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Thomas Cardarelli

Executive Chef


THOMAS CARDARELLI BRINGS OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO HIS POSITION AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT VERMILION, INCLUDING STINTS IN NYC AT JEAN GEORGES, THE MODERN AND AS EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF AT MICHAEL WHITE’S PRESTIGIOUS MAREA. DURING HIS TIME AT MAREA, THOMAS TRAVELLED TO MONACO TO STAGE AT ALAIN DUCASSE’S MICHELIN 3 STARRED LE LOUIS XV. MORE RECENTLY, THOMAS SERVED AS OPENING EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF AT VAUCLUSE, A NYC BRASSERIE, BEFORE TAKING THE HELM HERE AT VERMILION.

Greg Engert

Beer Director


AS THE BEER DIRECTOR FOR NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT GROUP, GREG ENGERT DRAWS ON HIS EXTENSIVE BEER KNOWLEDGE TO SOURCE BEERS FOR THE COMPANY’S 19 CONCEPTS INCLUDING BIRCH & BARLEY, CHURCHKEY, RED APRON & THE PARTISAN, IRON GATE, COLUMBIA FIREHOUSE, EVENING STAR AND RUSTICO AS WELL AS PLANET WINE AND MORE. TO CREATE UNPARALLELED SELECTIONS, ENGERT SOURCES FROM BOTH WIDELY AND LITTLE KNOWN BREWERIES AROUND THE GLOBE TO FIND THE BEST BEERS AVAILABLE. HE ALSO DRAWS ON HIS OWN FORMULA OF BEER “FLAVOR PROFILES” – CRISP, HOP, MALT, ROAST, SMOKE, AND FRUIT & SPICE – TO INFLUENCE ALL ASPECTS OF HIS WORK FROM MENUS AND FOOD PAIRINGS TO BEER CLASSES AND BREWERY DINNERS.

Nick Farrell

Spirits Manager


Iron Gate’s Spirits Manager, Nick Farrell, lent his talents to create a batch of complementary cocktails to Chef Thomas Cardarelli’s menu at Vermilion. Nick maintains his post at Iron Gate in the Dupont Circle of Washington, DC while simultaneously leading the charge on the cocktail program at its sister restaurant, Vermilion. Highlighting regionally-sourced ingredients, Farrell’s “Drinks Drawn from the Potomac” menu includes inventive and seasonal libations made with products from Virginia distilleries.
VERMILION
1120 KING STREET
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22314
703 684 9669 INFO@VERMILIONRESTAURANT

Thomas Cardarelli

Executive Chef


THOMAS CARDARELLI BRINGS OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO HIS POSITION AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AT VERMILION, INCLUDING STINTS IN NYC AT JEAN GEORGES, THE MODERN AND AS EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF AT MICHAEL WHITE’S PRESTIGIOUS MAREA. DURING HIS TIME AT MAREA, THOMAS TRAVELLED TO MONACO TO STAGE AT ALAIN DUCASSE’S MICHELIN 3 STARRED LE LOUIS XV. MORE RECENTLY, THOMAS SERVED AS OPENING EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF AT VAUCLUSE, A NYC BRASSERIE, BEFORE TAKING THE HELM HERE AT VERMILION. MORE

Greg Engert

Beer Director


AS THE BEER DIRECTOR FOR NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT GROUP, GREG ENGERT DRAWS ON HIS EXTENSIVE BEER KNOWLEDGE TO SOURCE BEERS FOR THE COMPANY’S 19 CONCEPTS INCLUDING BIRCH & BARLEY, CHURCHKEY, RED APRON & THE PARTISAN, IRON GATE, COLUMBIA FIREHOUSE, EVENING STAR AND RUSTICO AS WELL AS PLANET WINE AND MORE. TO CREATE UNPARALLELED SELECTIONS, ENGERT SOURCES FROM BOTH WIDELY AND LITTLE KNOWN BREWERIES AROUND THE GLOBE TO FIND THE BEST BEERS AVAILABLE. HE ALSO DRAWS ON HIS OWN FORMULA OF BEER “FLAVOR PROFILES” – CRISP, HOP, MALT, ROAST, SMOKE, AND FRUIT & SPICE – TO INFLUENCE ALL ASPECTS OF HIS WORK FROM MENUS AND FOOD PAIRINGS TO BEER CLASSES AND BREWERY DINNERS.MORE

Nick Farrell

Spirits Manager


Iron Gate’s Spirits Manager, Nick Farrell, lent his talents to create a batch of complementary cocktails to Chef Thomas Cardarelli’s menu at Vermilion. Nick maintains his post at Iron Gate in the Dupont Circle of Washington, DC while simultaneously leading the charge on the cocktail program at its sister restaurant, Vermilion. Highlighting regionally-sourced ingredients, Farrell’s “Drinks Drawn from the Potomac” menu includes inventive and seasonal libations made with products from Virginia distilleries. MORE