Anything but the mainstay, the Capitol's famed OYA and SEI, are pouring and mixing during D.C.'s Summer Restaurant Week, offering unique drink options and upscale selections on their expanded year-round prix fixe menus.
Downtown's OYA takes Eurasian cuisine to the next level with its prix fixe fusion-centered menu, featuring John Robert Eppler Late Harvest Zinfandel 2006, Alexander Valley, California and Horton Vineyards 'Xoco' Chocolate Dessert Wine, Orange County, Virginia.
SEI takes a modern twist on classic American with Asian flair in a prix fixe menu filled with awe-inspiring dishes, mixing in innovative first course Liquid Wasabi Cocktail or freshly-squeezed Orange Citrus Cardamom Soda and sweet course Cooper Vineyards ‘Noche’ Chocolate Ice-Style Wine NV, Louisa County, Virginia choices.
OYA and SEI offer both lunch ($20.10) and dinner ($35.10) three-course prix fixe menus during Restaurant Week. For more information on the event or to make reservations, visit http://washington.org/restaurantwk
OYA serves an innovative menu that fuses the finest Asian ingredients and French techniques in a spectacularly designed space. Located at 777 9th Street, NW in Washington DC, the Penn Quarter Neighborhood restaurant features a 2.5 ton chain curtain, 20-foot long waterfall that separates the dining room from the kitchen, 12 foot long fireplace in the main dining room, red crocodile bar with white marble fireplace and cozy lounge areas with ultra-comfortable high-backed white banquettes. www.oyadc.com 202-393-1400
SEI, a White House favorite, puts a modern spin on classic Asian cuisine. Located at 444 7th Street, NW in Washington DC, SEI never ceases to amaze patrons with its distinctive cuisine, offering dishes such as the signature Fish and Chips with flounder, malt vinegar, french fries and wasabi tartar and Kobe Beef with daikon, shiso, kelp and red wine soy sauce. The choice of Nigiri includes hard to find at most restaurants items like Hamachi Toro (fatty yellowtail) and Oo-to (premium fatty tuna). The lavish décor adorns the intimate space with white and red leather croc walls and antique gold textures. www.seirestaurant.com 202-783-7007