Tag Archives: Aaron Silverman

Little Pearl will be a coffee shop and wine bar like no other in Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Little Pearl chef B.J. Lieberman has created a gravlax sandwich that’s an homage to the Swan Oyster Depot, the historic seafood counter in San Francisco where the kitchen layers cured salmon on a slice of sourdough. It’s a lovely nod to the city’s famous bread. “It plays to my Jewish sensibilities,” says Lieberman, who will […]

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Pineapple and Pearls Is Shrinking—And Raising Its Price to $325 Per Person

Source: Washingtonian Food

It’s getting more and more expensive to dine out in DC—especially at the top-tier restaurants. Pineapple and Pearls chef/owner Aaron Silverman is increasing the cost of dining at his modern American tasting room from $280 to $325 per person in April 2018 (that’s including food, wine/cocktail pairings, tax, and tip). The price hike comes on […]

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José Andrés, Patrick O’Connell, and Aaron Silverman Will Cook a Michelin All-Star Dinner at Pineapple and Pearls

Source: Washingtonian Food

Imagine Super Man, Batman, and Spider Man join forces—and they’re cooking dinner. The culinary equivalent of a Marvel fever dream goes down next week as three of the most talented chefs in the country come together for a Michelin all-star (or in this case, two-star) meal. ThinkFoodGroup restaurateur José Andrés, chef Patrick O’Connell of the […]

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Chef Aaron Silverman In Talks To Take Over Capitol Hill Bayou Bakery

Source: Washingtonian Food

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will close its Capitol Hill location after two years, and Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls chef and owner Aaron Silverman has signed a letter of intent to assume its lease. Bayou Bakery opened in the historical carriage house near Eastern Market in May of 2015, serving New Orleans cafe fare from […]

Chef Aaron Silverman In Talks To Take Over Capitol Hill Bayou Bakery” was first published on Washingtonian.

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A handful of Washington chefs and restaurants are finalists in the James Beard Awards

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for its coveted restaurant and chef awards, and the Washington area has plenty to be proud of. On the national level, Aaron Silverman’s prix fixe Pineapple and Pearls is among the finalists for Best New Restaurant. Amy Brandwein of Centrolina and Tom Cunanan of Bad Saint were nominated in […]

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Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person

Source: Washingtonian Food

A year after its splashy debut, Pineapple and Pearls will increase the price of its tasting menu from $250 to $280 per person beginning April 4. The price, paid in advance of reservations through an online ticket system, will continue to include tax, tip, and drink pairings. Tickets for the bar, which don’t include drink pairings, will […]

Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person

Source: Washingtonian Food

A year after its splashy debut, Pineapple and Pearls will increase the price of its tasting menu from $250 to $280 per person beginning April 4. The price, paid in advance of reservations through an online ticket system, will continue to include tax, tip, and drink pairings. Tickets for the bar, which don’t include drink pairings, will […]

Pineapple and Pearls Is Increasing Its Price to $280 Per Person” was first published on Washingtonian.

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Rose’s Luxury Is Offering a Limited Number of Reservations

Source: Washingtonian Food

You don’t have to be Michelle and Barack Obama to skip the line at Rose’s Luxury. The no-reservations restaurant is offering a limited number of reservations to people who buy $150 or $300 gift cards.

Gift card purchasers can make reservations via email for dinner between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28 (minus Valentine’s Day). Fridays and Saturdays are already mostly booked.  Chef and owner Aaron Silverman says they’re offering a total of 350 gift cards/reservations. So far, about half have been claimed.

If you’re wondering if this could be a sign that Rose’s might open up reservations on a more consistent basis going forward, don’t ...

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Rose’s Luxury Is Offering a Limited Number of Reservations

Source: Washingtonian Food

You don’t have to be Michelle and Barack Obama to skip the line at Rose’s Luxury. The no-reservations restaurant is offering a limited number of reservations to people who buy $150 or $300 gift cards.

Gift card purchasers can make reservations via email for dinner between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28 (minus Valentine’s Day). Fridays and Saturdays are already mostly booked.  Chef and owner Aaron Silverman says they’re offering a total of 350 gift cards/reservations. So far, about half have been claimed.

If you’re wondering if this could be a sign that Rose’s might open up reservations on a more consistent basis going forward, don’t ...

