WD-50 Alums Plan Pop-Up Meals at Darnell’s in Washington, DC

wd50-Robert Polidori
wd50-Robert Polidori

Basil and Wolffe will host a series of pop-up dinners at Darnell's, as a prelude to a restaurant in the D.C. area, details to be announced. (Pictured: WD-50)

Basil, formerly the sous chef at WD-50, and Wolff, a line chef for the restaurant until he left in 2010, have teamed up once again in Washington, D.C. to host a series of pop-up dinners for Feb. 18 and 19 at Darnell's Bar. Tickets are $125 and the menu includes razor clams, stone crab, and black tea ice cream. [related]

Basil, who was raised in the D.C. area, worked previously as a menu consultant for Torrisi in New York and McCrady's in Charleston, before returning to D.C.

After his time at WD-50, Wolffe moved to London to work at Viajante, and was eventually appointed sous chef. Wolffe moved back to the States in September 2013 to pursue the pop-up project, Zero Degrees Zero Minutes

The six-course meal will include wine pairings and other treats. Eater reports that the project is a prelude to an eventual restaurant, to be opened somewhere in the D.C. area. See the the sample menu.

Related Stories
5 Bites of Washington, D.C.5 Tastes of Washington, D.C.9 Best BBQ Joints in Washington, D.C.2 Days to Dine in Washington, D.C.8 Best Food Trucks in Washington, D.C.

At the time of reporting, tickets for the Feb. 19 dinner are already sold out!