Apple Confit and Mascarpone with Sable crust
Beyond delicious. Very tasty apple and the crust was really buttery. Mascarpone added even more goodness.
Whole Grain Cake with Chocolate
Loved this new creation. The problem was I needed a few more!
Ganache with Whole Grain Crust
Deep chocolaty goodness.
Onions, Leeks, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Tomatoes and Sunny Egg Slice
It was tasty and had a very crisp crust but at over $7, a bit pricey.
Mushroom Bowl cauliflower, asparagus, arugula, tahina, za’atar
My husband picked this dish. I thought it was good but not as great as some of their other offerings. The mushrooms were mostly cremini with three slices of portabella. There were hardly any asparagus and cauliflower. The base of the bowl was rice and lentils.
Shouk Salad mixed greens, cauliflower, eggplant, cucumber, tomato, peppadew, onion, olives, chickpea, pistachio, tahina vinaigrette with falafel
Very good salad. I could eat it everyday! Plenty of greens with enough of everything else to make it a balanced salad. We added falafel to it which was very good while hot. We got a side of falafel to go and was not the same when we reheated it. It was dense and salty.
Polenta Fries Israeli ketchup
Very good and much better than regular fries. It had an earthy delicious seasoning. The Israeli ketchup was great.
On a very cold day in the Capital hills neighborhood of D.C., we had our second brunch at Garrison. We were shown to a dark table next to the wall. Since almost all of the front of the restaurant was empty, I asked to be moved to the front so we would have a better lighting. Dark restaurants on a cold cloudy day is not my idea of a good time.
Service was helpful.
Dry Aged Beef Burger aged New York cheddar, smoked paprika potato chips
This must have been one of the best burgers we have ever had. It had a very beefy, smoky flavor. I told our waiter how much we enjoyed it and he mentioned that the meat was a combination of bison and beef from a local place in Virginia. The chips were fine. The burger’s garnish of the pickled tomatillo, pickle and Pepperoncini intrigued my interest when I saw a picture online.
Croque Madame country ham, Gruyere cheese, sunny side up duck egg, house made bread
On their online menu it says rye bread but we got brioche bread instead. It was tasty but the ham and cheese was not as plentiful as the one from Primrose restaurant.
Our second brunch at Kith and Kin. The experience was mix as was the first time. Let’s just say, I will not bother going back.
Egusi Monkfish fufu, egusi seeds, spinach
The fish was cooked well and went well with the spicy acidic sauce but a small portion.
It was a plantain dough that you were supposed to eat with the monkfish. It was OK.
Goat Roti braised goat shoulder, crispy potatoes, celery variations
My husband picked this dish. He should have gone with the crab curry instead. The goat was chewy and not too pleasant to eat. I told our waitress towards the end of our meal and she responded, that she will let the chef know. Well, at $24, you expect a better dish.
Scotts is a new British/American restaurant not far from the Portrait gallery. The decor was welcoming and there was a live jazz to entertain you. Since they had just opened up, the service was attentive.
Scotts Eggs Benedict Scotch Egg, Canadian Bacon, Roasted Potatoes
My husband was going to order the classic Benedict. I convinced him to go for the scotts egg, which is a classic british dish. basically sausage wrapped around soft egg. He loved it. It also came with a flavorful Canadian bacon. The potatoes were OK. They could have used a more interesting potato variety than a plain old white. The star of the dish was the very lemony hollandaise sauce. I could eat a bowl of it everyday, but my doctor would not approve.
The Full Monty! Scottish Breakfast Eggs, bacon, pork sausage, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, black pudding, roasted potatoes, baked beans
At $17, you got your money worth. Plenty of food to fill you up. Bacon was flavorful. Pork sausage was on the salty side and the black pudding was thankfully mild and earthy.
American son is chef Tim Ma’s modern american restaurant located at the Eaton hotel. The food we had was good and service was attentive.
Fried Chicken Sandwich Carrot, Papaya Slaw | Jalapeno | Thai Basil | Kewpie Mayonnaise
My husband picked this and enjoyed the flavorful, juicy sandwich.
Beef Cheek Coffee | Anson Mills Perla Bianco | Wood Fired Rapini | Charred Peach
It was a good portion. The beef cheeks were larger than usual. The meat was a little bland but when you combined it with other ingredients, it was good. The pickled peach was a nice touch and provided a sweet/salty element to the dish. There was plenty of polenta to fill you up if you choose to eat it all which I did not.
We have been to St. Anselm twice for brunch. The first time, shockingly, I forgot to take pictures. That does not happen that often. The place is dark and reminds you of a saloon or a steakhouse. If you go there you must try their delicious beef.
Steak & Eggs grilled butcher’s steak, eggs your way, hash browns, béarnaise
As you take your first bite of steak, you are in heaven. Perfectly beefy and smoky goodness. You should not even bother cooking your own steak at home. The hash browns were dense and tasty. You could use more béarnaise though. We had this dish twice.
Dry Aged Burger bacon, muenster, 1000 island
My husband wanted to try their burger and it did not disappoint. It was good but not the best burger we ever had. It came with a pickle. It would have been nice if it came with a side of greens.
Eggs Norwegian smoked salmon, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise
The dish I forgot to take a picture of. It was pretty good. Smoked salmon was silky and went very well with the potato pancakes.
Amaranth Pear Cake
Nutty and delicious fall cake.
Apple Walnut Cake
A very good cake with plenty of apple and walnut pieces.
Amaranth Raspberry Cake
This one had raspberry preserve in the middle. Very good and not too sweet.
Bird Bread and Mini Sourdough
Their oven was being repaired and they did not have their usual line up. So, I got to try two new breads. The bird bread was a combination of millet, oat flour and seeds. It was a little sweet and tasted pretty good but it did not slice well. The sourdough was tasty and was worth a try.
The first two slices were easy to slice but it went downhill afterwards.
I have been wanting to try Tiger Fork since last year. When I read that they had a new brunch menu, I decided to give it a try. The food we had was good but overpriced considering the portions, specially when it came to meat portions. Service was friendly.
Shumai Brown butter scallop, pork
Very good start. You got surf and turf.
Black Pepper Steak Claypot Confit potato, duck egg, rice
At $26, you did not feel like you got a value. The few pieces of beef you got, were not that tender and the dish was sweet.
Beef Chow Fun Brisket, bok choy, rice noodles
My husband wanted this dish. The noodles were tasty but the brisket slices were a hit and miss. the fatty parts were pretty good and flavorful. The lean slices were chewy and not pleasant to eat.