9.19.2011

Where I've Been + What Was Good

Feeling a little full as of late. I ate out an unprecedented six nights in a row last week, a crazy schedule even for a food writer, followed by a night in, and then yes, some more dining out. Deliciousness ensued, including:

• A silky corn soup dotted with tender slivers of young coconut, followed by a tasting of Border Springs lamb at the bar at Bourbon Steak.

• Pork belly montaditos with pickled shishito peppers and a new list of sherry cocktails at Estadio (try the one with salty peach soda).

• Hot and crispy frites with a glass (or two) of Thibaut-Janisson sparkling wine in Citronelle's lounge.

• A fabulous lobster roll, housemade potato chips with onion dip, at right, and a tropics-transporting cocktail dubbed Hawaii to Martinique (if only it came with an actual plane ticket to either) at a media event in Hank's Oyster Bar's new lounge (see pics of the new space here).

• A gorgeous platter of clams and ground pork and some of the fluffiest fried rice ever during a late evening meal at Full Kee.

• A trip to Vermilion's weekly farm table for a media event. Chef Tony Chittum prepared incredible dishes from featured farm Fields of Athenry, including grass-fed beef carpaccio, lamb head cheese, bone marrow dotted risotto with scallops, squid ink tagliarini with lamb pancetta, and lamb porterhouse. Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac ended the night with a top-your-own apple pie bar. Brilliant.

Photo by Greg Powers.

Looking for more ideas for good food and drink? Here's more of where I've been eating:

•  Red Apron's Frank Cart, Komi, Pho 14, DC Noodles
Casa Nonna, Birch & Barley, Rasika, Cork, Graffiato, America Eats Tavern
•  Proof, Graffiato, J. Chocolatier, Kafe Leopold
•  Westend Bistro, Freddy's, Estadio, Ripple, Bread Ovens at Quail Creek
•  Et Voila, Bibiana, Fiola, Eve, Estadio, Pitango
•  Volt, Proof, Tabard Inn, Hill Country
•  Sheppard Mansion, The Source, Rasika, Taberna del Alabardero
•  Jack Rose, Watershed, Standard, Pizzeria Paradiso, Luke's Lobster, Dupont Market


Looking for more ideas for good food and drink? Here's more of where I've been eating:

•  Red Apron's Frank Cart, Komi, Pho 14, DC Noodles
Casa Nonna, Birch & Barley, Rasika, Cork, Graffiato, America Eats Tavern
•  Proof, Graffiato, J. Chocolatier, Kafe Leopold
•  Westend Bistro, Freddy's, Estadio, Ripple, Bread Ovens at Quail Creek
•  Et Voila, Bibiana, Fiola, Eve, Estadio, Pitango
•  Volt, Proof, Tabard Inn, Hill Country
•  Sheppard Mansion, The Source, Rasika, Taberna del Alabardero
•  Jack Rose, Watershed, Standard, Pizzeria Paradiso, Luke's Lobster, Dupont MarketLooking for more ideas for good food and drink? Here's more of where I've been eating:
Proof, Graffiato, J. Chocolatier, Kafe Leopold
Westend Bistro, Freddy's, Estadio, Ripple, Bread Ovens at Quail Creek
Volt, Proof, Tabard Inn, Hill Country
Sheppard Mansion, The Source, Rasika, Taberna del Alabardero

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