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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Potomac, MD

There's no way around it: Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be both scary and disheartening for patients and their loved ones. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and eventual cognitive decline can seem like a grim prognosis. Unfortunately, the standard reductionist approach seeking to identify a single silver bullet cure doesn't account for the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease.

That's why treating Alzheimer's disease requires a multifaceted response from functional medicine. While there is no single drug that can cure Alzheimer's, protocols addressing the nuanced factors contributing to the disease can make a difference. That's where Proactive Wellness Centers and Bredesen protocol treatment in Potomac, MD comes into play.

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The Proactive Wellness Approach to Brain Health

At Proactive Wellness, we firmly believe that brain health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, despite the emergence of new research, there has been limited understanding of how to promote brain health effectively. This includes reducing the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's and stabilizing cognitive decline in patients with early symptoms. Dr. Lawson, an esteemed Bredesen Protocol practitioner and ReCode 2.0 Certified with 17 years of experience in functional medicine can identify and address the root cause of cognitive decline in you or your loved one.

Dr. Lawson's goal isn't to replace the role of family physicians. Rather, we collaborate with primary care physicians, internists, and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to care. We believe that every individual is unique from a physiological perspective, and therefore, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for men and women who have dementia.

Our programs have a strong emphasis on slowing down and reversing the aging process, preventing diseases, and treating chronically ill patients. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach:

  • We empower patients with the knowledge they need to manage their health and attain optimal well-being.
  • We prioritize disease prevention by conducting a thorough evaluation with the help of comprehensive diagnostics and the patient's health history form.
  • We collaborate with patients to implement a rejuvenation program that includes various science-based treatments, like our Brain Health Optimization Program (BHOP) for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's

One of the most popular and effective programs we offer includes Bredesen protocol treatment in Potomac MD. This revolutionary approach to dementia has provided hope and improved cognitive function for countless people in the US. But to understand the importance of the Bredesen protocol, it's important that you first understand dementia, Alzheimer's, and its effect on people across the world.

The Wide-Reaching Effects of

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

There are currently more than 5.8 million individuals in the United States who are living with Alzheimer's disease. It is predicted that the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease will more than double by 2050.

Dementia is a type of cognitive decline that affects mental abilities. There are many different causes and complex layers involved. Cognitive impairment is characterized by abnormal results on tests measuring memory, speech, critical thinking, and other cognitive abilities, but individuals with this diagnosis are still capable of performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Without proper treatment, Alzheimer's disease is likely to follow within a few years. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, and it is diagnosed through neuro-imaging and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

In the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer's was often worse than receiving a death sentence. It was dehumanizing and stripped individuals of their memories, thinking abilities, and independence. However, after three decades of research, we now have a greater understanding of this devastating illness and even solutions like Bredesen protocol treatment in Potomac, MD that can help patients deal with dementia.

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What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Potomac, MD

Dementia by the Numbers

It's important to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) around the world. According to the CDC, AD is present in 50% of patients in nursing homes and causes more than 110,000 deaths annually in the US. It was the 6th leading cause of death in 2015. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by AD, and recent data indicates that the problem is getting worse.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

While reading those statistics can be disheartening, there's reason to be hopeful. New therapies and treatments offered at Proactive Wellness - like Bredesen protocol treatment - can help patients deal with dementia and cognitive decline.

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The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Potomac, MD

The Bredesen Protocol is a highly personalized treatment program that aims to reverse cognitive decline and improve brain function in patients. Dr. Bredesen has designed the protocol to be adaptable and customizable, tailored to the specific symptoms and needs of each patient.

The program is centered around lifestyle changes, medication, and nutritional adjustments, all of which are tailored to address the unique symptoms and environmental factors that may be contributing to cognitive decline. This approach, referred to as ReCODE, helps patients to combat brain fog and prevent the onset of dementia.

It has also helped patients improve cognitive function significantly, reverse symptoms, and even return to work. The ReCODE program comprises lifestyle interventions, therapeutic diets, and targeted nutrients. Proactive Wellness Centers is thrilled to offer this promising treatment modality for Alzheimer's disease to benefit our patients.

It all starts with a baseline Bredesen evaluation at our wellness clinic in Potomac, MD.

Baseline Bredesen Evaluation from

Proactive Wellness Centers

At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have two ways to help patients who are in search of Bredesen protocol treatment in Potomac, MD. The first option is our Baseline Bredesen Evaluation, which is best suited for asymptomatic patients - that is, individuals who do not exhibit any significant cognitive decline beyond what is expected with age. Dr. Bredesen classifies such patients as "PreCode."

