We returned from our DC trip stoked on history and art, and well-fed. I'm so grateful for the advice and resarch available on these boards! A brief synopsis:
Th. night - dinner at Circle Bistro. Husband loved the potato-crusted fluke. I had the pre-theater 3 course, and was thrilled. The hangar steak was fork tender. Traded bites of my rhubarb-cranberry crumble for husband's deconstructed chocolate souffle bread pudding with chocolate sorbet. A perfect beginning to our trip!
Fri lunch - Bullfeathers (at my son's request) decent burger
Fri night - Began at Veritas Wine Bar (north of Dupont Circle) I had a Spanish red flight, husband had a single glass, and we shared a cheese flight. Great little place! Walked south to Pizza Paradiso for dinner, and fell in love with their pizza (remember, we're from Oklahoma, so not as spoiled to good pizza as you Easterners are.)
Sat. lunch - Le Pain Quotidien in Georgetown - a glorious lunch on the patio. I'm sorry I was too full for a pastry, but remedied that another day!
Sat. dinner - Cafe Trope in Dupont Circle area. Pleasant enough food, but the server was a pain - kept trying to make sure we understood that some of the plate were small. A side of mac and goat cheese was a big hit, as was the rum bread pudding with mascrapone gelato. My mojito made with gingerl-lemonade was good, too.
Sun. lunch - mid-afternoon at Jaleo. Wow! I enjoyed the sherry sampler, and we shared several small plates. A pleasant way to pass a rainy Sunday.
Sun. dinner - pooped, so ate in at the hotel restaurant, Juniper, which was fine.
Mon. lunch - at Smithsonian gallery.
Mon. dinner - wine at Circle Bistro bar. Then walked to G'town to Uno for pizza (blech.)
Tues. lunch - a nice squash soup at a Firehook Bakery by the Capitol.
Tues dinner - (drumroll please...) Our best meal of the trip at Restaurant Eve, in the tasting room. We had the five-course tasting dinner (how do people do eight?!) Everthing was so well-done, so creative! We each had the wine pairing with our dinner, which made the whole experience not only lovely (and delicious,) but educational. I asked lots of questions!
Wed. lunch - at the Corcoran
Wed. dinner - back to Pizza Paradiso - I just had to try it again.
Thursday, home again, enriched in so many ways. Thanks, 'hounds!