This article is most of where I got most of my info.
I'm conflicted about it; it sounds exciting because of the talent, and the stated goal of having a "location that makes you feel part of the city, not apart from it" seems like a great way to improve the perception that DC isn't a good place to dine. On the other hand, lots of the description throws up red flags for me.
"The chef wants you to “feel the heat, see the action and feel what’s going on” while the cooks prepare your meal." - could be hokey, could be masturbatory, could be cool?
$150 for 24 courses - seems a bit gimmicky. I mean, I've definitely dropped that much money or more on meals before, but not for that many courses. It just seems silly to split that up in such tiny pieces. Maybe I'm crazy?
Basically, this could either end up really douchey or it could end up as a great place to go for a fantastic meal. Anyone else have thoughts or other info?