ZEN MASTER IN WASHINGTON DC
What’s a boy from Ames, Iowa, doing serving up ‘all-night-braised honeycomb tripe with baby fennel and stinging nettles’ at the smartest new restaurant in the nation’s capital? Here’s what. Last year, Mandarin Oriental pulled off a remarkable coup. They snagged chef Eric Ziebold from the French Laundry in Napa, where he had been cooking for eight years, and installed him in their signature restaurant, CityZen, at Mandarin Oriental in Washington D.C.