Melitzanosalata spread – Kapnos

Melitzanosalata spread - Kapnos
Smoked eggplant, roasted peppers, walnuts, feta. Served with flatbread. $8
Kapnos, Washington DC

Mmm, this spread was delicious. I personally love eggplants and this preparation was new to me (and I loved it). Their made to order flatbread is also pretty amazing! Noms!

Prosecco - Kapnos
Prosecco “on tap”, Montelvini, Italy, MV. Glass $9

National Mall view
National Mall view from the Washington Monument towards the Capitol Building.

Duck sarladaise – Le Diplomate

Duck sarladaise - Le Diplomate
Confit, sunnyside up egg, roasted potatoes. $15
Le Diplomate, Wahsington DC

Mmm, I love Le Diplomate. The service is wonderful and the food is very tasty. This duck dish was certainly heavy but it tasted great and the hollandaise sauce was surprisingly bright. Noms!

Pimm's Cup cocktail - Le Diplomate
Pimm’s Cup: Pimm’s no. 1, cucumber, L’Esprit de June. $10

Bread basket - Le Diplomate
Bread basket. Complimentary
Omg, this bread basket is glorious!

Morning at Thomas Circle
Morning at Thomas Circle.

Empanada tucumana – Rural Society

Empanada tucumana - Rural Society
Braised wagyu beef belly, smoked chile. Happy hour $5
Rural Society, Washington DC

Empanada tucumana - Rural Society
This empanada was delicious! The shredded beef belly was SO tender and juicy and flavorful, and the crust was flaky and perfect. I wish I had stayed and tried more food but I was in a rush and just ducked in for a quick snack.

Gaucho cocktail - Rural Society
Gaucho: Tito’s handmade vodka, Domaine de Canton, lime, mint. $7

Aspiration and Literature statue, Arlington Memorial Bridge
Aspiration and Literature statue, Arlington Memorial Bridge.

Valrhona chocolate amargo & lemon ricotta cardamom gelato – Dolcezza

Valrhona chocolate amargo & lemon ricotta cardamom gelato - Dolcezza
Small $5.45
Dolcezza, Washington DC

Well, this was good but not worth the high price tag. I was a little surprised because food in general was cheaper in DC than in SF, but for some reason Dolcezza seems to charge more for their gelato. The flavors were good, but I wasn’t amazed by the texture and probably won’t be running back for more.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Falafel sandwich – Amsterdam Falafelshop

Falafel sandwich - Amsterdam Falafelshop
3 pieces falafel on white pita. Small $5.55
Amsterdam Falafelshop, Washington DC

Omg, I loved this place and totally think we need one in California! The ingredients were great and you could add anything you wanted as toppings. Just choose the number of falafel balls and type of pita and then you’re off to the toppings bar. The sandwich was delicious and all the ingredients were first-rate. Noms!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. This place is huge!