Eater: DC Restaurant Openings: The Most Anticipated Restaurants in D.C., Spring 2019

Venezuela native Enrique Limardo will import the flavors of his homeland at his first D.C. venture, scheduled to slide into the space formerly occupied by Piola. For the past five years Limardo was executive chef at Alma Cocina Latina in Baltimore, Maryland, scoring 3.5 stars fromWashington Post food critic Tom Sietsema. Seven Reasons will feature two chef’s tables next to the open kitchen, with 95 seats inside and a 35-seat summer garden opening later. Limardo studied gastronomy in the 1990s in Barcelona, going on to cook alongside Michelin-starred chefs like Joan Roca and Ramon Freixas and opening two acclaimed restaurants in Caracas, Venezuela.

Ezequiel Vazquez