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$70  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 5/7
5:15 PM & 7:45 PM
U-Street Northwest

El Secreto de Rosita

5-Course Modern Peruvian Tasting Event

Opened in May of 2021 on U Street, this modern Peruvian and Pan-Latin eatery was named to this year’s Eater’s List of “Best Dining in DC.” The brainchild of restaurateur Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld, El Secreto de Rosita occupies the space formerly inhabited by Fraga-Rosenfeld’s popular hookah bar Chi-Cha Lounge. Executive Chef Cristian Granada, a Colombia native who comes to the job from Xiquet (a high-end, Michelin-Starred Spanish venue in Glover Park) oversees a menu that prominently features criollos, or Peruvian comfort foods, including a selection of ceviches, lomo saltado (tenderloin stir-fry), berenjena el macho (baked and torched eggplant), and arroz con pollo, as well as “Peruvian Asian” dishes such as arroz chaufa (fried rice with a choice of protein) and chi jau kay, which presents chicken, steak, or tofu in a soy-orange reduction. Pisco sours are on hand to wash it all down, all served up in an Amazonian forest environment, with dangling plant life and jungle green wallpaper. “El Secreto de Rosita is as easy on the tongue as the eyes, a hacienda full of good taste,” says Washington Post restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema. ‘Nuff said. See you there!

About the Host:

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Cristian Granada

Executive Chef

Hailing from Colombia, Chef Cristian Granada previously cooked at Michelin-Starred Xiquet (from Award-Winning Chef Danny Lledó). He now serves at Executive Chef at El Secreto.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated. For this event’s dietary restriction accommodation policy, see the Event FAQs below.

  1. Ceviche

    flounder, red onion, sweet potato, peruvian corn, cancha corn, leche de tigre

  2. Maitake Mushroom

    cremini, enoki, mushroom dashi, panka foam, baby arugula

  3. Ocopa de Scallops

    causa potato puree, garlic emulsion

  4. Lomo Saltado

    beef tenderloin with red onion, cherry tomato, fingerling potato, soy mix sauce

  5. Chocolate Mousse

    ecuadorian chocolate, crema cítrica, mixed berries, chocolate powder

El Secreto de Rosita

1624 U St NW

Washington, DC 20009

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.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
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 have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $90 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will not be able to accommodate those with raw fish restrictions (i.e., cannot offer simply the same course cooked) or soy restrictions. If you have other restrictions, 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.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.

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