Tasting fee $7
Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont VA
I don’t want to come off as a California wine snob, but I was not impressed by the wines in the northern Virginia region. Some of them were drinkable, but overall it lacked the complexity and depth that I’ve had from California wines.
Mini smoked salmon waffles, wasabi yogurt dip. Happy hour $11
B Too, Washington DC
When I came here, I didn’t know that the chef was Bart from Top Chef until he came out of the kitchen to say Hello to some friends of his sitting near me. I was tempted to ask for a selfie, but I maintained my cool and refrained, lol!
These waffles were delicious! I loved their airy texture and the smoked salmon interior was yummy. It paired well with the wasabi yogurt sauce. Noms!
Cava. Happy hour $5
Annapolis City Dock.
Crispy baby spinach, sweet yogurt, tamarind, date chutney. $10
Rasika, Washington DC
This dish was fun to start! I’ve never had an entire plate of fried baby spinach before. It reminded me of the fried basil used for garnish on other dishes, but as a entire appetizer. I liked the flavors and textures of this dish, but after a while you realize that you’re eating an entire plate of fried spinach and the grease starts to accumulate. Not so fun at that point…
Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Morning glory greens, egg, yellow bean. Tasting menu $45
Little Serow, Washington DC
I’ve never eat morning glory greens before (I never knew they were even edible), and these were really good. But I would guess that most greens would taste good with the wonderful preparations at Little Serow..
Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont VA.
Grilled mesquite chicken and steak served over rice and black beans with fajita veggies, BBQ sauce, scallions and salsa. $7.69
California Tortilla, Washington DC
This a nice, protein-packed lunch. I think the food here runs on the bland side but they have plenty of hot sauce to spice things up.
The Awakening, National Harbor MD.
Gochujang, daikon radish, sweet herbs, kimchi. $14
POV, Washington DC
These were lame. I liked the kimchi topping but the roasted chicken was SO dry. These lettuce wraps fell flat.
Potomac River, Mount Vernon VA.
Grilled sourdough, mole spices sauce. Tasting dinner $135
Komi, Washington DC
Ugh, I really wasn’t impressed with our dinner at Komi. The food was good, but nothing inspired. The restaurant seemed tired and the food wasn’t fun or amazing. I actually can’t remember many of the dishes we had which is kinda sad. The dinner was pretty unmemorable.
Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg VA.