Chef Cathal Armstrong is crossing the river. The Northern Virginia chef has plans to open his first D.C. restaurant in the Wharf development in Southwest -- but fans will have to wait a while, as it's not expected to open until 2018.
By the time it opens, D.C. will have several other Filipino restaurants to choose from: The opening of the Purple Patch in Mount Pleasant is imminent, and Bad Saint in Columbia Heights is forthcoming.
So how did this Irish-born chef become so interested in Filipino food? His wife, Meshelle, is of Filipino descent. It's also what he eats when he's off the clock: "When I go out to eat, my first choice is always going to be Asian," Armstrong told The Post's Becky Krystal last week.
For now, you can try Armstrong's tasting menu nightly at Restaurant Eve for $65, with an optional $40 beverage pairing.