Taberna Del Alabardero's Chef Javier Romero invited Capital Cooking into his kitchen, where we caught a glimpse of what makes Chef Romero happy while he's preparing "the real flavors of Spain" for the nation's capital. This restaurant has served the District with authentic Spanish cuisine for more than 20 years.
Chef Romero takes a "fresh" approach to some well-known, traditional dishes. Nicole Restivo, the restaurant's marketing director, said her favorite dish is the beef oxtail braised with liquid potatoes croquette and poached carrot. Chef's favorite is pork cheeks in two wines sauces with scallions parmentier.
Taberna Del Alabardero is now serving Sunday brunch as well as a new selection of tapas. And on Nov. 26 and 27, diners can enjoy special performances by flamenco dancers, who will travel to the District from Spain for the Thanksgiving weekend performances.
Hear more about Taberna Del Alabardero as well as the best part of Chef Romero's job as the executive chef at the restaurant.
Taberna Del Alabardero
1776 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
By: Kathryn Ruleman