Xiquet (chee-KETT) by international award-winning Chef Danny Lledó has been recognized with a MICHELIN Star and the Guide’s Sommelier of The Year Award for 2022. Now known as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Washington DC for its modern Spanish cuisine, Xiquet showcases the finest products from around the world served with warm, Mediterranean hospitality. The sought-after tasting menu showcases 22 compositions with innovative preparations of the traditional cuisine of Valencia, ignited by a wood-fire kitchen where Chef Danny creates dishes to order using the finest products sourced both locally and internationally. The flavors of Valencia reflect the region’s warm coastal climate, abundant agriculture, and plentiful fresh seafood. It is also the cradle of the famed Spanish rice dish, Paella.
A meal at Xiquet consists of a multi-course culinary experience that begins with tantalizing canapés and aperitivos at the Chef’s Counter on the first level, where you can settle in with a round of drinks while you peruse the Chef’s Menu (updated regularly to reflect the season and the freshest ingredients) at your leisure. From there, you are guided upstairs to our airy top-floor dining room, delighting in the excitement and aromas as you pass by Chef Danny’s entirely wood-fire kitchen enclosed in glass. Dinner is a chef-driven experience, often featuring rare jewels like the Red Prawn of Dénia on the menu and an extensive yet focused wine list that earned MICHELIN’s Sommelier of The Year Award in 2022. The experience concludes in our elegant mezzanine lounge with after-dinner drinks and special treats. Whether you are looking for new restaurant adventures, romantic restaurants in DC, or seek to create a memorable family dinner, we look forward to welcoming you to our home at Xiquet.
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