El Mercat Bar de Tapas hosts community dinner for opening

Executive Chef George Rodgrigues. Photo credits: Rey Lopez LeadingDC

D.C. Based Chef George Rodrigues is opening his first solo restaurant “El Mercat Bar de Tapas” in Rockville Town Center. The eatery will also be hosting Friends and Family community dinner to celebrate their opening on Jan 21 and 22.

The restaurant hopes to represent “the essence of Spanish cultural diversity” with a selection of savory dishes that will take guests through a culinary journey. Its menu will feature shareable, seasonal, and house-made dishes.

Photo credits: Rey Lopez LeadingDC

Tickets for the opening are $75 per person and will include two glasses of sangria, two cold tapas, one meat tapas, one fish tapas, one seafood paella or meat paella, and one dessert with a celebratory glass of sparkling wine.

The restaurant is asking for guests to provide proof of vaccination or within 72 hours of a negative test. Tickets will be available for purchase soon. For more information, visit elmercatbardetapas.com.



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