DC’s Immigrant Food opens museum restaurant on Planet Word

Renowned chef Enrique Limardo opens a third location for his “cause-seeking restaurant” Immigrant Food in the former historic Franklin School.

(Regards Elizabeth Sanjuan Photography / Immigrant Food +)

Immigrant Food, which describes itself as DC’s first “cause-seeking restaurant,” opens a new location inside the Planet Word Museum in the former historic Franklin School at 925 13th Street NW on October 7th. It’s called Immigrant Food +.

It will be the third location for acclaimed chef Enrique Limardo’s Immigrant Food, with a restaurant at Union Market and a location at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW called Immigrant Food by the White House.

Limardo’s other DC restaurants include the 14th Street Latin American restaurant Seven Reasons and the Mediterranean-inspired Imperfecto in DC’s West End. Esquire Magazine ranked Seven Reasons No. 1 on its 2019 list of the best new restaurants in America.

At Planet Word, Immigrant Food + will serve its immigrant-inspired fusion dishes for lunch and transition to a higher gastronomic experience for dinner. Immigrant Foods menu contains dishes inspired by immigrants from all over the world and combines them in different versions.

It will also have an immigrant-inspired cocktail list and a wine list highlighting new regions.

The museum’s restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 to 22

The Planet Word Museum, which opened in October last year following a privately funded $ 35 million renovation of Franklin School, is dedicated to language and describes itself as the world’s first voice-activated museum with immersive learning galleries.

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