I am just waiting for this day to end. Why? Well 1.) it’s friday! (if you’re singing Rebecca Black in your head now, were on the same wave length) 2.) its my last day of work for a month. Vacation here I come!
But in the meantime I wanted to so a little something different on the blog.
I’ve wanted to start this section of the blog for awhile but clearly I have been slacking. I am lucky enough to have a job and co-workers that know a lot about DC and when I say a lot I mean all the best places to eat.
Hopefully in the future this will be helpful to friends, family, and my readers who visit the DC area!
First up is Poste Modern Brasserie.
Poste is located in the Penn Quarter right by the Chinatown metro station and is nestled neatly in the Hotel Monaco a Kimpton Hotel.
Poste is known for its environmental and eco-friendly practices. Most of their vegetables, herbs, meats and cheeses are either grown organically on the property and or bought at local farmers markets.
I was lucky enough to go to a Poste roast through work. This is where they spit roast a pig in their garden and serve it with delicious sides all in their lovely outdoor garden seating.
However, it was so darn hot that we decided to move it inside. I’m not going to lie I was a little disappointed because I was excited to have the full experience but in the long run I was much more comfortable inside.
Here was our lovely little piggy. However, your’s truly doesn’t eat much pork so I steared clear of the pig but I indulged in our other options.
The sides were grilled asparagus, homemade saurkraut, fingerling potatoes, grilled rosemary peaches, homemade macaroni and cheese, and salmon with a cilantro pico de gallo sauce.
I filled my plate of goodies. Everything I tried was AMAZING. The salmon was delicious, the potatoes were buttery and flavorful, the asparagus was seasoned and cooked perfectly, the mac and cheese was to die for, and the peaches, well words can’t describe how I felt about them.
Then came dessert.
Homemade lemon verbana ice cream with a mixed seasonal berry cobbler. I got a little excited and ate most of mine before I snapped a picture. The berries were bursting with flavor the topping was crunchy and buttery and the ice cream was heavenly.
Clearly I would recommend Poste to any and everyone. I would call their food french mixed with the farm to table movement comfort foods. Although their prices are a little steep for my regular dining fair with entrees starting around $25 , lunch is slightly better with prices closer to $15 per entree. But think of it this way, the food is fresh, organic, local and you know the food is good so I think for a splurge or visit its totally worth it.
So how do you all feel about restaurant reviews?
T-minus 7 hours until I leave for the beach! Stay tuned for a fun beach post with a pretty awesome recipe that is definitely not bathing suit approved.