This evaluation serves as a starting point for PreCode patients, as well as those who are unsure of their cognitive status and potential risk factors. Our baseline evaluation includes the following:

The first step involves conducting a comprehensive set of baseline labs to evaluate your overall health, closely following the Bredesen protocol. This step goes beyond standard labs that you might have for a physical. It includes tests for magnesium, zinc, and selenium levels, B6, B12, and folate levels, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels.

It also includes

  • Pre-Diabetes Evaluation
  • Hormone Level Evaluation
  • Thyroid Level Evaluation
  • Specific Immune Marker Evaluation such as TH1, TH2, IL6, and TNF.

Our goal with this assessment is to establish a starting point and compare your cognitive function against what is typical for your age group. We have chosen to use the CNS Vital Signs cognitive assessment, which is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we will be conducting the standard MoCA test as part of the evaluation.

A DNA test is performed to identify the specific APOE genotype present in your DNA. APOE e4 has been shown to be associated with an increased chance of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs after a person is 65 years old.

This step covers your lab results and includes a detailed plan of action to address areas of improvement as identified in your baseline evaluation.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Potomac, MD

What are the Early Signs of

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

As we grow older, it can be difficult to distinguish between normal changes in our cognitive abilities and the initial signs of dementia. The issue with preventing chronic illnesses is that we often believe we are healthy as long as we don't experience any symptoms, but this is not entirely accurate. Symptoms are typically the last indicator of a disease, meaning it has already progressed by the time they appear.

While it's always best to catch diseases before you notice symptoms, taking proactive measures at the first sign of cognitive changes can greatly impact the aging of your brain and body. It's crucial to act immediately if you're experiencing the following symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment. That way, ,you have a better chance of preventing the development of Alzheimer's.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Potomac, MD

Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Potomac, MD may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms

Memory Issues

Memory Issues

You have a hard time remembering events that happened recently, such as appointments or important conversations with loved ones. You may also have trouble remembering important information.

Language Issues

Language Issues

You have trouble finding relevant words when you're talking with other people. You may also have problems following along with complex or complicated discussions.

Maintaining Concentration

Difficulty Maintaining Concentration and Attention

You have noticed a reduced ability to focus and stay honed in on most tasks. You may also not be able to multitask effectively, and it may be harder to keep your attention for long periods of time.

Decline in Executive Functions

Decline in Executive Functions

This symptom involves difficulty with skills like decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing. These difficulties are often most apparent in day-to-day activities.

Visuospatial Awareness

Problems with Visuospatial Awareness

You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.

Impaired Judgement

Impaired Judgement and Reasoning

This may include problems when making judgments or decisions. Examples may consist of difficulties making financial decisions, managing finances, making reasonable and appropriate social decisions, or thinking through risky situations.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Potomac, MD

By contrast, some of the most common signs of normal aging can include the following

Experiencing temporary lapses in memory, where recently learned details like names or scheduled events may slip from one's mind but can be remembered later on

  • You occasionally make mistakes, but nothing that stands out as significant or unusual.
  • You have to ask for help putting together or setting up electronic devices or equipment.
  • You sometimes forget what day it is but have the ability to remember the correct date later on.
  • Your vision is getting worse, which is caused by cataracts.
  • You experience shortness of breath or get tired more often when being active.
  • You feel unusual aches and pains, especially during poor weather.
  • You get confused sometimes but don't have an inability to make decisions or multitask.
  • You have a hard time keeping your body temp regulated.
  • You get angry or frustrated when tasks aren't completed in certain ways.

Your Trusted Choice for Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Potomac, MD

Maintaining a healthy brain is crucial for one's overall well-being, yet there remains a lack of knowledge when it comes to promoting brain health, reducing the likelihood of dementia, or managing symptoms for those exhibiting early warning signs.

That's why we're excited to offer patients the ReCODE program at Proactive Wellness Centers. Developed by Doctor Bredesen, this treatment has shown remarkable success in improving cognitive function and even reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program includes lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, and specialized nutrients, and we are eager to provide this promising treatment option to patients like you.

If you or a loved one are starting to show concerning signs of cognitive decline, contact our office today to learn more about Bredesen protocol therapy. It could be your first step toward reversing mental decline and enjoying life to its fullest.

