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Small Bites: Dinner with D.C. Chef and Author at Terrain Café in Bethesda

Plus: Celebrating National Burger Month; Modern Market offers teacher, nurse discounts

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Chef Edward Lee

Via Terrain Cafe

Dinner with D.C. Chef and Author at Terrain Café in Bethesda

Chef Edward Lee will be hosting a four-course dinner inspired by his cookbook, “Buttermilk Graffiti,” at the Bethesda Row restaurant on May 9.

With the help of Terrain Café Chef Kevin Ettenson, Lee will create selections from his 2019 James Beard Award-winning cookbook, including mango fries, chicken with coconut rice and green tea beignets.

Reservations are $85 a person, and include a cocktail, dinner and a signed copy of the cookbook.

“I love the aesthetics of Terrain, it immediately takes your mind to place that is both comforting and innovative,” Lee said in a statement. “I try to do the same with my food so I’m really excited to visit the location that’s right in my own backyard. This collaboration will allow me to share the stories and recipes from my new book with the Bethesda community.”

Lee has a residence in Washington, D.C., and is the culinary director of Succotash at the National Harbor and Penn Quarter in the District.

The Olney Tavern closes Monday

The bar and grill announced the closing via Facebook on April 29.

It had been at 18200 Georgia Ave. since 2005.

“After over a decade and a half of memories, an era comes to an end this weekend,” the social media post read. “The Olney Tavern has been pleased to have been a part of so many lives and special moments, and we want to thank you all for holding a place in your hearts (and bellies) for us!”

General manager Jose Vasquez told Montgomery Community Media the restaurant’s lease was up and he “wasn’t interested in renewal.”

The closing was first reported by The MoCo Show.

Teacher and nurse promotion at Modern Market Eatery

Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week will be celebrated around the country starting on Monday, and Modern Market is offering members of each field a 20% discount at its restaurants.

Customers can show either their teacher or nurse identification at any participating Modern Market location from May 6-12 for the discount.

There are Modern Market restaurants in Bethesda and Rockville.

Morton’s celebrates National Burger Month

The steakhouse is offering the Gorgonzola-Bacon Burger for the nationwide holiday, along with matchstick fries, for $25.

The burger is piled with gorgonzola, thick-cut bacon, red onion marmalade and lettuce on a Brioche bun with roasted garlic aioli. Morton’s suggests pairing the meal with an $11 Earthquake Zinfandel from Michael David Winery.

Morton’s has one location in the county at 7400 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda.

Charlie Wright can be reached at charlie.wright@bethesdamagazine.com