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$200 tasting?

Punkrockchef81 Jan 14, 2008 01:36 PM

I'm a chef from Rhode Island, and I'm going to be spending 4th of July weekend a Hotel Rouge in DC. I was looking for recomendations from local foodies for a great tasting menu with wine pairings for me and my girlfriend. I hate to put a price tag on it, but there are plenty of other activities planned for the weekend.....Hence the budget


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    Elyssa RE: Punkrockchef81 Jan 14, 2008 01:46 PM

    While it's not in DC-proper I highly recommend Restaurant Eve. As a chef I'm sure you will love what Chef Armstrong is doing out in Old Town Alexandria. There is a bistro (where I ate) and a seperate Tasting Room, which I hear is excellent.

    I also really love the Tasting Menu at Equinox. Equinox has excellent sourcing and their dishes included some of the freshest local ingrediants around. Depending on your wine/drink situation that should bring you right around $200 or so.

    Finally, while I have never been, I've heard wonderful things about Komi. Book well in advance, since it's one of the hottest tickets in town.

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      Punkrockchef81 RE: Elyssa Jan 14, 2008 01:58 PM

      Thanks.... I stumbled across Komi and was curious what people had to say. The website is vauge, but thats what peaked my interest. I might check out Minibar for some drinks and "New Food" as well

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        gatorfoodie RE: Elyssa Jan 14, 2008 01:58 PM

        I second the wonderful things said about Komi's tasting menu. Incredible food, great ambiance, seemless service...the whole package was there. One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in DC.

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        Dakota Guy RE: Punkrockchef81 Jan 14, 2008 02:21 PM

        Is that $200 each or for the couple? If it is each, my recommendations would be Citronelle, Restaurant Eve, or the Minibar. If for a couple, I would recommend Komi.

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          Punkrockchef81 RE: Dakota Guy Jan 14, 2008 02:29 PM

          200 each....I plan on checking out minbar, but not sure if i want a whole meal there. Might snag some drinks early in the evening and a few bights, then head of to eat later

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            HilkaryIC RE: Punkrockchef81 Jan 14, 2008 04:58 PM

            having drinks and a few bites at Cafe Atlantico is very different than Minibar. Although I personally like Cafe Atlantico alot, it is not the same experience as minibar.

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              Jason1 RE: HilkaryIC Jan 15, 2008 09:15 AM

              Yes, to be clear, minibar is only six seats, and you must reserve it one month to the day from when you plan to eat there. Having said that, I believe that''s probably the most interesting tasting menu of them all.

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          mordacity RE: Punkrockchef81 Jan 15, 2008 08:55 AM

          Yes, go to Komi! Their tasting menu is delicious, varied, well-paired with the accompanying wines and the perfect amount of food and wine. I left full and satisfied but not overstuffed and drunker than I had intended like I did at Citronelle. The best meal I've had in DC so far.

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