Now the real challenge…what have we indulged in lately? And did I manage to capture any of it with my camera? (Unfortunately, the answer to the latter is no.)
I had a very nice meal at a local restaurant named Walker’s Grille. It’s relatively new and prides itself on using as many recycled products and sustainable ingredients as possible. It also uses solar power to reduce some of its energy use. My hanger steak with a horseradish blue cheese sauce was cooked perfectly and the pommes frites with a trio of sauces (house-made ketchup, roasted garlic/truffle aioli and malt vinegar/black peppercorn) were divine. The pecan praline cheesecake was more than serviceable but nothing terribly exciting.
Friday we went into the city for lunch at the always consistent (and packed) Lauriol Plaza. After our last few times there leaving with too many doggie bags we decided it might be prudent to change our ordering strategies. To start, we had their mussels marinara, a healthy portion of mussels steamed in white wine, ginger, scallions and garlic. For our entree we normally would have each ordered our own carne asada but we opted instead to split the fajitas for two. One advantage to this is they do part of the work for you by cutting the meat as opposed to the whole steak one receives with the carne asada. Although we still left with a doggie bag, it was much less than our normal haul.
Hmmm. My dining over the last week or so seemed much more interesting at the time. Other than those two restaurants we didn’t really eat anything out of the ordinary.
Tonight we’re having bacon cheeseburgers (wahoo!) which we haven’t had in awhile. At the moment, however, it’s a bit chilly here in metro DC (a freeze warning is in effect after 80 degree weather last week) and I’m very much craving either my homemade chicken noodle soup or perhaps a nice ham with potatoes dauphinoise. I suppose I can wait until Easter for the latter. 🙂