Chefs and Restaurants

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Kevin Tien’s 50-seat Moon Rabbit at the InterContinental Washington D.C. was an immensely personal project, showcasing, according to the 36-year-old chef, “recipes and dishes I grew up with, and time-honored, Southeast Asian cooking traditions passed on from grandmother to mother, to son.” Opened in fall 2020, he said at the time, the Vietnamese restaurant felt, “like a ‘full-circle’ experience for me.” 

Less than three years...