When a new chef arrives on the scene, it is always a gamble. One never knows how the new addition will interpret the established menu or if given creative control how bold or subtle the changes may be. Only a few months into her position, Executive Chef Jessica Shields surprises your palette by combining fresh ingredients from her extensive knowledge of local produce. GMF chose its 5 favorites from the recently launched dinner menu:
- Hamachi crudo
- Pork bahn mi sliders
- Lemongrass mussels (pictured)
- Bison short ribs
- Panna cotta
Yet we are definitely eying brunch…perhaps after the holidays when our pants are a bit looser.
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Arlington, VA 22204
Jai is a culinary/travel photographer, author whose photography has been seen in publications such as Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Munchies (VICE), and Ad Week. Jai has been with GMF since 2014 is the former GMF Editor-in-Chief. She has photographed for both domestic and international tourism boards. Additionally, her work was selected as a semi-finalist in competitions such as Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMYs in Focus, and The Historical Society of D.C.’s For the Record. Contributing her photography to books like New York One-Food Wonders and Discovering Vintage Washington, DC, Jai’s creative spirit focuses on the food, beverage, and travel industries. Co-authoring Plantations of Virginia with six-time New York Press Club award winner Charlene C. Giannetti, their book is currently in its third printing within a year of being released. Jai enjoys collaborating with her clients to bring their vision to life.