The Source by Wolfgang Puck, a top player in Washington’s fine dining scene since 2007, will close temporarily for a fresh look and new menu on Monday, August 3rd.
As of now the restaurant is divided into two levels: a first-floor izakaya, and second-floor dining room that offers pricey a la carte items and an optional tasting menu. The revamp will bring a wok station and new focus to the sidewalk-level space, which will serve riffs on Chinese classics. The more formal section of the restaurant above will offer a hot pot tasting menu from chef Scott Drewno, where guests will cook a progression of dishes themselves in broths like spicy Sichuan peppercorn. A portion of the new menu will also focus on shareable large-format dishes, such as the kitchen’s signature Chinese lacquered duckling served two-ways. Twists on classic soups will be ladled table-side from a cart.
Los Angeles-based designer Waldo Fernandez is behind the new design in both the lounge and dining room. Stay tuned for more details closer to the date.