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$55  + Tax/Tip
Sun, 11/21
5:15 PM & 7:30 PM
Dupont Circle


DAY 1: 5-Course Chinese Meets Korean Dinner Series

The name of this DuPont Circle hotspot is a mashup of the words “Chinese” and “Korean,” thus symbolizing the two prevailing culinary influences on Chef Scott Drewno. Chef Drewno grew up in New York’s Finger Lakes wine region, not a hotbed of such influences, but he discovered the glories of Asian cuisine while working at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong and Stephen Hansen’s Ruby Foo’s. In 2007, Wolfgang Puck tapped Drewno as the opening Executive Chef of The Source, and he received RAMW's coveted “Chef of the Year” prize in 2010 (and again in 2016!). FYI he also earned two Semi-Finalist nominations for James Beard's prestigious “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” Award. The awards have come in for CHIKO too, which was a Semi-Finalist for James Beard's national “Best New Restaurant” Award in 2018 and has been selected to Washingtonian's "Top 100 Restaurants in DC" List EVERY YEAR since opening. CHIKO’s menu includes dishes like Sichuan smoked catfish with squid fried rice, pork belly-kimchi stew, and all manner of dumplings. We'll be taking over the entire restaurant for this series, and Chef Drewno will be in and out of the kitchen to answer your questions and talk food with us.

About the Host:

Scott Drewno

Executive Chef & Co-Owner

A New York native, Chef Drewno solidified his passion for Asian cuisines at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Vong and Stephen Hansen’s Ruby Foo’s. In 2007, Wolfgang Puck tapped Drewno as the opening Executive Chef at The Source, where he earned RAMW Chef of the Year prize twice ('10 & '16) and two Semi-Finalist nominations for James Beard's “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” Award ('12 &'13). He opened the first CHIKO in 2017.

The Lineup

Each course will be plated individually.

  1. Soy Marinated Avocado Salad

    with breakfast radish, almond slivers, and sesame chili vinaigrette

  2. Dim Sum Trio

    crispy chicken springroll | cumin lamb dumpling | garlic shrimp dumpling

  3. Orange-ish Chicken

    with candied mandarins + peppers, crispy garlic, and steamed rice

  4. Spicy Bulgogi Stir Fry

    with marinated ribeye, chewy rice cakes, mushroom, and gochujanag

  5. Coconut Custard

    with caramel, lime zest, almonds, and infused basil seeds


2029 P St NW

Washington, DC 20036

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination (refer to the "what qualifies as valid proof of vaccination" question below for more info on this) and a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $75 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member and all guests must also present proof of full vaccination upon arrival at the event in order to gain entry.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who fail to present proof of full vaccination upon arrival, and/or have not paid the guest ticket surcharge, will not be allowed entry.
What qualifies as valid proof of vaccination?
To verify that you are fully vaccinated, and gain entry to the event, you must present to our event lead any one of the following forms of proof: your original physical vaccination card, a clearly legible photo of your original vaccination card, or the CLEAR Health Pass App. Please note, you will be only be considered “fully vaccinated” if it has been at least 14 days since you've received either (a) a second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or (b) a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More questions about this? Check out our COVID-19-Related Event Requirements.
Will this event be hosted indoors or outdoors?
This event will be hosted indoors, as we will be taking over the entire restaurant for it. The restaurant will be closed to the public, and only fully vaccinated attendees will be allowed entry.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with onion, garlic, or sesame allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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