Chef Haidar Karoum and Sommelier Sebastian Zutant of Proof - Washington, DC

775 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-7663
Hours: Mon 5:30pm-10pm; Tues-Thurs 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2pm; 5:30pm-11pm; Sat 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9:30pm

A wine-centric restaurant like this requires a practiced hand. Luckily, Proof has Wine Director Sebastian Zutant on-hand with a carefully assembled list of over 1,000 wines. At Proof wine takes the focus and Zutant handles the by-the-glass list with expertise and a mission to inform. Chef Haidar Karoum’s dishes take their inspiration from around the globe, with Asian flavors in some of his dishes like the Vietnamese influenced Salmon Crudo with Pickled Green Papaya, Avocado, and Mint, warm with Birdseye chilies and tart with the acidity of papaya. For some a charcuterie board would mean starched French and traditional, but in Karoum’s hands it translates to Spanish paprika chicken sausage, pho terrine, and a whole host of other charcuterie creations.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Salmon Crudo with Pickled Green Papaya, Avocado, and Mint
  • Pan-Roasted Veal Sweetbreads with Celery Root, Watercress, Smoked Bacon, and Black Pepper-Caramel Jus