Food: eating out Saturday

Due to lack of food at home (empty fridge! :shock:) and my cook-laziness, we eat out twice a day on Saturday.

For lunch we went to Rice. After that visit with Maggie and Bobby, it became our to-go restaurant in our neighbor for a quick meal.

Since then we always order the same appetizers.

For me: veggie soup with silken tofu


For Star: chicken soup


As entree, I had thai stir-fry veggies with basil and fried tofu


that came with black rice which was super chewy (love it!)


Star had shrimp spaghetti with bacon


Afternoon was spent at the gym and an 2 hour nap, preparing for a formal dinner at Taberna del Alabardero. Washingtonian Magazine restaurant critic Robert Shoffner calls it “The best Spanish restaurant in the Country”.

For five of us we ordered 3 appetizers

Dry Tuna with Garlic, Olive Oil and Pistachio Sauce served with Salty Tomato and Crunchy Bread


Jamon Iberico


Grilled Fresh Vegetables over Green Asparagus Creamy Sauce and topped with a Local Farmer Poached Egg


Star and Adam shared a Lobster Paella


I “steal” half of the lobster from his plate 😉


our guest had Angus Beef Tenderloin in a Mushroom Sauce served with Broiled Potato stuffed with Cheese


the other guest and I had Codfish Comfit server over a bed of Creamy Potato Pure, Grilled Octopus, Sea Salt and Paprika


it was the best codfish I’ve ever had!!!

Star was too full to have dessert, so I had this Mixed Egg Cream Custard with Mascarpone and Orange Sorbet for myself


It was delicious, so creamy and not too sweet!

Adam had Egg Yolk Custard with Rosemary essence topped with Yogurt Ice-Cream


and the guests shared Peach Ragout in a Light Coffee Syrup with Cream Custard topped with a Magdalene


It was an amazing meal and great conversation. We learned things about NIH, how they do experiments to schizophrenia patient. Interesting 😉

Sunday will a busy day, climbing and frisbee. Got to run! Have a great Sunday you too! 🙂



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5 responses to “Food: eating out Saturday

  1. thedelicateplace

    i love poached eggs! i’m working under an NIH grant in immunology research. and 2 of my coworkers did internships with them. very interesting stuff!

  2. OH MAN everything looks sooo yummy!!

  3. YUM!! I’m drooling over here as I sip on my morning coffee.
    It all sounds delicious. I love the custard and yogurt dessert, and the local farmed poached egg. Oh man, everything sounds so fresh and amazing!

  4. looks like some delish eats. i think there is nothing better than pairing good food with good people and good conversations. 🙂

  5. Coco, you seriously eat at the BEST restaurants ever!!! 🙂

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