Thursday, July 2, 2009

DC Trip

Fra Mani Charcuterie at Proof

More Charcuterie

Naan Bread Rasika

Crispy Spinach App Rasika

Sazerac with Anise Smoked sugar Rasika

Strawberry Jalapeno Martini Rasika

Left Cardamon, Honey Lemon and tequila. right rum coconut, Mustard seed and curry leaf

Cheese Kebab Rasika

Clams in green curry rasika

Chicken and shrimp Rasika

Eggplant, potato peanut tamarind

Chickpea fritter

Glazed black cod

Vegetables for main course

More vegetables


Butter chicken


Spicy Okra

Dessert sampler one of the best apple doughnuts

Tyler and I had a quick trip to DC. It was great to get to a big city again and be able to experience a few different restaurants and cuisines in the same weekend. It was also great to catch up with some old friends. We started our evening at Cafe Atlantico with some Octopus, Foie Gras and a couple cocktails. I have eaten at minibar before but this was the first time at Cafe Atlantico it was a real treat the foie gras was served with a couple corn preparations including some Huitalcoche. The octopus was very simple grilled with salsa Verde, fingerling potatoes and sobrasada. after this we moved on to Zaytinya for some great appetizer specials, $4 for small apps including Lamb and Tahini stuffed pita and an amazing cured beef. Next we had a dinner reservation at Proof The Proof Charcuterie board is what brought us here it did not disappoint there is no way I will remember all of what was on it but the coppa, Breseola and
Finnochiana were real standouts. The wines by the glass at Proof were also really impressive we thoroughly enjoyed all we tasted but especially the Premier cru Chablis from Gilbert Picq.

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