‘Chef’s Table’ Tips Hat To Capitol Hill Toques

Posted November 16, 2012 at 12:01am

Food scribe Beth Kanter so loves the D.C. dining scene that she’s penned insider-y shopping guides and travel resources urging others to come spend their money here. But her latest tome, “Washington, DC Chef’s Table,” gets even more intimate, heading into the kitchen with some culinary players for a true taste of the good life.

Kanter declined to name her all-time favorite recipes but did concede that Matchbox’s butternut squash ravioli, Kaz Sushi Bistro’s sea trout napoleon and the intensely buttery vanilla cream of Whisked have crossed her plate rather frequently as of late.

And it sounds like she’s far from done from exploring local eats. “I’m intrigued by the food truck world, which seems to be a good incubator for new talent. Same holds true for the underground and pop-up restaurants where creativity runs free,” she suggested.