The corner crowd-pleaser has become a go-to destination for foodies, Francophiles, and DC heavy hitters, such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and Secretary Kerry, making it one of the most desirable reservations in town. “We thought business would taper off six to eight weeks after we opened,” admits Washington (GM), “but that hasn’t happened.”
When the BF got the job offer to move to DC and be a part of opening a new restaurant, we jumped at the opportunity. There was something in my heart that knew this would be the right move for us. Almost everyone I knew questioned the risk we were taking.
"You’re going to quit your jobs and move across country for a new restaurant?"
"What if it fails shortly after it opens?"
They were valid questions. But I didn’t doubt our decision at all. It just felt right.
And here we are over a year later and incredibly happy with our decision.
Bottomless boozy brunch with
@npattanshetti @nevitale the best way to spend a Sunday.
Mise en place with @chefbunkers Tonight I get to be his sous chef. 😍 (at home sweet home)
When a DC “Best Burgers” list excludes Le Diplomate
Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.
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Last night I got to see Chef with my chef.
You guys! This movie was so cute and heartwarming. I highly recommend going and seeing (or definitely watching it when it hits Netflix). Jon Favreau did an incredible job writing, acting, and directing. The BF was impressed with the knowledge and skills he had for food.
“I get to touch peoples’ lives with what I do, and it keeps me going.”