Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend: Restaurants in Review

I had the delight of entertaining my parents this weekend for Easter. We had so much fun! In between various activities, we made quite a dent in the DC restaurant scene. Here's a recap of this weekend's good eats.
Friday Night:

Creamy Polenta with Blue Cheese

 Chestnut Cannelloni: Brussel Sprouts and Salsify

 Bronzini fish (special)

Lemon Floating Island: Huckleberries, Butter Toffee

Pecan & Date Tart, “Blis” Cream
Not pictured:
English Pea Soup with Fromage Blanc, Morel Mushrooms
Braised Beef Rib with  Homemade Steak Sauce
Saturday Lunch:
Seventh Hill Pizza
Lincoln Park Pizza: artichoke, rosemary, mozzarella, zucchini, portobello
Saturday Night:

BB Julep: Blackberries, Fresh Mint & Limes, Evan Williams Honey Bourbon

Lobster Crostini with Caviar: sherry, herbs, & butter poached maine lobster, bocconcini mozzarella, paddle fish caviar

Some More Co Co: chocolate crème brulee, toasted marshmallow, graham crumble, chocolate brownie, chocolate malted shooter
 Chocolate Onyx: dark chocolate mousse, vanilla crème brulee, salted caramel, crispy chocolate pearls, brownie, chocolate sorbet, cinnamon toffee bon bon

Not pictured:
Lamb Sliders: curry & coconut organic lamb, zesty potatoes & green peas, lime yogurt crème, rosemary & parmesan fries
Chicken Sliders: tandoori chicken patties, cardamom carrots & greens, rosemary & parmesan fries

Sunday Brunch:

 Poste Mary: Horseradish, Jalapeno infused Square One Vodka and Chef's fresh garden tomato recipe 

House Made Doughnuts: chocolate ganache, lemon curd, seasonal jam
Croque Madame: gruyere cheese, VA ham, mornay sauce, sunny side up egg, pomme frites 
Eggs Hussarde: crisp potato skins, poached eggs, merchand de vin sauce, benton's bacon
Challah French Toast: grand marnier, orange supremes, benton's bacon
On a final note, I'd like to formally apologize to my mother for being so gauche at the dinner table. Although snapping photos isn't what you consider appropriate, such means were unavoidably necessary!



  1. I am literally licking my lips reading this. Culinary delights!!!!

    Happy Monday!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  2. oh my goodnes im just off to bed and now I want to eat all those yummy looking things Im sure they were WONDERFUL mmmmm fay xx