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Rural Society is a contemporary Argentine steakhouse from nationally renowned master of Latin cuisine Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by his travels to South America, Rural Society is at once rustic and luxurious, bringing the energy and sophistication of Buenos Aires to Washington. Our menu and primarily South American wine list, combined with our warm hospitality and welcoming décor, transport you far from the bustle of the District to the sweeping cattle ranches and grill-fired kitchens of Argentina.

About the Chef

Since opening his first restaurant less than a decade ago, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as an enormous talent and one of the nation’s most gifted chefs and restaurateurs. Today, he is the owner and operator of more than a dozen wildly successful restaurants, plus a thriving catering division, in seven cities. He is a 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” award and one of only a few chefs in the country to hold the coveted title of Iron Chef, appearing regularly on Food Network’s hit series Iron Chef America. Chef Garces is also the author of two cookbooks, The Latin Road Home (Lake Isle Press, October 2012), a culinary and cultural tour of Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Peru, and his stunning first cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, Fall 2008).

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IRON CHEF JOSE GARCES AND LOEWS HOTELS & RESORTS DEBUT RURAL SOCIETY AT THE LOEWS MADISON HOTEL

WASHINGTON, DC
This summer, award-winning chef Jose Garces will debut Rural Society, an Argentine steakhouse at the Loews Madison Hotel. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Loews Madison Hotel will be home to Chef Garces’ first restaurant in Washington, DC.

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