We at the Punch are not only huge loyal fans of Wolfgang Puck, but also his local outpost close to Capitol Hill, The Source by Wolfgang Puck which has culinary master (and friend) Executive Chef Scott Drewno at the helm.. We hope you join them in bringing in the Year of the Horse with their two week celebration:
The restaurant will pay tribute to the cultural and culinary traditions of the Chinese New Year. In addition to the events listed below, The Source will display several Chinese New Year Wishing Trees in its lounge, where guests can hang their wishes for the New Year. Every night, from January 31 to February 13, one guest will receive a gift from the tree, such as complimentary brunch for two or tickets to Chef Scott Drewno’s dumpling making class.
The festivities will kick off on Monday, January 27 in The Source lounge. The restaurant will welcome award-winning Sichuan Chef Peter Chang for a special reception from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Chef Chang, along with The Source’s Executive Chef Scott Drewno, will offer guests a range of Chinese dim sum specialties to ring in the New Year. Priced at $50 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will also enjoy a celebratory punch – The Clydesdale – created by Head Bartender Woong Chang. A cash bar will be available for all other drink requests.
On Friday, January 31, the first official night of the Chinese New Year, Chef Drewno will offer a family style banquet menu as a nod to traditional New Year’s gatherings in China. Offered for one night only, the banquet menu will be tailored for group dining and priced at $65 per person for tables of six or fewer, $60 per person for tables of eight and $50 per person for tables of 10 or more. Prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.
Chef Drewno will also honor the New Year’s tradition of dumpling making by offering a how-to class on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Priced at $75 per person (exclusive of tax and tip), guests will begin the class with a complimentary glass of the celebratory punch, The Clydesdale, followed by a guided dumpling demonstration. Head Bartender Woong Chang will teach guests to make The Source’s signature Chinese New Year punch, after which guests will enjoy a dumpling dim sum brunch.
On Monday, February 10 at 7 p.m., The Source will transform its dining room into a Night Market, replicating the atmosphere of a Chinese street food market for one night only. Five live action stations will be set up around the dining room serving traditional dishes symbolizing luck and prosperity, such as noodles, crescent-shaped dumplings and skewers. Guests will enjoy a special menu designed for the evening, with the first course inviting guests to peruse the “stalls” for food. Priced at $95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) there will be limited seats available for this special dinner experience.
To purchase tickets for these events, please visit wolfgangpuck.ticketleap.com.
In addition to the special events above, The Source also will offer its signature Year of the Horse tasting menu as an additional option to its a la carte menu for guests nightly from Friday, January 31 until Thursday, February 13.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck is located at 575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.