Where to Eat?

I’ve had a lull in my kitchen escapades so I decided to come back with a vengeance. I’ll provide commentary on that soon enough.  My 1st order of business is to let you in on some of my recent food outings.

First up is Boqueria Tapas Bar & Restaurant.  The origins of the restaurant is from La Boqueria, an institution located in Barcelona.  This public market serves the freshest of meats, fish & produce and provided the inspiration for the tapas bar.  Originally a NY establishment, the M St. location is the only DC outpost.  I was there in May (!!) and I met with an out of town friend along with a few others in the late evening on a Sunday.  We didn’t necessarily want to eat but we did want to try a few desserts.
We decided to try one of their specialities, churros con chocolate as well as a two other desserts, the torrija y helado & the flan.  Since I’m a sucker for savory dishes, I knew that the tapas I wanted to try was the bunuelos de bacalao, a salt cod fritter.  Did I mention that there was a mixed cocktail involved? 

churros con chocolate

bunuelos de bacalao

torrija y helado

Everything was delicious and I can’t wait to go to back for brunch!
Boqueria Tapas Bar & Restaurant
1837 M St. NW 
Washington, DC
(202) 558-9545
Most of you know that I have a special relationship with pork.  So I was really excited to be invited to the soft opening of The Pig.  A friend of mine is the Executive Chef and a group of us helped to taste test the items on the menu.  
We were a party of 4 and the restaurant asked us to limit our order to 4 items per person.  That’s a lot of food!  Luckily we all eat above our body weight 🙂

Farmhouse Smash made w strawberries and basil

Mushrooms beurre blanc

Duck ravioli

Porchetta

Braised pork cheeks

Grilled octupus

Crispy pigs ears

Charred pork belly

Mac & cheese w truffle crust

Wild boar ragu

Pig ramen

chickpea hash

Sundae bloody sundae

basil goat cheese & tomato sorbet
The Pig
1320 14th St. NW
Washington, DC
(202) 290-2845
I hope you get to try these 2 places.  Let me know what you think!

Cheers!

MXM

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