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Where the ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Have Dined So Far This Season

Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Potomac debuted in early November, and apart from seeing the dramatics unfold when the ladies film together, Washingtonians have taken a particular interest into where the reality TV stars eat and meet for drinks. Aside from the chance of dining next to a RHOP cast member, it’s always fascinating to see if our palates match those of these...

Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Potomac debuted in early November, and apart from seeing the dramatics unfold when the ladies film together, Washingtonians have taken a particular interest into where the reality TV stars eat and meet for drinks. Aside from the chance of dining next to a RHOP cast member, it’s always fascinating to see if our palates match those of these pseudo-celebrities. Other Housewives across the Bravo franchise universe have earned reputations for making “carcass out” cocktails famous and pouring hot sauce on everything.

Read on to see where RHOP’s cast has dined so far in the latest season, along with what they ordered. This map will be updated throughout the season, so be sure to check back often to see the local establishments catching the attention of viewers nationwide.

The Real Housewives of Potomac airs new episodes on Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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After her sons received their First Communion, Wendy Osefo hosted a beautiful brunch reception with the cast and family members at Baltimore’s lakeside American restaurant and private events space Citron. Guests were asked to wear yellow, a color also spotted in floral centerpieces and free-flowing flutes of mimosas. The white table-clothed meal included shrimp, fruit, French toast, and Belgian waffles.

Candiace Dillard Bassett and Wendy Osefo headed up to Baltimore to enjoy daytime cocktails and entrees at Harbor East hotspot BLK Swan, a scene-y restaurant and lounge with resident DJs at night. Wendy’s friend Keiarna, who works at a nearby wellness spa, met up with the pair to talk shop. Seated to a backdrop of chandeliers and neon-lit signage spelling out “I came, I swan, I conquered,” Candiace ordered the “PWA” (Pretty With an Attitude) cocktail with pineapple-infused run, while Wendy for the agave-based Smoking Mirrors ($25). For food, they ordered chef Saon Brice’s popular pasta pomodoro featuring lump crab and Gulf shrimp and fire-roasted lamb chops.

Karen and Ray Huger, calling themselves “Mr. and Mrs. Pickle” for the day in the fourth episode, brought the whole cast together for a pickleball-bonding session at fast-growing fitness facility Dill Dinkers. The couple catered lunch from Maryland-born chain Mission BBQ and assembled pulled pork sandwiches and sides in heated aluminum trays. The post-pickleball table was also filled with jars of Vlasic pickles and bottles of (red) wine. While playing on the court, Robyn Dixon’s husband Juan accidentally ran into the fence, which sent Mission’s beans flying all over the floor.

In episode four, Dixon and Gizelle Bryant meet inside brick-framed Quincy’s Potomac Bar & Grill near its busy bar. Their no-frills dinner consisted of a double tequila reposado for Bryant and a spicy margarita for Dixon. The duo shared a giant pretzel as an appetizer and as a main, Bryant selected the crab cake while Dixon opted for the Caesar salad with blackened salmon.

In episode two we get to know Nneka Ihim, the newest housewife in the franchise. The lawyer meets with Robyn Dixon at the Potomac outpost of Colada Shop, the beloved Cuban coffee shop scattered all over the DMV. Taking a seat on its ivy-covered patio, Ihim ordered the Margarita Nacional cocktail pouch (tequila, apricot liqueur, lime, apricot puree, agave) and Dixon double fisted with a blue mug filled with hot chocolate and a pouch of its popular Chinola Spritz (passion fruit liqueur, sparkling wine, club soda).

In the season premiere, veteran housewives Karen Huger, Candiace Dillard Bassett, and Wendy Osefo meet at the French restaurant on U Street during happy hour. Although Osefo opted for water as she was observing Lent, Huger ordered a glass of champagne while Dillard Bassett sipped on the “Threat Level Midnight” (RedWood bourbon, honey citrus tea, ginger beer). Audiences didn’t see if the trio ordered food, but diners can find truffle fries, shishito peppers, and sushi rolls on Baby Shank’s happy hour menu.

On a nice sunny day, Ashley Boalch Darby met up with her mom at her favorite Falls Church nursery and paused to check out its chives and tomatoes. She was prepping for her housewarming party, which was handled by DMV-wide catering company Creme de La Creme. The themed backyard garden party, called “Seaside in the City,” also featured a specialty cocktail menu for the ladies showcasing Baltimore-made De La Craft Mixers.

