This post is actually way overdue but better late than never. A few months ago we were sitting having dinner at the Harvest Vine and started a conversation with a guy sitting next to us, he informed us that the owner Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez will no longer oversee the restaurant and that in his opinion it is one of those last great meals we will have there. He said that a Spanish restaurant without the Spanish chef who made it what it is today cannot last. We listened and thought he had a point, though we had 100% confidence in the kitchen crew there was a sad element to this conversation because in every restaurant there is someone who creates the concepts and guides the rest of the kitchen and wait staff, whether its the head chef or the ex-chef turned owner. Unfortunately our random conversation came to fruition, we came to the Harvest Vine a few weeks later and did not recognize a single face in the kitchen; they all left. The question is where did they go???
Marjorie is the answer!
The very talented, awesome crew left to join Donna Moodie and open the new Marjorie on Capitol Hill; and we were very happy to find the familiar faces and great food in a happy, hip and cozy environment, always busy and for all the right reasons. The concept is one of my favorites, small plates of mainly local and seasonal ingredients with various influences including those of Spain; the service is friendly and the wine list is fun. So… now it is our new “go to” place when we are in the mood for fun, delicious and diverse food, especially late in the evening. Please go and enjoy!
Its really really really great!