Rope cultured mussels – Jardenea

Rope cultured mussels - Jardenea
Sundried tomato pesto, baby fennel confit, lemon emulsion. Happy hour $5
Jardenea, Washington DC

This was much more rich than I anticipated from the menu description, and I kinda liked it! The fennel confit almost caramelized and very tasty, and the kaffir lime leaves added a great citrus flavor. Noms! (The mussels could have been more plump and juicy though.)

Shenandoah Caverns
Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg VA.

Cherry Glen Farms goat cheese salad – Jardenea

Cherry Glen Farms goat cheese salad - Jardenea
Shaved beets and baby arugula, marcona almonds, orange blossom honey vinaigrette. Happy hour $5
Jardenea, Washington DC

I loved the flavors in this salad, but I thought the greens were overdressed and in a pool of dressing underneath. The beets and goat cheese combination worked perfectly though and the marcona almonds were a nice addition.

Cabernet sauvignon - Jardenea
Cabernet sauvignon. Happy hour $5

Maryland Inn
Maryland Inn, Annapolis MD.