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901 Restaurant & Bar Refocuses Menu, Launches Tomorrow
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901 Restaurant & Bar Refocuses Menu, Launches Tomorrow

 

From Jessica Zachar: 901 Restaurant & Bar is maintaining the New Year’s ideal of self-improvement by launching a new menu of nearly 30 dishes with an updated dining concept on Tuesday, January 24.  True to its location, the sexy Chinatown bistro will adopt an Asian-inspired menu, highlighted by the ingredients, spices and cooking styles of South and Southeast Asia, while adding a sharing element to its all day offerings.

 

“901 has incredible neighbors in the residents of Penn Quarter and downtown.  During our short time here our guests have told us that while 901 is a fun place to get together with friends, the menu simply did not embrace the personality of our neighborhood, or for that matter, our gorgeous space,” said 901 Executive Chef Thomas Hall.  “Thus I have been working with my team to create an exciting new menu that is fresh, flavorful, and most of all, focused.”   

 

The new menu will be separated into sharable plates of two and four portions, alongside salads and larger entrées that can easily be shared or enjoyed as standalone meals.  Among the new sharing plates are standouts like Chinese Spiced Duck Breast set atop sweet potato puree and crispy Serrano ham, served with a balsamic ginger and cherry chutney.  901’s house crafted beers are utilized on several dishes includingPork Belly braised in Oatmeal Stout and orange hoisin bbq sauce, paired with arugula and pickled chili, as well as Craft Beer Satay – chicken and beef tips marinated in 901 lager and Oatmeal Stout plated with curry peanut sauce and crispy Thai basil.

 

Entrées showcase exotic flavors in unique preparations like creamy Yakisoba Mushroom Ragout, with rich and savory wild mushrooms, shiso leaves and traditional fried noodles – an inventive take on an American comfort food.  Popular in China and Korea, oxtail stuffed Wonton Ravioli are layered among orange glazed carrots and aromatic oxtail jus, while Crispy Dorado, elegant with bok choy, baby carrots, and royal trumpet mushrooms is complemented by spicy kabayaki bonito broth. 

 

Simultaneous with the launch of the revamped menu, 901 will begin serving an Express Lunch, perfect for guests looking for variety and prompt service.  Available weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., this $15 two course lunch includes a choice of daily soup or side salad, an entrée, and a non-alcoholic beverage.

 

Chef Hall anticipates adding a rotating selection of seasonal specialties to the menu at 901 in the coming weeks and months as well.  As the weather warms, 901 has plans for a spacious outdoor patio on Eye Street and guests can expect more vibrant flavors and splashes of color on both the plate and in the glass.  

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