Monday, July 19, 2010

A great lunch in DC

Continuing our Great Yankee Road Trip we arrived in Washington, DC, late yesterday. It's always a challenge to decide where to eat here; there are so many great places from so many cuisines. This morning we went to see the National Cathedral, which was an awesome experience. We drove down to the Georgetown area and wandered around. We wound up choosing "Ristorante Picolo" for our lunch venue.

They have a $12 lunch special, which Tom chose, but I ordered two antipasti instead, having one as the secondo (main course). Once seated, we were presented with a little dish of very good olive oil with shredded parmesan, and good crusty bread.

For my antipasto, I chose Insalata Caprese, which was quite tasty. Perfect fresh mozzarella, red ripe tomato, a couple of chunks of sundried tomato, a scattering of fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of good balsamic vinaigrette. For the main course, I ordered another antipasto, a roasted crab stuffed portobello mushroom, with crab demi-glace sauce. Yummy! The crab stuffing, while not "jumbo lump" was still very good quality crab with very little filler.

Tom's lunch let him choose between a salad or soup for the antipasto. He had a quite nice (although not particularly exciting) salad with a light vinaigrette. His main course was "Arrosto Misto," a combination of roasted chicken breast (two boneless breast halves)and Italian sausage. It was topped with a chunky and very well made tomato sauce, with a couple of garlic crostini tucked in the sides to soak up the sauce. He was quite happy as well.

I had a glass of Mezza Corona pinot grigio, and Tom had two imported beers, and the total bill for a lovely meal with plenty of food was $54, quite reasonable, we thought, for the quality and quantity of our lunch!
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1 comment:

Christine said...

Excellent restaurant choice!