London-based hospitality operator Lore Group enlisted TAA PR to be the agency on record for F&B at Riggs Washington DC. In February 2020, the hotel opened its doors and debuted the hotly anticipated Cafe Riggs and Silver Lyan.
On the ground floor adjacent to the lobby is Café Riggs, a modern all-occasion restaurant and café inspired by the grand brasseries of Europe. Café Riggs embraces an all-day dining sensibility with menus carefully designed to accommodate breakfast, lunch, mid-day and dinner guests. Chef Patrick Curran, previously of David Chang’s Momofuku D.C., reimagines familiar and comforting dishes through a modern lens, with a specific focus on utilizing sustainable products.
Riggs’ lower level is home to Silver Lyan, a subterranean cocktail bar by internationally-acclaimed bartender and Lore Group’s Global Bar Innovator Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan). In signature Lyan fashion, the concept reimagines the traditional hotel bar, delivering something wildly new and disruptive to the current D.C. landscape – a groundbreaking cocktail bar that blends classical and kitsch styles. The brand’s very first U.S. venture, Silver Lyan focuses on the history of cultural exchange in America, bringing an elevated irreverence to the grand space to pay tribute to the past, present and future of the storied building.