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.
Scrambled egg with bitter melon, trout roe and sea trout
Savory coconut pie with crispy fried shrimp and culantro anglaise
Grilled baby octopus with spicy pork sausage, mustard greens, avocado and charred lime vinaigrette
Duck and red bean cassoule with lemongrass
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.