Tea @ The InterContinental Hotel! :)
The beginning of our girls only foodie day hehe!
Christmas decorations make me so happy haha!
Such a gorgeous tress!!
And I love loveee the ceiling of this hotel!
To be fair I love ALL InterContinental hotels they are always so pretty inside and out!
Tea time :)!
With a harpist to boot!
Om Nom Nom!
I just adore tea time!!!
They had lemon curd too!!
I loveee lemon curd.. I find the hallmark of a good afternoon tea ALWAYS provides lemon curd. You'd be surprised how often places in the US don't give lemon curd!
An entire gingerbread replica of the hotel!
Central Michel Richard owned by James Beard winner chef Michel Richard! :)
I haven't really been able to explore the Washington, DC food scene so I was so excited when Sally suggested we go to CMR! Because it was delish and now I can't wait to come back and try his higher end restaurant Citronelle!
The bread came out piping hot w/ delicious creamy soft butter. A nice touch! I definitely think a restaurants bread and butter speaks volumes about the type of food that will come out of its kitchen.
|Gourges (french cheese puffs)|
OMGOSH these were DELICIOUS!!
The outside was crisp, flaky buttery and the inside was filled w/ soft cheese.. omggggg these were nommy. Loved them!
The restaurant was crazy packed!!
This is just a small part of the restaurant too!
What can I say I love cheese and I love bread.. So cheese + bread = heaven for me!!
<3 this pretty girl :)!
YES I'm taking a picture of someone taking a picture.... of food..
Sometimes stereotypes persist for a reason hahahah ;)
|Pork Belly confit w/ braised lentils and Mushroom pearl risotto|
But omgosh both these dishes were delicious!!!!!
The pork belly was so deliciously fatty and juicy and the skin was so crisp and it sat on a bed of creamy lentils (such a ridiculous run on sentence I know). I really don't know why I don't eat more lentils because they are so yummy haha!
The mushroom pearl risotto was SO good that I practically licked the plate clean. Literally. There was a little bit left over and the waiter came to take it and I practically yelled at him AHAHAHAHA.
|Burger w/ bacon & cheddar and fries w/ brussel sprouts and bacon|
When we originally ordered we decided to split a burger which turned out to be a wise decision because neither one of us actually even made it to our burger. The fries were delicious however! And brussels sprouts + bacon is always delicious!
I ate my burger the next day it was still pretty good but I imagine it would have been much better if I had been able to eat it at the restaurant haha.
Even though we totally did not even touch our entree we did however find room for dessert.
This dessert was actually a 2 person portion hahaha but it really could have been for like 4 ppl at least! We barely made a dent before waving the white flag.
It's basically a deconstructed banana split and it.was.AWESOME.
The top compartments features 3 different types of super delicious ice cream and sorbet. And the bottom is halved bananas - yes under all that whip cream/nectarines/chocolate/pistachios/almonds/caramel/hot chocolate sauce are bananas. ahahahaha.
See mom I had fruit today BAHAHAHAHA.
I highly doubt this is what she meant when she wanted to know if I ate fruit today though ;p
The United State Capital building is literally a straight shot from the restaurant.
I never realized how beautiful D.C. was until I moved away. I will definitely have to come back and re-explore DC :) I think you really do tend to take for granted things in your surroundings until they AREN'T your surroundings anymore hahaha.
Thanks for a fabulous day Sally I had so much fun now I'm off to attempt to work off my food baby.. and my food baby's baby ahahahahaha!
BTW. I will totes be going back to Central Michel Richard to order ALL of the above + the famous fried chicken!
If you are visiting D.C. GO HERE!!!! hahahaha :p