Food.Fun.Stuff: New Chef, New Wine, New Attitude

[ 0 ] October 1, 2009 |

Ever since Tallula welcomed in its new executive chef, Barry Koslow, change has been no stranger to the modern American restaurant. For starters, the menu has changed. We had the pleasure of getting a taste of the new offerings and were quite impressed with how tender they could make an octopus. The Charred Spanish Octopus prefaced the four-course meal alongside chick peas, pearl onions, sun dried tomatoes and sherry vinaigrette. Tallula’s new wine director, Juliana Santos, suggested the 2008 Stadt Krems, Gruner Veltliner (*Kremstal Austria) to compliment the first course (*She also added this is a good wine for veggies).

Category: restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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