2 March, 2017
Great Food In DC
Not only has the politics evolved in the capital city, DC but the food scenario has also changed completely. Surging ahead of overcooked steaks and wilted salads, the city has become a food paradise with some of the finest restaurants located here. We pick up a few from the bounty for you to try the next time you place your legs in the city.
Local chef Aaron Silverman’s two-story Barrack’s Row joint is definitely stellar of the town. Even its tow hour plus wait does not put off the food lovers. Any special occasion deserves a celebration in a restaurant of this caliber. Never forget to start your journey here with the cocktail made with apple cider and brisket fat-washed moonshine and then move forward to the bowl of Silverman’s pork and lychee salad. It’s fusion cuisine of Jewish, French, Thai and even your grandmother’s home cooking will make you go hungry all over again.
Located in the bustling Chinatown/Gallery Place district; the destination counts amongst the hottest spots in DC. You can get your fill here with a variety of large and small appetizers and entrees like brick-oven pizzas, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and grits, mini burgers, prime New York strips and more.
Fig and Olive Washington DC
Flaunt your urbane, sophisticated style in this French-inspired Mediterranean chain of restaurant spread across some major cities of U.S. Right from appetizers to salads to main course and desserts; you would realize the true meaning of fine-dining at Fig and Olive Washington DC.
Opened in 2011 by Chef Fabio Trabocchi, the restaurant took a little time in establishing itself as the ultimate destination for exquisite, sumptuous luxe Italian seafood. While pasta like the tender pappardelle with bolognese ragu rules the roost, the seafood stands in a strong support and complementing manner. Its cocktail menu would leave you reeling with six variations of negroni alone. For those who need to feel decadent, do not miss out on bomboloni, the Sardinian-style ricotta donuts.
Indian flavors are no less popular in DC. Lose yourself in the modern flavors of India by trying any of its savory dishes which uses cardamom, ginger, and all other Indian spices. With food classified as ‘chaat’, ‘tawa’ and ‘tandoor’, both vegetarians and carnivores are spoilt for choice. Do not forget to try its signature dish, the palak chaat which is crafted from crispy baby spinach leaves dressed with yogurt. It would simply melt in your mouth. Top chefs like Tom Collichio simply cannot resist the place.