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Inn at Little Washington - Firing on All Cylinders

Kevin Robbins | Aug 1, 2004 09:49 PM

Last night my wife and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary at I@LW and came away very impressed. The food, the service and the ambiance were all "on."

Chef O'Connell is really showing off Summer's bounty right now.

After the cheese crisps and the mandatory amusee (Salmon Roulade, "BLT", Puff Pastry Puttanesca, Smoked Trout, Crab Imperial and Ham Sandwich), we were presented with a basket of perfectly tender Tempura Squash Blossoms in an Asian dipping sauce (Nam Pla, Rice Wine Vinegar, Garlic and Cilantro would be my guess). The soup was a cold Watermelon / Tequila concoction that was very subtle and set up our palettes for the main event: the Tasting Menu.

Fire and Ice (Pepper encrusted Tuna Sashimi w/ Cucumber Sorbet and Daikon Radish)

Sorrell Jelly w/ Lemon Cream and Osetra Caviar

Grilled Prawns in a Mango Mint Salsa

Pecan Encrusted Tempura Soft-shell Crab with Mustard Fruit

Sesame Encrusted Chilean Sea Bass with Silver Queen Corn Succotash

Braised Veal Cheeks with Virginia Ham Raviolis and Baby Asparagus

Ginger Pannacotta with Passion Fruit Granite

Chocolate Mint Fantasy (Semi-sweet Chocolate Ribbons on a bed of Fresh Mint Ice-cream)

The sorrell jelly, silver queen corn and the fresh mint ice cream really stand out - all three were like spooning little bits of summer into your mouth.

Everything was very well prepared and served with their trademark well-choreographed service.

Kevin Robbins
ABS | CAPITAL PARTNERS
400 East Pratt Street, Suite 910
Baltimore, MD 21202-3127
krobbins@abscapital.com
410.246.5642 Phone
410.246.5606 Fax

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