Food: five course french cuisine at Adour


Last night we went to adour, the washingtonian nominated #5 best restaurant DC-metropolitan area

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Designed by David Rockwell and the New York-based architecture firm Rockwell Group, Adour is set in a landscape of bold hues: black, silver, brown, cream and gold which intermingle with rich textures to create a lush, warm environment.

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We chose an Argentinean wine to pair with our FIVE course tasting menu, which was actually 7 counting everything we had.

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These mini baguettes are incredible! I couldn’t help but to eat both of them with a lot of butter!

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courtesy of the chef: mushroom soup in an expresso coffee cup, cute ;)

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with tiny croutons

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Course 1: cold consome with caviar

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when they first brought the plate we couldn’t understand what is it, so little and no soup. But then they brought the soup separately and pour it over in the table.

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it was very tasty.

Course 2: PATH VALLEY RAINBOW BEET SALAD with GOAT CHEESE CREAM and CANDIED WALNUTS

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the beets are sliced in very think fillet

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Course 3: BRAISED HALIBUT with CONTEMPORARY CLAM CHOWDER

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the chowder was incredibly tasty!

Course 4: ROASTED VEAL LOIN with MARKET VEGETABLE ‘AU GRATIN’

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I didn’t mind much the meat, although the men loved it, but the veggies were amazing.

Course 5: OUR BABA with ARMAGNAC and LIGHT WHIPPED CREAM

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they brought separately the baba, a soft, spongy cake

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pour the licor

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add the cream

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ready to serve

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the cognac was strong which I love :)

Finally they brought us french macaroons and chocolates for the coffee

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I love love love macaroons! I don’t know if it’s because they’re so pretty and glamourous or I really like how it tastes. Although I find them too sweet, I still managed to have two of them ;)

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After this SCRUMPTIOUS meal, at this modern and chic restaurant, with one of the service I’ve ever had in DC area, I ended up with a serious food comma, a food baby which didn’t allow me to sleep until 3 AM :shock: And now I feel all bloated. But it definitely worth it! :D

Q: Is there anything that you eat just because it’s so pretty?

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8 responses to “Food: five course french cuisine at Adour

  1. Macaroons are definitely a “pretty food” :)

  2. What great food presentation! Glad to hear you liked it all!

  3. raspberry french macaroons are my favorite!!!

  4. CHILIFLAKE

    that all looks aaamazing!! yum! especially the baba..

  5. Ummm….I’ve been known to have a dessert or two just because it looks pretty.

    I’m a big fan of elaborate French-style pastry concoctions! :)

  6. Those baguettes look amazing!

  7. sounds like a super fancy meal; i would have also been in a huge food coma after all of that goodness! :)

  8. This all looks so delicious!!! That soup looks incredible. I would have been confused too, at first, ha!
    And that dessert, I am salivating over it :) Anything with cream is right up my alley!

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