Washington DC, CHIKO After Dark Series
Friday, December 22nd
423 8th St SE Washington DC 20003
Walk-in welcome, not a ticketed event
The CHIKO After Dark Series will offer special dishes created by CHIKO Chefs Lee and Drewno. Guest Chef Mei Lin will offer three unique dishes for the evening. Selections from the current CHIKO menu will be available. All specials are priced a modest $8.
Chef Mei Lin will be offering up the following three dishes for the night:
Beef tartare, egg yolk jam, gochujang aioli, sesame cracker
Prawn Toast okonomiyaki
Congee, pork floss, crispy onions, onsen egg, scallions
The menu specials begin at 9:30 pm and will last until midnight, Friday, December 22nd. The event is not a ticketed event; walk-ins are welcome. Doors are open to all on a first come, first serve basis. Alcohol specials will be announced.
An additional late night Kitchen Counter seating will be offered at 10:30. These reservation holders will be served to our Eat the Menu tasting with the bonus of our guest chefs’ unique creations. The $50 cost per person will remain the same for this late night Kitchen Counter experience.
Born in China, Mei Lin and her family immigrated to the United States when she was only three months old. Her family planted roots in Dearborn, Michigan. She grew up working alongside her father at their family-owned and -operated restaurant, where she learned the fundamentals of being a well-rounded cook and how to run a restaurant. She cut her teeth at many revered restaurants but credits most of her formal training and refinement of skills to her time at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Vegas and Michael Voltaggio’s ink in Los Angeles. As part of the opening team at ink, she moved up the ranks becoming a sous chef at only six months after the opening. She most recently earned the title of Top Chef on Bravo TV’s Emmy-winning show to much acclaim. Previously, she won her episode in Esquire TV’s Knife Fight and selected as one of Eater’ Young Guns in 2014 and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 in 2015. Currently, she is currently dedicating her time to travel and research.