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Third Annual Viva Abejas at dLeña

March 26 - April 22

Celebrate the importance of bees & Earth with special menu offerings from March 26 to April 22

dLeña by Chef Richard Sandoval (476 K Street NW, Suite D) is thrilled to announce the return of its annual Viva Abejas campaign this spring. From Tuesday, March 26 until Monday, April 22 (Earth Day), guests are invited to indulge in bee-centric dishes and drinks at the modern Mexican concept in Mount Vernon Triangle.
One in every three bites of food depends on bees for pollination. Similar to previous years, Chef Richard Sandoval aims to celebrate this integral part of the food cycle with a 360 degree approach to food, signature activations, cultural education, philanthropy, and more. “Amplifying the significance of bees to our food cycle continues to be center plate for our Viva Abejas program,” said Chef Sandoval. In addition, Richard Sandoval Hospitality is aiming to educate 60,000 students this year by deploying their own teams to work hand-in-hand with Title 1 schools around the country. Their custom designed in-classroom lesson plan was developed with educators and curriculum experts at Slow Food USA to best tailor the message of Viva Abejas to the earliest of learners.

Chef Sandoval has crafted specialized food and beverage offerings focused on bees, utilizing sustainably obtained honey, pollen, and other bee-derived ingredients. dLeña’s bee-centric specials include Duck Confit Tacos ($21) with agave honey, cilantro, romesco sauce and pickled vegetables on blue corn tortillas, the Margarita Royale ($18) with tequila blanco, honey, passion fruit cordial, lime, bee pollen and an edible flower, plus the Golden Mezcal OId Fashioned ($20) with mezcal, nixta, honey, aztec, chocolate bitters, orange bitters and chocolate. Finish off a delicious meal with a slice of Honey Vanilla Cheesecake ($12), made with macerated citrus, honeycomb, mint, mixed berries, flambéed grand marnier, and topped with honeycomb. Guests ordering any Viva Abejas food or beverage special will receive wildflower seed packets to plant flowers at home, directly aiding the bees.


March 26
April 22


476 K Street NW, Suite D
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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