After her sons received their First Communion, Wendy Osefo hosted a beautiful brunch reception with the cast and family members at Baltimore’s lakeside American restaurant and private events space Citron. Guests were asked to wear yellow, a color also spotted in floral centerpieces and free-flowing flutes of mimosas. The white table-clothed meal included shrimp, fruit, French toast, and Belgian waffles.

Candiace Dillard Bassett and Wendy Osefo headed up to Baltimore to enjoy daytime cocktails and entrees at Harbor East hotspot BLK Swan, a scene-y restaurant and lounge with resident DJs at night. Wendy’s friend Keiarna, who works at a nearby wellness spa, met up with the pair to talk shop. Seated to a backdrop of chandeliers and neon-lit signage spelling out “I came, I swan, I conquered,” Candiace ordered the “PWA” (Pretty With an Attitude) cocktail with pineapple-infused run, while Wendy for the agave-based Smoking Mirrors ($25). For food, they ordered chef Saon Brice’s popular pasta pomodoro featuring lump crab and Gulf shrimp and fire-roasted lamb chops.

Karen and Ray Huger, calling themselves “Mr. and Mrs. Pickle” for the day in the fourth episode, brought the whole cast together for a pickleball-bonding session at fast-growing fitness facility Dill Dinkers. The couple catered lunch from Maryland-born chain Mission BBQ and assembled pulled pork sandwiches and sides in heated aluminum trays. The post-pickleball table was also filled with jars of Vlasic pickles and bottles of (red) wine. While playing on the court, Robyn Dixon’s husband Juan accidentally ran into the fence, which sent Mission’s beans flying all over the floor.

In episode four, Dixon and Gizelle Bryant meet inside brick-framed Quincy’s Potomac Bar & Grill near its busy bar. Their no-frills dinner consisted of a double tequila reposado for Bryant and a spicy margarita for Dixon. The duo shared a giant pretzel as an appetizer and as a main, Bryant selected the crab cake while Dixon opted for the Caesar salad with blackened salmon.

In episode two we get to know Nneka Ihim, the newest housewife in the franchise. The lawyer meets with Robyn Dixon at the Potomac outpost of Colada Shop, the beloved Cuban coffee shop scattered all over the DMV. Taking a seat on its ivy-covered patio, Ihim ordered the Margarita Nacional cocktail pouch (tequila, apricot liqueur, lime, apricot puree, agave) and Dixon double fisted with a blue mug filled with hot chocolate and a pouch of its popular Chinola Spritz (passion fruit liqueur, sparkling wine, club soda).

In the season premiere, veteran housewives Karen Huger, Candiace Dillard Bassett, and Wendy Osefo meet at the French restaurant on U Street during happy hour. Although Osefo opted for water as she was observing Lent, Huger ordered a glass of champagne while Dillard Bassett sipped on the “Threat Level Midnight” (RedWood bourbon, honey citrus tea, ginger beer). Audiences didn’t see if the trio ordered food, but diners can find truffle fries, shishito peppers, and sushi rolls on Baby Shank’s happy hour menu.

On a nice sunny day, Ashley Boalch Darby met up with her mom at her favorite Falls Church nursery and paused to check out its chives and tomatoes. She was prepping for her housewarming party, which was handled by DMV-wide catering company Creme de La Creme. The themed backyard garden party, called “Seaside in the City,” also featured a specialty cocktail menu for the ladies showcasing Baltimore-made De La Craft Mixers.

Potomac holds off Gwynn Park, moves to Md. 2A football quarterfinals

Entering Thursday’s second-round Maryland Class 2A South Region playoff game, Potomac believed there were two keys to victory against Prince George’s County rival Gwynn Park: The Wolverines needed to limit their mistakes and make the most of their opportunities when they came.They weren’t wrong — and a 17-14 win at home served only to reaffirm what Coach Ronnie Crump preached to his players. A mistake was managed, and when an opportunity for a big play came, senior wide receiver Raymon Lewis seized on it....

Entering Thursday’s second-round Maryland Class 2A South Region playoff game, Potomac believed there were two keys to victory against Prince George’s County rival Gwynn Park: The Wolverines needed to limit their mistakes and make the most of their opportunities when they came.

They weren’t wrong — and a 17-14 win at home served only to reaffirm what Coach Ronnie Crump preached to his players. A mistake was managed, and when an opportunity for a big play came, senior wide receiver Raymon Lewis seized on it.

