Here are a few places I went, along with some amazing recommendations from friends, family, and blogs I read. Enjoy!
Being goofy before dinner... Wearing jewelry that I posted about here.
After dinner drinks at Co co Sala. AMAZING!
I've also heard the food is great here, too!
The Co Cojito, one of the BEST drinks I've ever had!
Read the description on the menu above.
The "Fetish" drink, which was also very good! See above for description!
All the drinks were very unique and fresh... and when you add chocolate, you've won me over!
Dinner on the 2nd night, after a day game, at Blue Duck Tavern.
I wanted to be sure and write about these two places, because they really blew me away!
Our dinner at Blue Duck Tavern was one of the best meals we had had in a LONG time!
When in D.C., you MUST try this wonderful little restaurant!
For appetizer we were adventurous. We had the "Oven Roasted Bone Marrow, with ramp butter." It came perfectly roasted with tons of rosemary, freshly roasted garlic, and toasted baguettes. The texture took a little getting used to, but I can easily say this was one of the most flavorful appetizers I've ever had at a restaurant! We both loved it this interesting dish that is one of Blue Duck's specialties.
We also shared the "Roasted Beet salad with endive, apples, walnuts, and Humbolt Fog goat cheese."
The dishes came family style, so we ordered several things and shared. This was the "Muscovy Duck Breast with Duck Leg Ragout w/Huckleberries."
This was one of our fave dishes of the whole night....a stand out, for sure!
The "Wood Burning Oven Roasted Scallops with lemon & thyme." SO GOOD!
We ordered 3 sides, but this is the only one I got a picture of for some reason...
This is the "Warm Pie of Sheeps' Milk, Ricotta, Swiss Chard, and Anise Hyssop."
Other stands outs were the "Potato Puree with Soft Garlic" and
the "Wood Oven Roasted Creamed Corn with Tarragon." (our fave)
We were stuffed, so dessert was their trio of homemade ice creams. Which were - as you can imagine - INCREDIBLE! Espresso, chocolate cinnamon, and vanilla bean/honey.
Other places that came highly recommended:
*The Gibson - a hip, speakeasy style bar with great specialty cocktails
*The Passenger - go for drinks; within The Passenger is a reservation-only bar called the "Columbia Room"; try the "Ricky Bobby" and "Violet Eyes" drinks
*Rasika- wonderful, trendy Indian restaurant
*Zaytinya - Many people recommended this to me, so I hate we didn't get there. Upscale restaurant with Greek, Lebanese, and Turkish food.
*PS 7 - restaurant that you can order a la carte or try the 7 course food and cocktail pairing!
*Filomena's - another Italian restaurant that came highly recommended by many people!
*Aqua al 2 - new location just opened in D.C.; original in Italy!
*Go to the top of the W Hotel for drinks. Amazing views!
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