Chef Five Bites: Cliff Wharton

TenPenh chef de cuisine Cliff Wharton, who was born in the Philippines, first met up with chef Jeff Tunks in San Diego at the Loew's Coronado Bay. From there, he accompanied Tunks to the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans as his sous chef, and finally, they headed to DC to open DC Coast in 1998. Wharton was tapped to head TenPenh's kitchen when it opened in 2000. Here are his Five Bites:

1. Shrimp won ton dumpling soup at Full Kee

2. Double dip wings at Old Ebbitt Grill

3. Super grilled cheese at Stoney's

4. Half smoke at Ben's Chili Bowl

5. Pho at Pho 75

Previous Chef Five Bites: Cathal Armstrong, Dani Arana, David Guas, Josh Short, Michel Richard, Haidar Karoum, Ryan Morgan, Shannon Overmiller, Anthony Chittum, Jonathan Krinn & Jon Mathieson, Victor Albisu, Vatche Benguian, John Snedden, Nicholas Stefanelli, Travis Olson, Brian Robinson


Sylvie said…
The only thing I haven't tried on this list are the Double Dip Wings. That will be happening soon.

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