Chef Five Bites: Travis Olson

Travis Olson, pastry chef at 1789, was born in Arlington and attended L'Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda. He worked with pastry chef David Guas at DC Coast before joining the Clyde's Restaurant Group in June 2002. Olson joined 1789 last July and this year was nominated for a Rammy award as pastry chef of the year. Here he shares the spots where he likes to eat in his Arlington neighborhood.

1. Tongue taco at El Charito Caminante

2. Crispy honey roasted duck with basil at Thai Square

3. Saltenas at Pike Pizza Restaurant

4. Chapal kabob at Ravi Kabob

5. Grilled shrimp paste on sugarcane at Nam Viet

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


Anonymous said…
Oooh. Yes plz on the grilled shrimp paste sugar cane.
Anonymous said…
Local boy makes good! Love it.

Also- good choices on the bites.

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