Both came late in the second quarter, and the sequence turned the game. A fumble gave Gwynn Park the ball inside the Potomac 20, but Potomac’s defense stiffened, forcing a field goal attempt on the final play of the first half. The kick was blocked, and Lewis scooped up the ball and returned it 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Wolverines the lead entering halftime.

“I actually thought the ball was dead,” Lewis said. “I looked at the sideline and heard my teammates saying, ‘Go!’ So I picked up the ball and just took off. It was an amazing feeling.”

Lewis, who suffered season-ending injuries in each of the past three seasons, said he and his teammates knew this game would come down a few key plays. Most thought it wouldn’t be decided until the final seconds. When they played in September, Potomac earned a tough 18-13 win.

Lewis made sure, however, that Thursday’s meeting had a little less drama. He caught a 16-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to put the Wolverines (8-3) up 10 points.

The Wolverines’ win came on the back of a solid defensive line that kept Gwynn Park (7-4) scoreless in the second and third quarters. The Yellow Jackets got a late touchdown to pull within a field goal but could draw no closer.

“I just got one word, and that’s chemistry,” senior quarterback Marshawn Perry said of his team’s greatest strength. “Now we got to come out throughout the week, practice, focus, lock in. We’re moving on to bigger and better things.”

Up next: A quarterfinal date against an opponent to be determined.

Crump, while happy with the win, says his team needs to refine its situational awareness to keep pace with teams outside Prince George’s County.

“It doesn’t get easy,” Crump said. “Things happen in the playoffs that you don’t think will happen.”

And the key to pulling off a surprise in the later rounds of the postseason?

“No mistakes,” he added.

Inside the Grove, a Floral-Filled Mediterranean Marvel for Maryland

A fantastical dinner awaits at the Grove, a daring new dining oasis where a Spanish-born chef shows off his Vegas credentials across a menu full of meticulously plated Mediterranean dishes. Alexandria-based Common Plate Hospitality (Mason Social, Urbano, Augie’s Mussel House) steps out of its casual comfort zone with tonight’s opening of a highly ambitious restaurant for Potomac...

A fantastical dinner awaits at the Grove, a daring new dining oasis where a Spanish-born chef shows off his Vegas credentials across a menu full of meticulously plated Mediterranean dishes. Alexandria-based Common Plate Hospitality (Mason Social, Urbano, Augie’s Mussel House) steps out of its casual comfort zone with tonight’s opening of a highly ambitious restaurant for Potomac, Maryland.

Nestled in the Cabin John Village shopping center, the Grove’s nightly menu showcases flavors and techniques synonymous with regions of coastal Spain, Italy, and Greece (7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, Maryland). Its huge fine-dining hire is executive chef Jose Lopez-Picazo, whose former West Coast workplace — the Bellagio’s French-Spanish showpiece Picasso — earned two Michelin stars and the James Beard Award for outstanding restaurant under his watch. More recently, he helped spearhead the opening of Fabio Trabocchi’s Spanish stunner Del Mar on the Southwest Waterfront.

Well-versed in the art of everything from seafood preparation to sous-vide, the graduate of the Madrid Cooking Institute flexes his gastronomic muscles to the max at the Grove. His tuna tartare, a rectangular slab of avocado cream, nori, toasted sesame seed, Osetra caviar, and Mediterranean soy sauce, is “a different presentation than anyone doing it.” Red beet gel makes an appearance in beef tartare and pintxo built with Iberico black sausage and quail egg. Vibrantly hued, laser-cut crackers resembling the restaurant’s logo finish off much of the menu.

“We realized there’s nothing here to cater to a higher-end experience,” Common Plate’s founder Chad Sparrow told Eater this year. “People don’t have to go to D.C. — we can offer that at the Grove.”

Lopez-Picazo plans to rotate through local and seasonal ingredients all year, and his opening menu leading into winter celebrates comfort foods like paprika potatoes and sous-vide veal cheeks with caramelized red cabbage, celery root puree, and thyme demi sauce.

Boiled octopus capped off lemon foam is another good way to start. Braised meat atop brioche bread meets up with guanciale and creamy mashed potatoes in the “Unexpected Oxtail” order that lives up to its name.

An Italian breed of cows that predominately dine on corn supply the Buffala burrata, which he smokes and serves with sweet corn cream. “When you taste the milk of this cow and combination of the crema it marries very well,” he says. His sourcing skills are also evident in day boat seared scallops bought from a lauded New York purveyor, paired with artichoke puree and royal trumpet mushrooms. Entrees fit for two include an abundant Catalán fisherman’s stew brimming with monkfish, prawns, lobster, and clams or a whole sea salt-baked dorada — a rare catch akin to branzino.

