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June 2017

Forested Dinner with Chef Michael Costa

On Saturday, June 17th, Zaytinya Head Chef Michael Costa will create a feast on the edge of the forest at Forested, a forest garden in Bowie, Maryland run by farmer Lincoln Smith. Lincoln’s farm grows fruits, nuts, mushrooms, and vegetables on the edge of the forest, aiming to be an entirely sustainable agricultural ecosystem. Chef Costa will serve dishes highlighting Lincoln’s unique produce. Buy tickets for the Food Forest Feast here.

15th Annual Paella Festival at Jaleo   

For the fifteenth year in a row, Jaleo will host its annual Paella Festival from June 19 – July 2.  José and his team will be celebrating the traditional Spanish dish with a kick-off party at Jaleo Crystal City on Monday, June 19,  serving an assortment of paellas, tapas, sangria and wine, plus a Mahou Beer Garden on the patio and a Barr Hill Gin tasting station. Buy your tickets here and come celebrate one of our favorite festivals of the year!

A Taste of Spain at VinExpo Bordeaux

From June 18-21, José and his good friend Chef Ferran Adrià will be hosting “A Taste of Spain,” a sampling of Spain’s food and wine, at the annual wine extravaganza VinExpo. The two Spaniards have selected chefs from throughout their homeland to showcase the best of what Spain has to offer, along with more than 100 of the country’s best wine bodegas. If you happen to be in Bordeaux this June, don’t forget to say hola! to José and Ferran! Learn more here

First Ever Ceviche Festival at China Chilcano

José and the China Chilcano team are hosting their first Ceviche Festival to celebrate National Ceviche Day this June 28!  Head Chef Carlos Delgado describes the dish as the “new sushi” and is excited to showcase local products with Peruvian preparations. Carlos has created six special ceviches alongside the 10 already on the menu, which will be feature on the menu from June 26 to July 9. For more information or to make reservations, visit China Chilcano's website. And if you’re looking for more ceviche inspiration, learn more here!

Tour de José Summer Menu

Want to try four Michelin-rated restaurants in one night? Look no further than Penn Quarter, where four of José’s restaurants – China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya – were awarded Michelin Guide’s “Bib Gourmand” as great affordable places to dine. The Tour de José will take you to all four spots, tasting a variety of small plates and a drink at each. And with the warm weather upon us, the new summer menu will feature fresh, lighter ingredients and refreshing cocktails. Book your Tour de José now!

Jaleo to Debut at Disney Springs

José is proud to announce that Jaleo will be opening a new location at Disney Springs in 2018, bringing the spirit and flavors of Spain to the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The new Disney Springs location will be José’s biggest and most spectacular Jaleo yet, housed in a dynamic, multi-level space at the iconic resort. To learn more, visit Jaleo's website here!