Colada Shop Founders to Open New Bar and Cafe in Union Market District’s La Cosecha Latin Market  - Food & Beverage Magazine

Colada Shop Founders to Open New Bar and Cafe in Union Market District’s La Cosecha Latin Market 

La Cosecha​, EDENS’ upcoming contemporary Latin market in the Union Market  District, is thrilled to welcome three more culinary partners ahead of its grand opening this fall.     Local culinary star and entrepreneur ​Daniella Senior​, known for her uber-popular ​Colada Shop​, and her partner,  renowned mixologist Juan Coronado, are among the second wave of partners being revealed as new additions to  the La Cosecha landscape.     The highly anticipated Latin market will soft open this summer at 1270 4​th​ Street NE, followed by a grand opening  this fall featuring over a dozen businesses housed within more than 20,000 square feet of culinary, retail,  entertainment and community space. The newly announced partners set to join the roster at the market are:

● Serenata + Zumo: ​Colada Shop visionary Daniella Senior brings a dynamic dual concept to La Cosecha in  the form of Serenata and Zumo, designed to highlight the rich flavors of Latin America. By day, Zumo will  serve the freshest juices and delicious, picture-perfect toasts. When evening falls, Serenata’s selection of  exquisite, elevated cocktails and snacks will come via a full-service Latino culinary experience featuring  preeminent drinks sourced and inspired by the many countries that make up the fabric of the rich Latin  American heritage.

● La Casita: ​Chef Iris Veronica Jimenez and her family have been local mainstays for more than 30 years,  starting out in 1984 with a market in Adams Morgan and building up to their present collection of beloved  Salvadoran restaurants scattered throughout the D.C. metro area. Their upcoming La Casita outpost at La  Cosecha will be a fast casual take on the traditional pupuseria, featuring elevated street food reminiscent of  the fare available at a traditional large open market. The new La Casita’s cuisine is full of flavor, using the  fresh, simple ingredients found at those same markets: corn, beans, rice, cheese and peppers.

● Café Unido: ​With eight cafes scattered throughout Panama, Café Unido brings its ethos of responsible  sourcing and focus on both community and environment to D.C., launching its first stateside coffee shop at  La Cosecha. Founders Benito Bermudez and Mario Castrellon, along with their experienced team of  baristas and roasters, use beans from the best farms in Panama, including Panama Geisha — the highest  priced coffee variety in the world — and other specialty Panamanian beans. Corporate responsibility is in the  DNA of Café Unido and as such, they dedicate a percentage of sales to social and environmental projects  in coffee-growing areas of Panama in an effort to create shared value between customers and local  suppliers.     This quartet of exciting new culinary experiences joins half a dozen existing partners, which were announced earlier  this spring:

● El Cielo: ​Internationally renowned chef Juan Manuel Barrientos will bring the second U.S. outpost of his  luxury restaurants to D.C., following the first in Miami, and offering his innovative take on cuisine from his  native Colombia.

● Ali Pacha: ​Bolivia native Chef Sebastian Quiroga is behind the plant-based fine dining experience at Ali  Pacha (meaning ‘the plant universe’ in the Aymara language), which was named one of the five most  exciting Latin American restaurants to watch in 2019.

● Amparo: ​Mexico-born, longtime D.C. local Christian Irabién — who discovered his love of fine dining while  cooking with Chef José Andrés and Chef Cathal Armstrong — brings a modern-day take on Mexican cuisine  alongside a mezcal-heavy beverage program to the market.

● Grand Cata: ​Owners and co-founders, Puerto Rico-born Pedro J. Rodriguez and Chile native Julio Robledo,  bring their new grocery-wine bar concept to La Cosecha featuring a curated selection of classic and  sustainable natural wines from Latin America as well as artisanal gastronomic products from the region.

● NOVA BOSSA: ​Brazil native Carolina Furukrona’s luxury lifestyle destination promotes artisanal, largely  female-run brands from the Latin world across art and home décor, ​ b ain c o u t u r e
​ , fashion accessories,  handbags, jewelry and ready-to-wear.

● Peruvian Brothers: ​Sibling duo Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone will open their first brick-and-mortar location,  bringing their locally beloved Peruvian-style sandwiches, empanadas, desserts and hot sauces to the  market.
Meaning “the harvest” in Spanish, La Cosecha is an elevated, high-design market that will serve as a gathering spot  for celebrating contemporary expressions of Latin culture through food, art, music, fashion, film, sport, travel and  dance. The La Cosecha community will be comprised of artisans, businesses and entrepreneurs delivering authentic  foods, flavors and craftsmanship to the nation’s capital.     For more information, visit​ www.lacosechadc.com​ and follow @lacosechadc on​ ​Instagram​ and​ ​Twitter​.

ABOUT LA COSECHA  La Cosecha is a contemporary marketplace celebrating centuries of Latin American heritage. As a culinary embassy,  La Cosecha is designed for community and conversation with a philanthropic mission to foster business education  throughout Latin America. Seasonal experiences are curated in partnership with Latin American embassies, eclectic  tastemakers and artistic contributors. The harvest, la cosecha, is the natural time of joyfully reaping what has been  cultivated by a dynamic community. ¡Celebremos!

ABOUT EDENS  EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally-leading portfolio of 125+ retail places.  Our purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. EDENS has 250 employees across offices in key  markets including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, Columbia, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston and Denver. For  additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit​ www.edens.com​.

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