Zena Polin is the co-owner of Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique and co-founder of two award-winning restaurants in Maryland, The Dish & Dram and The Daily Dish, a restaurant and catering company.
She has traveled to more than 75 countries and is a trilingual author who has written about food and wine for local and international publications. She was the managing editor of Visitor St. Kitts & Nevis and Discover St. Kitts for six years. Her first book, The Pub, Club & Grub Guide to Washington, DC, was a reflection of her early love for food and drink.
From 1999 to 2009, she owned The Winning Ticket, a hospitality PR and Marketing firm with clients in Puerto Rico, Washington, DC and St. Kitts.
After she appeared on Planet Green with Emeril Lagasse on "Craving the Caribbean" she decided she was ready for a career change. She opened her first restaurant, The Daily Dish in 2009 serving comfort food with a twist — food that was seasonally inspired, locally sourced and farm fresh. In 2016 she opened The Dish & Dram, which reflected her love of food, drink and travel.
In January 2021, she posed for #nakedchefs to raise money for the Lee Initiative.
In September, 2021 she opened Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique a lifestyle market for Wine Lovers and Food Addicts in National Landing, Crystal City, VA.
In 2021, she also began "Dishes & Drams" to document her love of food, travel, wine and booze!
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