I used to think I was pretty good at making salads but all of my creations have been crushed by some top DC restaurants lately. If I made a list of the three best and most creative salads in DC they would be: Parmesan/prosciutto/cherry at Maple; kale/pineapple/manchego at Lost Society; and finally, ahi tuna/soba noodle/peanut at Del Frisco’s Grille.
Now that I think about it, I eat a lot of salad.Anthony and I went to Del Frisco’s in Philly about a year ago. He is awesome and booked us a reservation there last night. Just like last time, the food didn’t disappoint.
Starting from the other side of the table, check out Anthony’s burger. It is made of lamb and topped off with a sort of spicy tzatziki sauce, herby arugula, and the cutest ketchup bottle I have ever seen.
Moving up to the scallops: Good, but not our favorite. Not that we are scallop connesouirs, but we thought they were too peppery and would have benefited from a sweeter and/or creamier accompaniment than salty soybeans.
Luckily all this salty was put to an end when Anthony texted the twins (who work at Del Frisco’s in Philly) to tell them we were eating at their DC restaurant… which inspired them to ring up our waiter from afar and have him bring us two desserts that were each larger than my head. On the house.
No really, look at the picture. Bigger than my head.
The chocolate cake was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. It is basically a just-enough-undercooked triple chocolate brownie exploding with smooth, warm fudge. It’s so gooey that you have to pair it with ice cream so that it doesn’t flood your mouth with too much chocolatey goodness.
I upped the romance at this high-end restaurant by presenting Anthony with a grade school-ish handmade valentine and a make-you-own goat cheese kit. One of my talents is giving him gifts that he didn’t even know he wanted!
- What’s your favorite kind of salad?
- One dessert for the rest of your life. What would it be?
- Sunrise or sunset?