Before Chef Enrique Limardo opens Seven Reasons this spring, he’ll go on a whirlwind research trip to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. “I’ll be spending time with several ancient tribes there to learn about their way of living and traditional cooking methods and their spiritual approach of paying tribute to their gods through food,” Limardo says. The chef, who has cooked in multiple countries and will lean on cooking techniques from China, Japan, and the Middle East, is best known in the region for his cooking at Baltimore’s Alma Cocina Latina. Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema awarded the Venezuelan restaurant a 3.5 star rating in 2017. Limardo is partnering with first-time restaurateur Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger to open the South American restaurant on 14th Street NW. The menu will include small and medium plates, building up to family-style mains such a colossal Argentinian steak or a whole fish.