Did this menu end at the end of January?
Nope! It's still happening: http://www.washingto...s-here-to-stay/
A bunch of coincidences conspired to leave my wife and me suddenly free on a Friday night and they had seats available at 8:45 so we went to check out the new tasting menu and WOW! It's fantastic. If you're the type of person who reads this site, you're the type of person who needs to try this meal!
Our meal was very similar if not identical to Dark Star's (post #770) right down to the fact that we didn't try any of the four dipping sauces, because there was so much flavor already happening that there was no need for anything else. It felt like Little Serow collided with Bangkok Golden and a wonderful hybrid was created. So many bright flavors mixing with the heat from the various peppers and spices made this meal unlike anything I've ever had. And it was a large meal too! We couldn't finish off all of dishes in the main course.
A couple things that I remember that weren't mentioned in Dark Star's review: a lentil dish that could have been some type of meat porridge. I have no strong feelings about lentils either way, but these were fantastic. I could have them at every meal (or at least a couple times a week!). We also got two bowls of kimchi. One was a more standard cabbage version, but the other was "just" chunks of pickled radish that were the perfect counter to some of the spice from the main dishes. Again, I'm no fan of radishes, but these were great.
The sommelier helped us pick out a wonderful wine to take some of the heat away. It was from Alsace and it had a tiny bit of sweetness. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name, and they don't have their wine list on line, and the name wasn't printed on the receipt. The grape was something "weird" (I.E. not Chardonnay!), but it was one of the cheaper ones on the list at $50 and it was perfect for the food. When does someone ever steer you to the cheapest wines on the list?!?!?! Loved it!
My only complaint is that they don't have a printed menu and description of the dishes anywhere. Thanks to Dark Star for his great effort above!
One other note: There was a couple sitting next to us who were ahead of us by a half hour or so. They both got these huge steaks, that I'm sure were great, but who goes to Eve for friggin' steaks?!!??! Anyhow, when they saw our table covered in all these small plates with the sauces and "salads" (lentils, kimci, etc) they asked the waitress what the heck was going on at our table! There's only a very small note on the menu about the Asian Tasting Menu, so I'm sure a lot of people miss it, but our server said about 30% of the people ordered it that night.
One final note, the price is up to $65 from $60 in Dark Star's post. Still a great deal for the quantity, quality and uniqueness of the meal.