O.G. - the Chef Tasting Menu
Try our new tasting menu, O.G., that we have created to honor and pay respect to the Chefs from Washington, DC who started our city's culinary journey. Their talent and hard work have elevated our city, and it is with the deepest humility that we replicate their dishes at Masseria. This new menu will be available as an option through the end of May.
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About the Chefs
Roberto Donna - Born in the Piedmont Region of Italy, Roberto Donna's fervent mission is the promotion of authentic Italian cuisine. As a James Beard Award winning Chef and Restaurateur in Washington, DC, Donna is committed to introducing others to the real flavors of Italy, which he provides in his seven restaurants.
Francois Dionot - A native of Reims, France, Chef Dionot was educated at L’Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe Suisse de Hoteliers in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in hotel and restaurant service, management and all phases of food preparation. Chef Dionot then worked in several highly acclaimed kitchens in Switzerland, France, Washington, DC and New York. He remained an integral part of L'Academie de Cuisine until 2017.
Yannick Cam - In 1978, Chef Cam accepted an offer to become Executive Chef at Le Pavillon in Washington, D.C. Over the next 12 years, he elevated the restaurant to one of the best restaurants in the Washington area and the United States, earning the Wine Spectator’s 1985 Grand Award.
Michel Richard - Richard, who was born in Brittany, France, had a rare mastery—and passion for—both the savory and sweet sides of the kitchen. He got his professional start at age 14 in a patisserie in Champagne, then worked his way up the ranks at Gaston Lenotre’s famed pastry shop in Paris. He moved to New York City in 1974 to open a place with Lenotre, then headed to Los Angeles to open a restaurant of his own, called Michel Richard. Restaurants Citrus, also in LA, and Citronelle, in Santa Barbara, followed. In 1993, he brought Citronelle to Washington and made DC his home.
Jean-Louis Palladin - Mr. Palladin, a native of France, arrived in Washington on Aug. 10, 1979, when he opened a small restaurant in the basement of the Watergate Hotel. By the time he closed the doors, on June 15, 1996, his restaurant had become perhaps the most acclaimed establishment of its kind in the city.
Gérard Pangaud - Gérard Pangaud is the youngest 2-star Michelin chef ever and the first in America. He has created and operated top-rated restaurants in Paris, NYC and Washington DC, earning a steady stream of prestigious and highly sought-after awards along the way. He is masterful with ingredients, recipes, and regional specialties and brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the culinary arts to everything he prepares.
Nora Pouillon is an Austrian chef, restaurateur, and author. She is a pioneer and champion of organic, environmentally conscious cuisine. Born in Vienna, Austria, Nora came to the United States in the late 1960s. She was shocked to discover the processed, chemical-laden foods Americans were eating, which she realized contributed to their health problems. That’s when she embarked on her crusade to promote a healthier lifestyle. She was the owner of Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., famous for its status as America’s first certified organic restaurant.