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User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 19, 2017 9:27 PM (UTC)
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Last night was my 3rd time at Tail Up Goat (@tailupgoat ) and at this point besides the tasting menu places it is by far my favorite most recommended place to eat at in DC. They completely capture the "dinner party" feel while also having the highest level of attentive and knowledgeable service... and that's before getting to the badass, delicious, creative Mediterranean food the kitchen pumps out - I've yet to taste anything I didn't love here. Pictured here : garlics knots, salt cod, red bite bialy bread with creme fraiche / duck egg / trout roe, blue Hubbard squash cappelletti with smoked apple butter, tagliatelle with pork ragu and ricotta salata, and a whole roasted deboned porgy surrounded by amazing things. Favorite thing was the mind blowing cappelletti (porgy also was nuts) but as previously stated everything was stupidly good. I will also note that Tail Up is an excellent choice for vegetarians and also the "I only want meat" crowd (they have dc famous lamb ribs). Just go here and order anything and you'll leave happy 😋* @kevtcort makes a rare picture appearance at the end here*
User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 16, 2017 1:28 AM (UTC)
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First trip to the new Wharf district in DC this past Sunday to check out @requinwharfdc (with @kevtcort per usual) There's some incredible food being churned out here right now (service could use some tightening up but it is new and I'm sure that will be fixed in time)... anywho the cuisine is distinctively French, but in a non-traditional way. The high points here are amongst the best French food I've had in DC. Courses pictured: Pommes beignets, escargot croissants, red snapper 'sashimi', quail pork shank pie thing (can't recall / find the proper name), foie gras French toast, Duck 'a l'orange'. Favorite dish was that pie : just a pure blast of rustic French flavor at its best - incredible. The duck was another star with the sauce mixture coming together in a beautiful way (very different from classic slightly sour a l'orange sauce hence the quotes), and the little bites were perfect starters. Wine was also fantastic - I'd absolutely recommend eating here but probably at the bar until the service kinks get ironed out.
User Image sasulli8 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 11:00 PM (UTC)
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It may be 40° outside but I’m devouring these delicious #seasonal #icecream flavors from @jenisicecreams at the @yelpdc #yelpelite event!! 🍦
User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 12, 2017 2:12 PM (UTC)
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Great dinner at Esaan Thai ( @esaantumbar ) in McLean with @kevtcort last night. Had heard great things and it did not disappoint. As the name indicates the restaurant focuses on food from the Esaan / Isaan region of Thailand in the northeast of the country. Intense heat and sour fish sauce flavors are prevalent which I love, and it's evident the restaurant uses very high quality ingredients. Pictured here : spicy and sour fried chicken salad, marinated grilled pork shoulder with tamarind / fish sauce dip, and fried mackerel lettuce wrap with noodles and a lime, chili, fish sauce dip. All were fantastic! For fans of Little Serow I'd definitely recommend checking this place out.
User Image thehungryglomad Posted: Nov 9, 2017 10:49 PM (UTC)
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Throwback to April 2016 with the amazing fried chicken sandwich from @convivialrestaurant

This is one of the best fried chicken sandwiches you can get in the national capital region. Eat it at the bar during happy hour. If you still have room, try their delicious cheeseburger as well 😋
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#tbt to meeting @michelinguide International Director Michael Ellis at the 2018 DC @michelinguide release party! What a night! 📸 @hill1811
User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 9, 2017 2:45 AM (UTC)
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Been having some great lunches lately! This one courtesy Amoo's (@amoosrestaurant ) in McLean which is a Persian restaurant. Pictured here in front is a excellent quality lamb kabob but the specialty rice in back may be the real star : Saffron glazed pistachio, almonds, barberries, cranberries, candied carrots and orange peels tossed with long grain basmati rice 😳 Definitely recommend upgrading to a specialty rice if you go, excited to try the other ones in the future.
User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 8, 2017 2:56 AM (UTC)
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Follow up from my last post - I went back to Takumi and got the fresh cuts of the day option, and oh man... the only time I've had sushi this good was at Sushi Taro in DC which is Michelin starred (this was quite a bit cheaper too). Absolutely incredible with regards to quality of ingredients but also with the preparation. From left to right / top to bottom : Bronzini with a touch of lime, medium fatty tuna, Walu, Japanese yellowtail, torched salmon belly, and mini Walu rolls with Jalapeño. Not pictured : after chatting with the staff (who are super friendly!) they let me try a piece of monkfish liver with ponzu which was also delicious. Excited to go here more often on the weekends when they apparently get more special deliveries from Japan.
I feel really strongly about the pastry program at @maketto1351 right now. @pichetong is doing very special things. Do yourself a favor: check out this blog post then go there immediately!! Link in profile
I love @kinship_metier so much! When I’ came for dinner the St. Honoré dessert was served on this awesome map of Paris. I’ asked if they would all sign one for me but the Pastry Chef @schpeckah wasn’t there. No worries, they emailed a few days later that my map was ready! Such service and such a special keepsake! Thank you!!
User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 6, 2017 5:06 PM (UTC)
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Really impressive high quality nigiri sushi for lunch at Takumi in Falls Church. This was just the regular sushi selection as well - excited to try the premium cuts sampler next time I go. Besides the tuna which I always love, the beautifully seared eel in the bottom right was my other fav 🍣
User Image frankeatsfoods Posted: Nov 6, 2017 12:36 AM (UTC)
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Shots from an incredible dinner last Friday at @charlestonrestaurant in Baltimore (with @kevtcort )! Pics of the savory courses in the reverse order I received them: Beef tenderloin with chanterelles, foie gras butter, and sauce bordelaise (god tier delicious), halibut with mushroom fricassee in lemon beurre blanc sauce, fresh artichoke risotto, and fried oysters with lemon cayenne dipping sauce. Exceptional meal / wine pairings / and service. The restaurant's cooking is French / Southern (great combo) - the only staple there I've yet to try is the shrimp and grits so that'll have to happen next time 😋
Had my own little power lunch at BLT Steak. What a great meal! Thank you @chefbonk!!
- Tuna tartare (avocado, soy-lime dressing)
- Popovers
- The most wonderful gnocchi - Lobster cobb salad (avocado, cheddar, pancetta)
- 50 day aged strip loin, braised wagyu belly, toasted acorn squash with Gorgonzola - Port wine braised short ribs
- Butterscotch panna cotta
User Image thehungryglomad Posted: Nov 2, 2017 9:48 PM (UTC)
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Throwback to March 2016 – One of the lovely desserts from the 7-course Chef’s Choice Tasting Menu 😋

