9.02.2008

Current Obsession: CommonWealth's Fried Olives

Have I mentioned how much I love olives?

With that in mind, I've found my new favorite bar snack: the fried olives stuffed with lemon at the newly opened CommonWealth. They're warm and just barely coated in thin, crisp batter. And they pair perfectly with a glass of Prosecco. I'll try them with a pint of beer next time.

I was also thrilled to find a special offering pork tenderloin from Eco Friendly Foods, my favorite local purveyor of pastured meats. Check them out on Sundays at the Dupont FreshFarm Market.

6 comments:

monkeyrotica said...

Scotch eggs for me. Great with the parsley sauce. And the roasted bone marrow rocks. Like butter made out of steak.

Amanda said...

Coming off a heavy lunch, we were eating "light." Next trip, must get scotch eggs and marrow.

Christine said...

Now, THAT is a place I'm going to have to try!

Jordan Hirsch said...

I'm thrilled to learn that they offer some sustainably raised meat! Now I will definitely have to try this place.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate your taste tremendously and I like Commonwealth (frog in a puff = lamb sausage in a blanket = delicious), but it was agreed upon by everyone at my table that those olives taste like Pledge eith Lemon.

Amanda said...

You know what's funny about your comment? I couldn't even taste the lemon. The olives were so small I couldn't imagine how much lemon could have actually been in there.

Maybe your order had significantly more lemon? Were your olives big or small?