Ba Bay Kicks-Off Its Guest-Chef Dinner Series


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The Vietnamese restaurant Ba Bay just opened late last year, and it’s already doing one of my favorite things — interacting with the restaurant industry, even highlighting other chefs. On February 27 Ba Bay will hold its first of monthly Guest Chef Dinners, and the restaurant wants you there!

The first chef to make an appearance in the Capitol Hill kitchen alongside Ba Bay Chef Nick Sharpe is Chef R.J. Cooper of Rogue 24, the Mount Vernon Square restaurant set to open in May. Together the chefs will put make a five-course meal dinner highlighting their interpretations of Vietnamese flavors and dishes. DC foodies will remember that Cooper was Sharpe’s mentor  while both worked at Vidalia.

The five-­course will cost $65  per  person, and for an extra $35, wine pairings are also  available. The menu looks delish.

First  Course

Scrambled egg with bitter melon, trout roe and sea trout

Second  Course

Savory coconut pie with crispy fried shrimp and culantro anglaise

Third  Course

Grilled baby octopus with spicy pork sausage, mustard greens, avocado and charred lime vinaigrette

Fourth  Course

Duck and red bean cassoule with lemongrass

Fifth  Course

Green mango tart tatin

Reservations are available for two seatings at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., so get your seat quickly.

Ba Bay is located at 633 Pennsylvania Ave SE. The closest metro stop is Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Lines). For more information, call 202-547-1787.

Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Tricia recently decided to eat her way though all of Zagat’s 2011 restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Follow her on Twitter and email her at Tricia (at)

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