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$60  + Tax/Tip
Mon, 5/9
7:00 PM
Columbia Heights

Makan

5-Course Modern Malaysian Tasting Event

Makan, in Malay, means “to eat,” which is exactly what Executive Chef/Owner James Wozniuk intends for you to do, with considerable delight, at his Columbia Heights restaurant. Makan opened in March 2020 at the height of the pandemic but managed to build up quite a following. Michelin awarded it a Bib Gourmand while Eater named it to its 2022 list of “38 Essential Restaurants Around D.C.” Chef Wozniuk has a history of working at iconic Washington D.C. restaurants, including Lyon Hall, Brabo, and Marcel’s, and has traveled to Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Laos, and Taiwan. Most recently, he served as the opening chef of Maketto (The Rammys 2016 Restaurant of the Year) and then became co-Chef de Cuisine at Spoken English at the Line Hotel (RAMW’s The Rammy’s Best New Restaurant 2019, Semi-Finalist for the James Beard Foundation 2019.) Makan is his first solo venture, and the Washington Post raved about the pineapple curry, pork vindaloo, green mango salad, and more. We can’t wait to visit Makan and hear all about Malaysian cuisine from Chef Wozniuk.

About the Host:

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James Wozniuk

Executive Chef/Owner

Hailing from Dallas, TX, and an alum of Georgian College Culinary School, Chef Wozniuk honed his craft at numerous iconic D.C. restaurants including Lyon Hall, Brabo, Marcel’s, Spoken English, and, most recently, Maketto, before striking out on his own at Makan in March 2020.


The Lineup


Each course will be served family-style with either 2 or 3 portions/plate depending on the number of guests you are bringing to the event (i.e. if you are attending with one guest, you will be served two portions/plate). Solo attendees will receive individually-plated courses.

  1. Kerabu Mangga

    green mango salad with dried shrimp, calamansi, sambal belacan, and laksa leaf

  2. Singkong Goreng

    fried yucca with scraped coconut and sambal ikan bilis

  3. Beef Rendang

    dry beef curry with coconut, lemongrass, nutmeg, lime leaf, and a trio of pickles

  4. Pajeri Nenas

    pineapple curry with kerisik, pandan, and crispy shallot

  5. Sago

    tapioca pudding with gula melaka and coconut pandan cream

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy


At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. As per this restaurant’s policy, as well as local guidelines, we will not be requiring proof of COVID vaccination from attendees to gain entry.

Makan

3400 11th St NW

Washington, DC 20010

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.
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.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
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.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, the restaurant will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with peanut or shellfish 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.
What COVID safety precautions will be taken at this event?
At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. As per this restaurant’s policy, as well as local guidelines, we will not be requiring proof of COVID vaccination from attendees to gain entry.

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