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Bryan and Michael Voltaggio on the Flavors of the Chesapeake

Evening Program with Tasting

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1L0298

Chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio (Photo: Sammy Todd Dyess)

Known for their appearances on “Top Chef” and their restaurants in Maryland and California, chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio launched their third restaurant together in early 2019. They named it named Estuary in the spirit of the Chesapeake Bay, where the Maryland-born brothers draw their inspiration and ingredients.

Sourcing ingredients from up and down the Chesapeake, Estuary at the Conrad DC in City Center offers a reimagined approach to the distinct flavors that have traditionally been part of the watershed’s offerings. Join the Voltaggio brothers with the Washington Post’s Tim Carman as they discuss their journey from their hometown of Frederick, Maryland, to “Top Chef” fame; how they created the menu at Estuary; and what it’s like to cook with family.

Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of Volt and Family Meal, both located in Frederick. Michael Voltaggio is the chef and owner of Sack Sandwiches in Los Angeles, where he is based. In 2013 he was recognized as one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs and was the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef.”

Following the program, enjoy a small bite from the Voltaggio brothers’ restaurant Estuary.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)