La Cosecha is coming soon. The fantastically anticipated Latin American food hall close to Union Market (whose name interprets to “The Harvest” in English) is tenderly commencing this summer time, with a few spots set to begin operating in July and August, and a grand opening slated for September.
The sprawling Latin American market has been in the works for three years now. Philadelphia-based total celebrity chef Jose Garces became originally tapped to helm the mission, but he pulled out after filing for bankruptcy amid several lawsuits. Now, the undertaking is being run by developer Edens, which is constructing the food corridor and a connected massive apartment complicated. So some distance, there are nine food stalls confirmed to be becoming a member of the marketplace.
A number of providers had been introduced at the begin of this year, but several extra partners have been added extra currently.
It’s nonetheless now not clear which of those vendors can be establishing up this summer season and on the way to preserve off till September, a spokesperson for Edens tells DCist. But we’re already hungry.
Here’s a comprehensive rundown of all the locations you can anticipate to pick out from once the meals corridor is fully up and going for walks.
Serenata+Zumo: One of the three most up-to-date partners to signal onto La Cosecha, Serenata+Zumo comes from Daniella Senior of Colada Shop. During the day, this stall will serve fresh juice and toasts. In the night, they’ll switch menus and serve cocktails and snacks. The restaurant isn’t tied to at least one unique united states cuisine, instead of serving foods and drinks “sourced and stimulated with the aid of the many countries that make up the fabric of the rich Latin American heritage,” in line with Edens.
Café Unido: Panamanian espresso roaster Café Unido will also be a part of the venture, and it will likely be the chain’s first location in the United States. They will provide Panama Geisha espresso, one of the most coveted and high priced beans inside the global. According to Eater, Café Unido could have counters within the marketplace, one in every of a good way to be a brew bar.
La Casita: Rounding out the three most modern companions at La Cosecha is La Casita, a quick informal pupusería from Chef Iris Veronica Jimenez and her family, who have a bevy of Salvadoran eating places for the duration of the D.C. Location. Jimenez and her circle of relatives were working markets and eating places in D.C. For the reason that 1984, Edens says. The pupusería will cognizance on road food, much like what one might find at an outside marketplace in El Salvador.
Cielo: From Colombian chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, ElCielo at La Cosecha will be the eating place’s 2d U.S. Outpost (the first is in Miami). The chef is famous for developing avant-garde dishes based on traditional Colombian cuisine. There are also ElCielo locations in Latin America, one in Bogotá and the other in Medellín.
Amparo: If you made a stop at Christian Irabién’s Amparo Fondita pop up remaining yr, then you recognize this one. The black beans are to die for. “It’s this concept that you may take a very well great product, and deal with it with care and method,” no matter how easy the factor may be, Irabién instructed DCist final August. “It’s the middle of any notable cuisine.” The restaurant is called for Irabién’s mom, Amparo. A native of Chihuahua, Mexico, Irabién is also the senior sous chef at Oyamel, José Andres’s Mexican restaurant in D.C.
Ali Pacha: The call translates to “The Plant Universe” in Aymara, an indigenous Andean language. And true to its name, the menu at Ali Pacha might be all plant-primarily based. Chef Sebastian Quiroga of Bolivia is heading this challenge, and it’ll probably resemble the nice dining eating place he’s already were given moving into La Paz, Bolivia. The eating place was named one of the 50 most interesting Latin American restaurants to look at in 2019.
NOVA BOSSA: Twist: this one isn’t a meals stall. NOVA BOSSA will sell art, domestic decor, add-ons, handbags, and clothing. It’s from Brazilian entrepreneur Carolina Furukrona. You can examine greater about the emblem right here.
Peruvian Brothers: You may additionally have tasted this food truck before. Siblings Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone are beginning up their first brick and mortar area at La Cosecha after years of operating a meals truck and catering commercial enterprise. The menu consists of a bevy of Peruvian sandwiches, empanadas, and platters, providing a distinct main protein (fish, pork, chorizo, beef loin).
Grand Cata: Also no longer technically a food stall or restaurant, Grand Cata can be a grocery wine-bar from Pedro J. Rodriguez and Julio Robledo (of Puerto Rico and Chile, respectively). As properly as wines, the grocery will offer “artisanal gastronomic products from the location,” according to Edens.