current food and beverage options, including restaurant Muze, Empress Lounge, and the hotel's in-room dining and catering.

He won't, though, be overseeing the new restaurant that will eventually replace the now-shuttered CityZen, according to a spokeswoman, though he will collaborate and assist on that project. The hotel is still reviewing options for that space and have not yet made a decision. CityZen closed in December after the departure of critically-acclaimed chef Eric Ziebold, who will open his own place in Shaw this fall.

The Mandarin's Empress Lounge is currently undergoing renovations to add additional space, seating and fireplaces. Those changes will wrap up in early April.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 (202) 554-8588 Visit Website