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Caitlin Dysart IN at Centrolina, Smoked & Stacked Kicks Off Guest Chef Series, Plus More Intel

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Pastry chef Caitlin Dysart (center right)
[R. Lopez]

Chef Shuffles

Award-winning chef Caitlin Dysart has been tapped to lead the pastry program at Centrolina.

Dysart wrapped up her final dinner service at 2941 in Falls Church, Va., on January 28, bringing to a close a seven-year run at the well respected restaurant.

She was named the 2014 Pastry Chef of the Year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington during her tenure there; she also received nods from the James Beard Foundation (2015) and Food & Wine magazine (2013) during the same time period.

Dysart replaces former pastry chef Amanda Cook, who left Centrolina at the end of last year. Dysart is expected to assume control of pastry offerings both in the restaurant and the embedded market.

Pucker Up

Addendum’s doing it. And now The Royal wants in on bitters-mania.

The LeDroit Park restaurant is hosting guest bartender Rachel Sergi, presently at The Next Whiskey Bar, February 13 for an evening of vermouth-, amaro- and fernet-based boozing. The “Nightmare Before Valentine’s Day” event is expected to feature a slew of special cocktails, along with companion “Bitters + Beer” boilermaker specials. Punch in between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. to experience this industry night takeover.

The More the Merrier

Smoked & Stacked founder Marjorie Meek-Bradley February 19 is bringing in “Top Chef” winner Mei Lin for a special 3-course, family-style dinner. The special event (tickets are $135 for the one-night only collaboration) is scheduled to include passed canapes (think: pastrami bao, yuzu pickled shrimp), a welcome cocktail and a full Asian-themed dinner program. The party starts at 6:30 p.m.


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