Look for a la carte dinner to start (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.), with a tasting menu joining the mix in about a month and a half. At the harmoniously designed project, the dreamy decor intentionally matches the artistry of the dishes. The elegant restaurant, predominately filled with corals, pinks, and white tones, features a “similar color [scheme] with the food we do,” says Lopez-Picazo.

Lopez-Picazo’s stateside cooking career kicked off in the late 1990s under José Andrés in D.C. and flourished across the U.S. in other large Vegas roles like Aria’s Julian Serrano Tapas.

“Bringing him in was a huge feather in our cap. He has the potential to win a Michelin star here,” Sparrow told Eater this year.

For now, the kitchen is focused on communicating the Grove’s story to guests.

“My goal is to make people understand what we do and surprise them with my food,” says Lopez-Picazo, whose sous chef worked under chef Robert Wiedmaier.

An 18-foot wine rack stocked with all sorts of Mediterranean varietals “lights up like a Christmas tree,” says sommelier Julia Ollar. An opening list of 45 bottles is expected to double down the line.

“Like any beverage program, we are not the stars of the show — we are here to compliment and support the [food]. They’ve raised the bar pretty high for us,” says beverage director Dan Marlowe, who came up with the creative cocktail list after Lopez-Picazo handed over his menu.

The bar leans heavily on Mediterranean classics like gin, amaro, port, and sherries. “But there’s so much you can do with that,” adds Marlowe.

A sangria shooter served in a cordial glass is quick-sipper sure to please, comprised of a savory wine reduction, orange liqueur, brandy, gin, and gelatin foam. Instead of one everyday espresso martini, there’s two next-level kinds: one with grappa-based liqueur and root spice syrup and another with honey and tequila reposado.

Common Plate’s second act in Maryland is its anticipated Heights Food Hall, slated to open near the Friendship Heights Metro next month.

