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Paladar Latin Kitchen and Bar Coming to Tysons

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The restaurant will feature an American interpretation of the flavors of Central and South America and the Latin Caribbean, with a special nod to the cuisine of Cuba.

The bold and fresh flavors of Latin America will be coming to Tysons when Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar opens its second location in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on May 9. Paladar, a Cuban term for small, soulful and comforting restaurants that people run out of their homes, will be located at Leesburg Pike and Old Gallows Road in Tysons. The restaurant will feature an American interpretation of the vibrant flavors of Central and South America and the Latin Caribbean, with a special nod to the cuisine of Cuba. The Rum Bar will offer a selection of over 50 rums.

Says Andy Himmel, Co-CEO, “It is our goal to provide an upbeat, fresh American interpretation of Latin food, borrowing and blending from the many unique aspects of the various cultures represented by the menu offerings. We see Paladar as approachable, affordable and comfortable – a place to go not just for special occasions, but for any occasion. We want to share with our guests the vibrancy, colors, tastes, music and soul of Latin America.”

The 185-seat restaurant and bar will incorporate a clean and sophisticated style that blends modern and rustic design elements of Latin culture. The lunch and dinner menus will feature appetizers, soups, salads, Latin comfort food, fresh seafood, steaks and chops, sandwiches, and desserts. Signature dishes include slow roasted and grilled meats and fish, including Cuban Braised Beef Ropa Vieja, Blackened Fish Tacos, Plantain Crusted Crab Croquetas and three kinds of guacamole served with a chip blend of plantain, yucca, malanga and tortilla. The Rum Bar will offer flavored and spiced rums, white and gold rums, dark rums and aged rums. Guests can order rum flights and tasting-size pours. In addition, there will be specialty drinks, including hand-muddled Mojitos and Caipirinhas and freshly prepared Margaritas. Brunch selections include bottomless mimosas, Chipotle Honey Chicken & Cornbread and Maple Pulled Pork & Fried Eggs.

PALADAR LATIN KITCHEN & RUM BAR PARTNERS WITH FOOD FOR OTHERS

FOR TYSONS OPENING MAY 8

--Ribbon Cutting and Dinner on May 8 contributes 100% of proceeds to Food for Others--

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is delighted to announce their partnership with Food for Others in Fairfax, VA to celebrate the restaurant’s opening at 1934 Old Gallows Road (Leesburg Pike at Old Gallows Road), Tysons, VA 22182. To celebrate the opening, there will be a dinner on Thursday, May 8 to benefit Food for Others, with seatings from 6:30-7:30 by reservation, and a 7:30 ribbon cutting by Michael Caplin, Executive Director, Tysons Partnership, and Roxanne Rice, Executive Director, Food for Others. The dinner will include selections from Paladar’s signature menu and a choice of signature drinks. The cost will be $45 per person (not including gratuity), with 100% of the proceeds going to Food for Others. For reservations, please click on www.paladarlatinkitchen.com/preopen-fundraiser or call (216) 591-1625 x 106. For more information, please contact Jessica Cogen, Director of Development and Outreach, Food for Others, at (703) 207-9173 or jcogen@foodforothers.org.

Says Andy Himmel, Co-President, Says Andy Himmel, Co-President, " We are looking forward to opening in Tysons, VA, our second D.C. area restaurant after coming to Rockville, MD in 2013. Actively engaging in the community is important to us, and meeting the team at Food for Others, who work tirelessly to collect and distribute food to hungry residents in Northern Virginia, makes them a good match for Paladar."

Roxanne Rice, Executive Director, Food for Others, stated, “While our Northern Virginia region holds great wealth, some of our neighbors struggle to provide the most basic necessities of life. The number of families coming to the Food for Others warehouse for emergency food has increased more than 20 percent over the past six months, compared to the same time last year. We are delighted that Paladar is fighting hunger in a creative way by directing the restaurant’s opening night proceeds towards Food for Others and joining our efforts to help those in need in our community.”

Paladar, a Cuban term for small, soulful and comforting restaurants that people run out of their homes, will feature an American interpretation of the vibrant flavors of Central and South America and the Latin Caribbean, with a special nod to the cuisine of Cuba. The Rum Bar will offer a selection of over 50 rums.

The 180-seat restaurant will incorporate a warm and sophisticated style that blends modern and rustic design elements of Latin culture. The lunch and dinner menus will feature appetizers, soups, salads, Latin comfort food, fresh seafood, steaks and chops, sandwiches, and desserts. Signature dishes include slow roasted and grilled meats and fish, including Cuban Braised Beef Ropa Vieja, Blackened Fish Tacos, Plantain Crusted Crab Croquetas and three kinds of guacamole served with a chip blend of plantain, yucca, malanga and tortilla. The Rum Bar will offer flavored and spiced rums, white and gold rums, dark rums and aged rums. Guests can order rum flights and tasting-size pours. In addition, there will be specialty drinks, including hand-muddled Mojitos and Caipirinhas and freshly prepared Margaritas.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar will be open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Paladar offers a traditional happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week and a late night happy hour from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. An outdoor patio can accommodate 50-55 guests. Family-style dining is available in-house or offsite. Takeout and catering will be available for lunch and dinner. Designated free parking is available in the garage across from the restaurant as well as unlimited parking in the parking deck.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar currently has four locations: Cleveland, Ohio, Hallandale Beach, Florida and Annapolis and Rockville, MD. A sixth location in Gaithersburg, MD is scheduled for later this year. For more information, visit us on the web at: www.paladarlatinkitchen.com.

Meet us on our video: http://vimeo.com/86517085