Her innovative regional American fare drew national and local attention and earned her numerous awards. RIS is proud to be in the 2016 Michelin Guide DC as one of DC’s top restaurants.
Lacoste is also well known for her commitment to community involvement. She actively participates in all fundraising efforts in the District. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History, The Kitchen Cabinet; she is a member of the State Department’s Culinary Diplomatic Corps.
She recently was honored as one of the Class of 2015 DC’s Most Powerful Women from Washingtonian Magazine and is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2017.