And after the movie, bring the pass to LIA’S for free dessert with the purchase of any entree, sandwich or pizza!
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Hot off the press, Chef Geoff Tracy of Chef Geoff’s and LIA’S is proud to announce his newest adventure Chef Geoff’s Tysons! Rumors have it, this is going to be his largest restaurant yet as they’ll be taking over the space formerly known as Colvin Run Tavern.
Just a couple of months ago, Chef Geoff and his wife, Norah O’Donnell gave birth to Grace and Henry’s sister, Riley… Since this is their fourth restaurant, should we be expecting a fourth baby?
Congratulations to Chef Geoff and his great team (at work… and at home!)
Who doesn’t want to win a huge bar tab to spend at the supermug capital of DC? Just fill it out and email over to Chef Geoff’s before St. Patrick’s Day!
This week the owner and creative mastermind behind Chef Geoff’s, Chef Geoff’s Downtown and Lia’s shares his favorite likes and dislikes in the day-to-day of owning three restaurants while still squeezing in time at home for six-month-old twins and wife, Norah O’Donnell.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget?
I love my vita prep. It’s a blender on steroids. It purees sauces, pestos, and soups to a really gorgeous consistency. Henry and Grace are almost six months old and I have been making their baby food with it. So far they have enjoyed purees of roasted sweet potato, gala apples, and baby peas.
What is the most overrated food/technique in restaurants today?
Kobe Beef burgers. You want a good burger…I’ll give you a good burger.
If you were to open a restaurant with a different type of cuisine than what you are cooking now, what would it be?
I’m a serial entrepreneur and love to dream up new restaurant ideas. One idea is a small wine bar featuring 100s of cheeses and charcuterie. Another is a big casual seafood restaurant focused on oysters and lobsters. A third is a bar/restaurant dedicated to the eternal greatness of beer and burgers with 25 types of burgers and 100s of different beers. I’d love to own a classic French brasserie, too.
What is your favorite local product or purveyor to work with?
I love fresh basil from my victory garden in Glover Park. I grow ten different kinds of basil plus sage, thyme, rosemary, lavender, oregano, chives, hot peppers, and tomatoes.
What is your biggest customer pet peeve?
People who claim to be personal friends of Chef George. Who? We love everyone else.
What do you drink/eat after work?
Usually I make pasta or bring home take out from one of the restaurants. Once a week Norah and I have sushi delivered from Sushi-Ko. Wine is my beverage of choice followed closely by bubbly mineral water.
What is your favorite thing to cook at home?
Blueberry pancakes, bacon, and maple syrup for my wife on Sunday mornings.
Click below for Chef Geoff’s recipe for Tortilla Soup!