Exclusive: Concept Images & Menu for Emilie’s – The Upscale Eclectic Restaurant Coming to Capitol Hill – and a Sample Menu
by Larry Janezich
Two Emilie’s c0-owners – Arris Noble and Sam Shoja (the third co-owner is Chef Kevin Tian) – showed up at ANC6B’s November meeting last night to show off some concept illustrations of their forthcoming addition to Capitol Hill’s hot culinary landscape.
Here’s a first look at the concept for Chef Kevin Tien’s upscale eclectic restaurant coming to the new Frager’s Building at 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The 3,300 square foot restaurant will seat 100 – 70 dining seats and 30 bar seats.
The restaurant is designed around the concept of dim sum and shared plates. Guests may order from a menu or from the carts of small plate daily specials circulating through the dining area on carts – “tableside” dining. The menu will rotate daily, and feature products from a local community of producers, farmers and ranchers. The owners hope to open the restaurant in the spring of 2019. (The Frager’s Building is on track for completion in March, 2019.)
Here’s a sample menu:
Tien is partnering with restaurant veterans Sam Shoja (Jinja Raman Bar) and Arris Noble in this new venture. Tien is current co-owner of the highly acclaimed Himitsu in Petworth. Capitol Hill’s latest celebrity chef, Tien is a veteran of Iron Chef Gauntlet and Finalist in the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year, 2018. He has cooked for Chef Aaron Silverstein’s Pineapple and Pearls and Chef Jose Andres’ Oyamel, among others.