Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Heights Bids Goodbye to Wabeck, Welcomes Cox

Popular DC Chef John Wabeck (at right) is stepping down from the executive chef post at New Heights, the upscale Woodley Park restaurant at which he’s been dishing up his unique spin on New American cooking for the past two years. Wabeck is moving on to become the sommelier/mixologist at the soon-to-open Tysons Corner-based Inox, the brainchild of former 2941 chefs Jonathan Krinn and Jon Mathieson.

Taking Wabeck’s place is Logan Cox, returning to DC after a stint in South Carolina at Woodlands Inn and Resort. Before his work down south, Cox worked under celebrated Chef Frank Ruta just one stop up the red line at Palena.

A dual goodbye/welcome party of sorts will be held at New Heights this Saturday, August 9th, during which attendees can enjoy a four course meal prepared jointly by the out- and incoming chefs. Wabeck will take the first and second courses, and Cox will dish up the hors d’ouvres and entrĂ©e. Derek Brown, former sommelier at Komi, will offer the cocktail/wine pairings for the meal, and will also feature several gins at New Heights’ bar to start the evening.

$85 includes food and wine/cocktail pairings. For reservations, call 202.234.4110.

New Heights Restaurant
2317 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC