I want to get a conversation going about the Best of Washington Party last night. IMO, it was definitely worth the price point. Even though I volunteered to earn my ticket, I would have paid for a ticket. When I walked out of there, I was stuffed to the gills and even a little buzzed from the cocktails everyone was handing out.
In an effort to talk with those who were there and make jealous those who weren't, I am going to try to report everything I had. I think I can only remember about half the list so I need a lot of help. Here is my first go:
1789-Crusted monkfish and diced vegetables in tasting "spoon"; blackberry tart/scone
Athens Grill: Ouzo Meatballs; feta stuffed phyllo dough; grape leaves, and ?
Bastille: Chocolate macaroons with vanilla cream sandwiches
Cafe du Parc: Shellfish stew (bourbannais?)
California Tortilla: Chips and Salsa, Chips and Guacaomole
Cava: Crab cake sandwiches
Central Michel Richard: Chocolate "lollipops"
Charlie Palmer Steak: small and had a nice flavor but can't think of what it actually was.
Circle Bistro: ?
Citronelle: Ground Pork (?) Choucroute on top of a white garlic cheese sauce
CityZen: tiny mushroom rolls (play on Combos snack) and hot mushroom bisque
Cynthia's: Biscotti to go, ?
Degrees: Vodka lemonade
Equinox: pan fried green tomato with sliced virginia ham
Farrah Olivia: lightly smoked salmon (help me out because it was good!)
Filomena: Cheese ravioli
Food Matters: Deviled Eggs
Granville Moore's: Moules
Heritage India: street Indian food (like the Hawker menu there)
Hook: Sauteed Mixed Cherries on cracker
Indique Heights: Chicken Tikka Masala
Jackie's: Pasta Salad
KBQ: Brisket and pulled pork
Kinkead's: Gazpacho with shrimp and almonds
Liberty Tavern: bourbon and pureed watermelon drink, food:?
Malaysia Kopitam: Ground beef purses, rice
Mendocino: small pastry
Mia's Pizza: mixed fruit and mini cupcakes (someone explain the logic to me)
Oval Room: Pork Custard; blueberry vanilla custard tarts
The Park at Fourteenth: ?
Pizzeria Paradiso: walnut and caramel pizza
Poste: vodka and lemonade foam
Proof: calamari, shrimp, and shellfish stew
Rangoli: Bombay Burger: potato cake in bun, garlic naan
Rasika: Spicy sausage rolls
Red Hot and Blue: Pulled pork and brisket
Rock Creek at Mezza: tuna tartare in cone
The Source: Tuna tartare in multi grain cone
Taberna: Monkfish paella
Z Pizza: fresh veggie pizza
The Majestic: Chicken pate on cracker, bourbon caramel cake, "The Civilized Picnic"
Baked and Wired: Pie, caramel sticks
Georgetown Cupcake: Key Lime, chocolate banana, many more that i didn't try...cupcakes
There are probably errors in here and obviously lots of omissions but hopefully it will get a talk going!