@restaurant_eve is run by the husband-and-wife team of Chef @cathalarmstrong and Meshelle Armstrong, restaurateurs who also own several other restaurants in the DMV. Named after the couple’s daughter, Restaurant Eve represents one of the best fine-dining destinations in Old Town, Alexandria. If you have eaten here in years past, you may also remember that the restaurant used to serve a multi-course Filipino dinner that celebrated Meshelle’s culture and heritage. Unfortunately, that delicious family-style option is no longer available. However, hope is on the way for fans of Chef Armstrong’s Asian cooking. He and Meshelle will open a new Southeast Asian restaurant named @kaliwa_dc this Fall at The Wharf! 😃

Plume was an absolute dream. I had a moment during dinner where I looked around and was just blissfully happy. There’s something about classic fine dining that makes you feel like you’re in be middle of the most perfectly-executed ballet. From the gilded decor to the exquisite food to the perfectly paired wine: it was gorgeous, it was elegant, it was perfection. ................
— Diver scallops (red kuri squash purée, pumpkin seed oil)
— Spanish Carabinero Prawn and Veal Tartar (buttermilk, lobster bisque)
— Oxtail consommé (beef tartar, foie gras medallion, sherry)
— Iceland Wolffish (red beet and apple, sturgeon caviar)
— Red Deer Osso Buco (poppy seed Australian noodles, cranberry “Cumberland” sauce)
— Hudson Valley Moulard Magret (ginger carrot purée, plum wine sauce)
— Frozen Açaí Berry “Half Moon” (yuzu opalis cream cheese, white sesame soul)
— Birthday Cigar (forelle pear, fall spice sponge cake, purple yam ice cream)
— Wine Director and Sommelier David Metz
— Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel
For me fine dining is about so much more than just the food: it’s about creating an experience and a connection, and that’s exactly what owners Chef Eric Ziebold and Celia Laurent-Ziebold have done. From Celia greeting you in the salon to Chef Eric visiting each table, Métier is such a warm and intimate experience you feel like they personally invited you into their home. And oh the food! Not only was it delicious and creative, there were stories written about each dish to further reinforce that dinner party feel. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and helping to celebrate my mom’s birthday @kinship_metier @ericziebold @laurentcelia @schpeckah!! ................
- Sautéed Boston Mackerel (orange glazed carrots, niçoise olive crumbs, socca)
- Roasted Banana Bavarois (California sea urchin, Australian black truffle) - Garbure (pan seared Pekin duck breast, Savoy cabbage fondue, la ratte potatoes, foie gras emolusion)
- Lobster Cassoulet (adzuki beans, grilled onion, pickled mushroom, shiso and dashi broth)
- Grilled Japanese Kuroge Beef (russett potato mille-feuille, spiced sunflower seeds, sautéed kale, chive blossoms, sunchoke purée, bartlett pear)
- Concord Grape Ispahan (cardamom rose gelée, lychee granité, greek yogurt parfait)
- St. Honoré (salted caramel crème diplomate, coffee semifreddo)
- Cookies and Milkshakes *first two dishes in reverse order than they were served just because I like the first picture better 😂