José Andrés to Open China Chilcano in Penn Quarter

By Rina Rapuano | October 28, 2013 By Rina Rapuano  |  October 28, 2013
Photo by: Jason Varney

José Andrés is at it again in Penn Quarter, announcing late this afternoon that he intends to open a restaurant tentatively called China Chilcano in the former Olsson’s Bookstore space at 418 Seventh St. NW. The Washington Post reports that the Chinese-Peruvian fusion concept will likely open in spring 2014, featuring Peruvian dishes that employ Chinese technique. Andrés, the man behind local institutions like Jaleo, Zaytinya, Minibar and Oyamel - all in close proximity to this new space - has dabbled with mixing Latin and Asian flavors with his Mexican-Chinese mash-up, China Poblano in Las Vegas.

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Mediterranean Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food27 Decor24 Service23 Cost$40
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Spanish Penn Quarter/Chinatown
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Minibar by José Andrés

Eclectic Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$325
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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China Poblano

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