Sunday, July 7, 2013

weekly wrap up

this week we had some pretty special meals!
here we go!

monday: Nationals baseball game dollar hot dog night!

tuesday: roasted tomato soup and grilled cheese 

wednesday: sausage, pepper, and onion hoagies

thursday: the Fourth! watermelon, among other things...

friday: weird, made-up, taco soup. delicious!

saturday: my 30th! 15-course tasting menu at DC's Graffiato! can't even begin to describe this meal.  amazing.  absolutely, amazing.

a 30 year old. 

fantastic smoked tequila and cucumber "vida mezcal" with blood orange and house "punch"

antipasti platter. 2 homemade cured meats, arancini, chicken liver mousse with gooseberries, fresh goat cheese with ramp honey, giardiniera, cucumber and ramp salad

cold seafood. perfectly grilled squid, poached shrimp, steamed mussels with chili oil

olive oil and yuzu compressed asian pears with stracciatella and green peppercorn

broccolini with red pepper relish, feta, and walnuts.  smoked beets with golden beet puree, sheep's milk ricotta, and pickled orange

"the hobbit" wood fired pizza.  (the name alone. seriously.) castelrosso cheese, mushrooms, lardo, crispy rosemary

charred asparagus, burnt hollandaise, candied lemon, hazlenuts. Graffiato's version of an old-fashinoned and rosemary vodka, lavender, honey and lemon

smoked pork belly over greens with a cherry fig reduction

sweet corn agnolotti, chanterelles, pine nuts and parm

charred octopus and tomato mostarda

gnocchi with pork ragu, whipped ricotta and burnt rosemary

chocolate budino with olive oil gelato, pine nuts, and cherry, finished with sea salt

rhubarb tarte with cardamom crumble and lemon ricotta sorbet
and a candle for Katie! :)

sunday: fried brie, blackberry, and toasted pecan salad

what did you eat this week?

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