Master Chef Peter Chang Returns to D.C. Area with Rockville Restaurant
For years, dedicated Changians had hoped their leader, master chef Peter Chang, would return to the Northern Virginia region where his spicy-and-numbing Sichuan cooking had transformed him into a cult figure. On Tuesday, Chang's followers received some welcome news: The former Chinese embassy chef would return to the D.C. area, but in Rockville, where he is expected to open the eponymous Peter Chang early next year. Federal Realty Investment Trust, owners of Rockville Town Square, announced that Chang would open his first Maryland restaurant in a 3,100-square-foot space in the mixed-use development, already home to chains such as Five Guys, BonChon Chicken and Noodles & Company. The developer offered few details, not even an address for the forthcoming restaurant.