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Appetizers

Poached Oyster $28

Stellar Bay Oyster, Noilly Prat

Vermouth Butter Sauce, Osetra Caviar

Mediterranean Seafood Soup $22

Lobster & Fish Broth, Scallop, Prawn,

Cockle Clams, Mussels, Halibut, Spanish

Sofrito, Rainbow Carrots

Burrata Salad $16

Smoked Buffalo Burrata, Sweet Corn Cream

Rainbow Beet Salad $14

Yellow and Red Beet, Blood Orange

Segments, Goat Cheese, Walnuts, Micro

Greens, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Escalivada $18

Charcoal Grilled Red Pepper, Eggplant,

Vidalia Onion, Tomato, Black Purée,

Aged Jerez Vinaigrette

Toasted Crystal Bread $15

Fresh Tomato Salsa, 4% acidity Extra

Virgin Olive Oil

Tuna Tartare $26

Big Eye Fresh Tuna, Avocado Cream, Nori,

Toasted Sesame Seed, Osetra Caviar,

Mediterranean Soy Sauce

King Crab Piquillo $24

Piquillo Pepper Stuffed with King

Crab Stew, Piquillo Coulis Sauce

Unexpected Oxtail $19

Braised Oxtail, Guanciale, Brioche Bread

Ravioli, Creamy Mashed Potatoes Oxtail Jus

Crudo Latin Fusion $22

Snapper, Orange, Passion Leche de

Tigre, Sweet Potato, Toasted Corn,

Red Onion

Iberian Black Sausage $19

Spaniard Black Pig Sausage, Tomato Confit,

Quail Eggs, Toasted Bread, Garlic Demi Sauce

Veal Cheeks $25

Sous Vide Veal Cheeks, Caramelized

Red Cabbage, Celery Root Puree,

Thyme Demi Sauce

Beef Tartare $26

Beef Tenderloin, Tartar Mayo Sauce

Carrot & Red Beet Gel, Moscatel

Reduction

Entrees

Duck Breast $48

Potato Confit, Celeriac Purée, Broccoli,

Cipollini Onion, Blood Orange Sauce,

Duck Skin Crispy

Halibut $52

Charcoal Halibut with Potato Scales,

Calamari, Cockle Clams, Cherry Tomatoes,

Creamy Yellow Pepper Sauce

Day Boat Seared Scallops $55

U-10 Scallops, Jerusalem Artichoke

Purée, Royal Trumpet Mushrooms

Jerusalem Crispy Skin

Pork Belly $38

Braised Pork Belly, Potato Bacon Tart,

Tricolor Coulis, Thyme Demi Sauce

Chicken Chilindron $35

Chicken Breast, Aragon Chilindron

Sauce, Iberico Chorizo, Potato Confit,

Sherry Reduction Sauce

Filet Mignon $58

Prime Tenderloin, Foie Gras,

Spinach, Duxelles Mushrooms,

Butter Mashed Potatoes, Veal Jus

Lamb Shank $65

Braised Lamb Shank, Rainbow

Baby Carrots, Celery Root Purée,

Lamb Shank Jus

Whole Dorada (serves 2) $75

Baked Whole Dorada Fish in Sea Salt,

Paprika Potatoes, Seared Mushrooms, Aioli

Sauce

Suquet de Mar $58

(Catalán Fisherman’s Stew)

Monkfish, Prawn Lobster, Clams, Sofrito,

Picada, Saffron, Sofrito, Romesco, Aioli

Sides $10

Shishito Pepper

Roasted Brussels Sprout

Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes

Fried Potatoes

Roasted Broccoli

Saute Garlic Mushroom

Desserts $11

Tiramisu Moon

Lady Finger soaked in Coffee and Amaretto,

Mascarpone Cheese, Cover with Powder

Chocolate

Churros

Spanish Churros with Cinnamon, Sugar, Cup

of Hot Chocolate

Buñuelos

Fried Donut, Powder Sugar, Hazelnut

Cream

Rustic Cheesecake

Mediterranean Style Cheesecake,

Apricot Marmalade

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Navigating the Moving Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide to Movers in Potomac, Maryland

Moving can be a daunting task, filled with excitement and anticipation for a new chapter, yet accompanied by the stress of organizing, packing, and transporting belongings. In Potomac, Maryland, where the scenic landscapes meet the hustle and bustle of suburban life, finding the right movers is crucial to ensure a smooth transition. This comprehensive guide will lead you through the process, providing valuable insights and tips to make your move a seamless experience.1. Begin with Research:Start your moving journey by researchi...

Moving can be a daunting task, filled with excitement and anticipation for a new chapter, yet accompanied by the stress of organizing, packing, and transporting belongings. In Potomac, Maryland, where the scenic landscapes meet the hustle and bustle of suburban life, finding the right movers is crucial to ensure a smooth transition. This comprehensive guide will lead you through the process, providing valuable insights and tips to make your move a seamless experience.

1. Begin with Research:

Start your moving journey by researching reputable moving companies in Potomac. Utilize online platforms, read reviews, and ask for recommendations from friends or local community groups. Pay attention to companies with a history of positive customer experiences and reliable services.

2. Local Expertise Matters:

Opt for movers with local expertise. Local companies are familiar with the unique challenges of navigating Potomac's neighborhoods and traffic patterns. Their knowledge can be invaluable in planning an efficient and timely move.

3. Verify Credentials:

Ensure that the moving company is licensed and insured. This not only guarantees the legitimacy of the business but also provides you with financial protection in case of any unforeseen circumstances during the move.

4. Request On-Site Estimates:Invite representatives from potential moving companies to conduct on-site estimates. This allows them to assess the volume of items to be moved and provide accurate cost estimates. Be wary of companies that only offer estimates over the phone without seeing your belongings in person.

5. Plan Ahead:Effective planning is the key to a successful move. Work with the movers to create a detailed timeline, outlining tasks such as packing, loading, transportation, and unpacking. This collaborative approach ensures that both parties are on the same page regarding expectations and deadlines.

6. Pack Strategically:Whether you choose to pack yourself or opt for professional packing services, ensure that your belongings are packed strategically. Label boxes clearly, indicating their contents and the room they belong to. This makes the unpacking process smoother and helps the movers place items in their designated spaces.

7. Consider Additional Services:Many moving companies offer additional services, such as furniture assembly, storage options, and specialty item transportation. Evaluate your needs and budget to determine which services are worth considering to streamline your move.

8. Stay Informed About Insurance:Discuss insurance options with the moving company. While they may have basic liability coverage, additional insurance can provide added protection for valuable or fragile items. Understand the terms and conditions to make an informed decision about the level of coverage you need.

