The first night a few of us out-of-towners went to Georgia Browns, which was recommended by many local people at the conference I was at. Georgia Browns is a southern restaurant. Oh, I forgot to mention my good luck that it was also restaurant week. So, naturally I ordered off the special three course menu for $35.13. I ordered the fried green tomato, creole tilapia with andouille sausage, and the sticky toffee pudding, oh and a glass of Pinot Grigio. The fried green tomato was a little tough - not tomato season? The tilapia was fine, and I love grits...although the andouille sausage was a bit overwhelming. The bread pudding (salted caramel, sugared pecans and whipped cream) was disappointing, it was was served in a jar, that was nice presentation, but it was mush and was too sweet for me (don't get me wrong, it wasn't horrible, it was just not for me, one of the other ladies liked it). This might be the best southern place in DC...but it was not the real thing for me.
|in a take out box...so less appetizing looking|
Night three I found an Indian restaurant in the hotel magazine, Rasoi Indian Kitchen. The atmosphere was nice, and was quiet when I first got there, but soon people started to stream in. I ordered the vegetable sampler appetizer; one somosa, one potato cake, and three fried vegetables. I didn't eat it all, but it was very good, usually somosas are my favorite but the potato cake was my favorite item. The fried vegetables were also really good. I couldn't decide on for an entree so I asked my waiter between two, what did he like best? He selected the green chili chicken, that he said was very spicy, and I ordered garlic naan. When they brought out my entree, I had a bit of food envy....did I really want that or should I have gotten the kashmiri murgh? The green chili chicken looked unappetizing. I put some on my plate and was happy to see the chicken was boneless. But...it was fatty, I hate fatty chicken. Reluctantly I took a bit, the green spices were very overwhelming, but I didn't think it was spicy. As I ate the chicken, it grew on me and I ate all the chicken pieces, but this dish was very far from a favorite and would probably not order it again. The garlic naan was delicious, it was soft and moist, perfect - so many places don't the get bread right and usually I end up with overlooked dry bread, but this place, it was perfect.