What’s my very favorite restaurant in D.C., you ask?
That’s easy: Hook in Georgetown.
It’s a bit pricey, but totally worth it. Even so, you can imagine my excitement when I saw a Groupon for Hook a few weeks ago! I immediately emailed my college friend and fellow foodie, Sarah, saying that we should have a hot date there. Done and done. Last night was the big night!
(Look, a photo of me with my hair down and in normal, non-workout clothes!! Yay!)
I’ll miss having foodie hot dates with Sarah! It’s funny, because we know each other from college, but we didn’t actually become good friends until after college, living here in D.C.
Anyway, dinner was divine.
I love Hook because their menu is very seasonal, fresh, and creative. They always have such interesting pairings in their dishes.
We both started with a “crudo,” which is a play on the Japanese style of sashimi (aka: it’s raw!). I had the scallop, which was paired with corn, tomato, and avocado.
And for my entree, I ordered the seared Ahi Tuna, which came with quinoa, tabouli, thinly sliced cucumber, and a lemon yogurt sauce. YUM!
So good I would never have thought to put these things together!
I ate half and had the rest packed up to take home, because I needed to save room for THIS:
AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I had this dessert here two years ago and I still dream about it. I don’t get dessert all that often, so when I do — you know it’s worth it. This was a tiny Lingonberry (fun fruit!) tart, paired with CHEESE ice cream and a port wine reduction sauce.
Sarah and I shared it and almost died of happiness. The tart is amazing, but the cheese ice cream is what makes this. It’s made with a really intense stinky cheese called Taleggio, and it sounds weird, but I promise it’s good. The first taste is sweet and creamy, and then as it melts in your mouth it turns into a sharp cheese flavor. Incredible.
Anyway, time to go
dream of cheese ice cream finish studying for my BioChem final.
I normally don’t get super stressed about classes or final exams, but considering this exam is my ONLY grade for the class, that it was online so I don’t feel I know the material as well, and the fact that I HAVE to pass or I can’t start my masters program in 2.5 weeks… I’m kind of freaking out. Not to mention BioChem is really damn complicated! Please send me some major smart vibes tomorrow at 11 a.m.!
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