We are very excited to announce that we have taken our online world to the streets! Operating under the name Chaya, every Thursday from 11-2:30 we pop-up at the White House Farmers Market (801 Vermont Avenue) to sell a selection of seasonal tacos (made with handmade corn tortillas) for lunch. Chaya is a restaurant idea we are working on with a focus on mostly plants. Each week we work with local farmers to create a menu based on what is available. Inspired by our travels and work with farmers markets for Loulies, the food is a mix of rustic farm-to-table cooking combined with flavors from Mexico. Our philosophy is to create thoughtful, sustainable and healthy food with intense flavor. Our menu last week and this week will include:
Garlicky Kale and Chevre + Spring Onion Green Sauce
Creamy Asparagus + Roasted Potatoes with Chipotle Yogurt Sauce
Sautéed Mushrooms + Feta and Cilantro with a Red Sauce
(all topped with microgreens)
and to quench your thirst: Homemade Honey Lemon Soda made with local honey, lemon juice and seltzer.
The tacos are three for $9 and the menu will continue to evolve and change as more summer foods begin to grow. We will be there from now until October so please, please, please come for lunch and introduce yourself. We are having so much fun!
Finally, as we move forward with both Chaya and Loulies, we will continue to post on Loulies when we have good content to pass along. So, here is a link to a quick and delicious seasonal recipe we tried this weekend from Bonnie Benwick’s new Washington Post Cookbook – Readers Favorite Recipes.