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Chef’s Table Featuring Magpie and the Tiger’s Roren Choi & Caleb Jang: Luxury Korean BBQ

Friday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


A Chef’s Table is typically located in the kitchen of a restaurant and allows Chefs to show off their culinary skills and prepare dinner for a small group in an intimate setting. Magpie and the Tiger Chefs Caleb Jang and Roren Choi bring their magic to Hill Center’s kitchen for a night of KBBQ. Enjoy top quality meats and cuts like A5 Wagyu Ribeye from Miyazaki, Japan, local heritage pork chops from Autumn Olive Farms, alongside small batch banchan (Korean side dishes), other appetizers, and dessert from the Magpie and the Tiger team. Come enjoy a Korean family style meal with your neighbors and friends.

Magpie and the Tiger, the beloved Petworth, DC eatery, opened in January 2022. Touting creative food, it garnered immediate success and stellar reviews. Read The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema’s review here.

The name references Korea’s national bird, a symbol of good fortune and the belief, stemming from folklore, of the tiger’s protective character.

Jang and Choi, second generation Korean-Americans, explore their heritage while weaving in their relationships with food here at home.

Magpie and the Tiger closed its brick-and-mortar location, leaving its legion of fans clamoring for more, so Jang and Choi have pivoted, and have numerous ambitious plans for their new brand – including Hill Center dinners.

Roren Choi began her professional cooking career slinging ramen at Momofuku DC. After a year of working there, she moved on to become a cook at Tail Up Goat, where she moved her way up quickly to become sous chef of this Michelin-starred kitchen. She eventually left and helped open their sister restaurant Reveler’s Hour as the pasta, bread, and butchery chef.

Caleb Jang spent time as the sous chef of DC’s late restaurant darling, Himitsu. Craving a desire to expand his skill set, Caleb then moved on to become one of the pastry chefs at Seylou Bakery – inching closer every day to become better at making their famed whole grain croissants. From there, Caleb opened Magpie and the Tiger as the executive chef and co-owner/operator and enjoyed many successes and rave reviews.

Complimentary wine and beer are included in the ticket price.

Tickets will sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate!

(Photo Credit: Rebecca Hattery-Khan)


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Chef’s Table Featuring Magpie and the Tiger’s Roren Choi & Caleb Jang: Luxury Korean BBQ (06-07-24)
$ 150.00
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Friday, June 7
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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