When Chez Billy closed abruptly over the summer, the question was what's next for this historic location.
Looks like we'll get a chance to find out. The new Ten Tiger Parlour (3815 Georgia Avenue NW) is doing an invite-only soft opening on Friday, December 9th.
Described as a "Victorian Era / Asian-styled neighborhood bar that serves dim sum, dumplings and small salads," the new restaurant's menu will be crafted by Chef Tim Ma. According to a recent article by the Washington Post:
With dishes ranging from about $6 to $14, the opening menu will focus on Chinese and Southeast Asian fare then expand into a more pan-Asian approach, Ma said. Expect such dishes as bao, satay, dumplings and rice and noodle bowls, ordered dim-sum-style off a checklist. The idea is for diners to have a drink and a few shareable plates, the chef said.
By day, Ten Tigers will operate as a coffee and tea house, with pastries and baked goods spearheaded by Ma's pastry chef, Mollie Bird.
I'll let you know how it looks!