India Comes to the Kennedy Center in March

As part of the Kennedy Center’s maximum INDIA festival, some special menu items will be available at Roof Terrace Restaurant and KC Café throughout the month of March to coincide with several exhibitions and performances.

It’s billed as “East meets West.”  Twelve chefs from India led by Chef Hemant Oberoi, the Executive Grand Chef of the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai, will fly in for a delicious collaboration with Roof Terrace Restaurant’s Executive Chef Joe Gurner.

Roof Terrace Restaurant will offer three, three-course prix-fixe menus, each priced at $65 per person, and the KC Café will feature a range of Indian foods a la carte style.  Diners who purchase the special items will get recipe cards, letting them recreate the dishes at home…too bad I can’t cook.

I’m all about the gastronomic journey. Menu items include Khurmai Aur Aloo Ki Tikki, potato and apricot cakes with tamarind dressing; Roti Pe Boti, spiced lamb on leavened bread; Kali Mirch Ka Murg, chicken with peppercorn and mint; and desserts like Masala Chai Kulfi, spiced tea ice cream; and Elaichi Gulab Jamun Crème Brulee.

Roof Terrace Restaurant is open before Concert Hall and Opera House evening performances from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Welcome culinary masters!

Check out the menu here.

Roof Terrace Restaurant is located at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW.  For more information, call 202.416.8555.

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)

2 thoughts on “India Comes to the Kennedy Center in March

  1. Masters Of Indian Music Series

    Ustad Shahid Parvez – Sitar
    Enayet Hossain – Tabla

    Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya – Santoor (Hammered Dulcimer)
    Saleiman Azizi – Tabla

    May 7th, 2011
    Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
    University Of Maryland, College Park

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