9. Be Prepared for Moving Day:On the day of the move, be prepared by having essential items, such as important documents, medications, and valuables, easily accessible. Stay in communication with the movers throughout the process to address any last-minute concerns or instructions.

10. Leave a Review:After the move is complete, leave a review based on your experience. Share insights into the efficiency, professionalism, and overall satisfaction with the moving company. This not only helps future movers but also acknowledges the hard work of the professionals who assisted you.

In conclusion, a successful move in Potomac, Maryland, requires careful planning and the right moving partners. By following these steps and choosing a reputable moving company, you can turn your moving day into a positive experience, allowing you to settle into your new home with ease.

Company Information:

DMV MOVERS LLC15955 Frederick roadRockville MD 20855Call us: (240) 690-1101

Visit : https://moversrockville.company/

A Luxe New Mediterranean Restaurant Hopes to Get Maryland Its First Michelin Star

Alexandria-based Common Plate Hospitality (Mason Social, Urbano, Augie’s Mussel House, Junction Bistro) steps out of its casual comfort zone in July with the opening of an ambitious Potomac restaurant with gastronomic appeal.Nestled in the Cabin John Village shopping center, the Grove’s Mediterranean-hopping menu will showcase flavors and techniques synonymous with regions of coastal Spain, Italy, and Greece (7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, M...

Alexandria-based Common Plate Hospitality (Mason Social, Urbano, Augie’s Mussel House, Junction Bistro) steps out of its casual comfort zone in July with the opening of an ambitious Potomac restaurant with gastronomic appeal.

Nestled in the Cabin John Village shopping center, the Grove’s Mediterranean-hopping menu will showcase flavors and techniques synonymous with regions of coastal Spain, Italy, and Greece (7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, Maryland). Newly named executive chef Jose Lopez-Picazo is a huge fine-dining hire for Common Plate. Lopez-Picazo’s stateside cooking career kicked off in the late 1990s under José Andrés in D.C. and flourished across the U.S. in large Las Vegas roles at Aria’s Julian Serrano Tapas and the Bellagio’s French-Spanish showpiece Picasso, which earned two Michelin stars and the James Beard Award for outstanding restaurant during his time there.

Opening dishes under Lopez-Picazo’s watch include everything from grilled octopus with zesty lemon vinaigrette to succulent lamb shank slow-cooked in aromatic spices.

The Spanish-born graduate of the Madrid Cooking Institute worked under renowned chefs Maestro Manuel Tabares and Maestro Javier Otaaduy, mastering the art of seafood preparation, paellas, and sous-vide. More recently, he helped spearhead the opening of Fabio Trabocchi’s Spanish stunner Del Mar on the Southwest Waterfront.

“Bringing him in was a huge feather in our cap. He has the potential to win a Michelin star here,” Common Plate’s founder Chad Sparrow tells Eater. “We have the pedigree we need to get it done.” The Grove’s sous chef worked under chef Robert Wiedmaier, he adds.

Look for la carte dinner to start, followed by brunch and lunch. Sparrow doesn’t anticipate getting into the prix fixe game.

Common Plate’s original plan was to put another Augie’s in the 195-seat location that includes a 55-seat patio. But turns out a Belgian beer garden vibe wasn’t what Potomac customers were asking for. “We realized there’s nothing there to cater to a higher-end, fine-dining experience,” says Sparrow. “People don’t have to go to D.C. — we can offer that at the Grove.”

The Edens-owned shopping center is undergoing an extensive facelift that calls for new townhomes, office space, and a fresh wave of retail tenants (Georgetown’s French bakery Boulangerie Christophe expanded here last year). The Grove slides into a corner space that formerly housed Irish bar Lahinch Tavern and Grill. A full-scale renovation includes the addition of herringbone floors and a ceiling slathered in pinks, purples, and florals, joined by a massive wine rack stocked with Mediterranean varietals fit for the food. Lopez-Picazo plans to lean into local and seasonal ingredients all year.

Common Plate’s first-ever Maryland project is slated to arrive ahead of The Grove. Its anticipated Heights Food Hall near the Friendship Heights Metro, scheduled to open in late June, will feature a full-service restaurant (Urbano), full-service bar (The Heights Bar), speakeasy (The Turncoat), and eight local food stalls. That includes sushi and ramen from Vietnamese chef Kevin Tien, whose acclaimed Moon Rabbit suddenly closed at the Wharf this month. Newly named Lebanese tenant Yasmīne, born in Union Market last fall, comes from alums of Michelin-rated Maydan (5310Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland).

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