Five Bites On Friday

In today's edition of Five Bites, the "Dapper Diner" writes: "To celebrate my first year of living in the area, instead of rotating through them weekly like usual, I decided to take the week and go tasting menu crazy at some of my favorite DC restaurants."

1. "Dumpling duo," pork belly dumpling with balsamic vinegar, chili oil, ginger and cilantro leaves and shrimp dumping with lobster-uni emulsion, at The Source

2. Crispy soft shell crabs with wilted greens and verjus (pictured) at Corduroy

3. Braised lamb shoulder with cubed and roasted eggplant at The Willard Room

4. Spit-roasted katsikaki at Komi

5. Chocolate mushroom vacherin with mint sauce and chocolate rice puffs at Citronelle

Five Bites is a weekly opportunity for Metrocurean readers to share the dishes and drinks they're enjoying around town. E-mail five of your favorites and whether you'd like your name and a picture included to metrocurean AT gmail DOT com.