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The Shaw Bijou Has a Strict “Final Sale” Policy for Pricey Reservations

Source: Washingtonian Food

When it opens on November 1, the Shaw Bijou will be one of the most expensive dining experiences in Washington—and one of the rare places where reservations are binding, and all sales are final.

Ticketed reservations for chef Kwame Onwuachi’s first-ever restaurant went live on Monday—and clock in at an eye-popping $962 for two 17-course tasting menus with wine pairings (both $185 per person), tax, and automatic 20-percent gratuity. Patrons can soften the blow by purchasing the $95 per person beverage pairing, which mixes virgin and alcoholic drinks. Or, they can opt for a “custom beverage menu” that involves a consultation with the bar ...

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Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury Wins the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Source: Washingtonian Food

Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple & Pearls claimed one of the highest honors in the restaurant industry last night at the James Beard Awards ceremony in Chicago, clinching the title of Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.

The native Washingtonian beat fellow area chef Peter Chang, who was also a finalist in the category for Peter Chang Arlington, as well as Cindy Wolfe of Baltimore’s Charleston restaurant. Unfortunately Mark Furstenberg, nominated for Outstanding Baker for the second year in a row, didn’t take home a win to Bread Furst.

Though the Mid-Atlantic category includes Philadelphia, Richmond, and ...

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Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury Wins the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Source: Washingtonian Food

Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple & Pearls claimed one of the highest honors in the restaurant industry last night at the James Beard Awards ceremony in Chicago, clinching the title of Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.

The native Washingtonian beat fellow area chef Peter Chang, who was also a finalist in the category for Peter Chang Arlington, as well as Cindy Wolfe of Baltimore’s Charleston restaurant. Unfortunately Mark Furstenberg, nominated for Outstanding Baker for the second year in a row, didn’t take home a win to Bread Furst.

Though the Mid-Atlantic category includes Philadelphia, Richmond, and ...

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Rose’s Luxury Chef Aaron Silverman Wins a James Beard Award

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Aaron Silverman

Damn. Aaron Silverman is on a roll. Add James Beard winner to his already long list of accolades. At last night’s awards ceremony in Chicago, the Rose’s Luxury owner was named Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic—in his first year as a nominee in the category no less.

Silverman was the only D.C. chef to win in this year’s James Beard awards. (Critics Todd Kliman and Tom Sietsema took home prizes in the journalism categories last week.) At least it’s an improvement from last year when D.C. restaurants got zero love from the awards. This year, Peter Chang was also ...

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Aaron Silverman wins Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic at the James Beard Awards

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The Aaron Silverman victory lap continues. Just a few weeks after being named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs for 2016, the chef-owner of Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls took home the title of Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic at Tuesday night’s James Beard Awards in Chicago. Silverman beat out two other area chefs for the […]

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Pineapple Impress: Chef Aaron Silverman Is Making His Own Rules for Fine Dining

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Aaron Silverman

In the leadup to the opening of Pineapple and Pearls, Aaron Silverman taught all of his managers how to use Pinterest. And like a bride-to-be, the Rose’s Luxury chef then created nearly 20 inspiration boards for all elements of the decor—even toilet paper holders and trash cans.

“We would get in like 20 different trash cans, and the upstairs [office] would be filled with trash cans, and we’re playing with them and testing them,” he says.

So you can imagine the thought that went into the design of the actual kitchen.

“This is our baby,” Silverman says ...

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Aaron Silverman is one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Food & Wine today announced its crop of Best New Chefs for 2016, and D.C. can claim one of them. Aaron Silverman. Yes, even though Silverman opened Rose’s Luxury in late 2013 — and in 2014 won Best New Restaurant from Bon Appetit — he’s still considered a newbie under the Food & Wine criteria. The rule is that […]

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Here’s What You’ll Be Eating (and Drinking) at Pineapple & Pearls

Source: Washingtonian Food

Like a team captain after a big win, Aaron Silverman is quick to give his teammates shared credit. The chef/owner behind Rose’s Luxury—and Pineapple & Pearls, set to debut April 7—says everything under his new restaurant’s roof is a collaborative effort. The all-inclusive tasting menu ($250 per person for food, drinks, tax and tip) showcases several dishes from chefs who aren’t named Silverman, two of whom he’s particularly jazzed about.

White-asparagus okonomiyaki. Photographs by Evy Mages.

“Scott [Muns], our head chef, has a smoked beef rib dish,” Silverman says. “He’s excellent at Mexican cuisine, so it’s a smoked ...

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Aaron Silverman and Peter Chang are among D.C.’s finalists for 2016 James Beard Awards

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The James Beard Foundation today announced the finalists for its 2016 Restaurant and Chef Awards, and based on sheer number, the Washington area had a better showing than last year. After being shut out in 2015, D.C.-area chefs nabbed two of the six finalist slots in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category: Peter Chang (Peter Chang) and […]

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Aaron Silverman, Peter Chang Lead D.C. Finalists for James Beard Awards

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury on Barracks Row and Peter Chang of Peter Chang in Arlington lead the way for D.C. in this year’s James Beard Awards. The finalists were revealed today in a ceremony in San Francisco. The list of area representation, whittled down from the semifinalists announced in February, is as follows:

  • Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury; Peter Chang, Peter Chang
  • Outstanding Baker: Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst
  • Food-Related Columns: Todd Kliman of Washingtonian for his “Otherwise” column
  • Dining and Travel Writing: Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post for his “10 Best Food Cities” ...

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$250 actually isn’t bad for an all-inclusive tasting menu

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

When chef Aaron Silverman announced the April 7 launch of his fine-dining menu at Pineapple and Pearls, it wasn’t the Barracks Row restaurant’s imminent debut that had people talking as much as the price: $250 per person. Here’s the thing, though. It’s all-inclusive — food (12 to 16 dishes in seven to 10 courses), drinks (five or […]

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Pineapple and Pearls will open April 7 with dinner priced at $250 per person

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Pineapple and Pearls, chef Aaron Silverman’s fine-dining debut, will begin taking reservations next week via a proprietary ticketing system that will charge customers $250 per person for the entire experience: a multi-course dinner, drink pairings, taxes and gratuity. Service is expected to begin April 7 at the Barracks Row restaurant. Silverman, the chef and proprietor […]

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Get your mouse-clicker finger ready: Rooftop reservations for Rose’s Luxury open at 11 a.m. today

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

If you’ve been waiting to check out the Rose’s Luxury rooftop, you’ll be want to be near your computer at 11 a.m. today. That’s when reservations open up for the first time since chef owner Aaron Silverman decided to enclose the al fresco space into more of a greenhouse setting. The roof garden dining experience is […]Get your mouse-clicker finger ready: Rooftop reservations for Rose’s Luxury open at 11 a.m. today

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Rose’s Luxury’s Roof Garden Is Back And Now Enclosed

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Get ready to refresh Rose’s Luxury‘s website over and over and over and pounce. Roof garden reservations go live today at 11 a.m. for the first seatings of the season from Feb. 23 through March 12.

If you’ve never been before, here’s how it works: The roof garden accommodates eight to 10 people, and you must assemble your own group. (You can’t just make a reservation for two.) For $125 per person (excluding tax, tip, and drinks), the table is treated to a family-style tasting menu with many dishes that aren’t on chef Aaron Silverman‘s regular menu.  Your group ...

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Pineapple and Pearls Now Open For Coffee, Sandwiches, and Sweet Rolls

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

The fine dining wing of Pineapple and Pearls, the sister restaurant to Rose’s Luxury, is still a couple months away from opening. But this morning, chef Aaron Silverman debuted a takeout cafe in the front portion of the space, serving coffee and a small selection of sandwiches and sweets.

As of 9:30 a.m., there was—get this—no line, although a handful of people had reportedly arrived at the cafe 15 minutes prior to the 8 a.m. opening.

Brooklyn’s Parlor Coffee supplies the coffee, which can be combined with alternative milks like pistachio, hazelnut, and macadamia. Sweet rolls come in three ...

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Pineapple and Pearls Coffee Shop from the Rose’s Luxury Team Is Open

Source: Washingtonian Food

Rose’s Luxury chef/owner Aaron Silverman is giving Capitol Hill a good reason to rise early: the opening of Pineapple and Pearls coffee bar, which debuted today with espresso drinks, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches.

Pineapple and Pearls Roll at, well, Pineapple and Pearls… @rosesluxury Pineapple and Pearls Coffee Shop from the Rose’s Luxury Team Is Open

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The fine dining portion of the highly-anticipated restaurant is still in the works. In the meantime guests can visit the takeout counter for coffees and espresso drinks, which can be made with a variety of nut milks (pistachio, macadamia). Sweets include lemony-thyme shortbread ...

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