The District Line

Next up on my recap of eating my way through Washington DC included dinner at The District Line inside the Washington Hilton

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The chefs there prepared a special tasting menu for our little group and it was beyond amazing.

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The menu featured 3 courses, complete with wine pairings ending with a decadent dessert spread.   

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First course included a Souvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Brancott.

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As well as a Maryland crabmeat salad served with grilled yellow watermelon and a crisp yucca chip.

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It was very refreshing!

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Second course started off with a Pinot Noir, from Carneros California – Buena Vista

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It featured a tea smoked and five spiced duck breast served with roasted hen of the wood mushroom, baby bok choy, red currant tomato, lotus chips and ponzu vinaigrette.

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This was my first time eating duck and it was delicious!

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The tea smoked flavor was pretty amazing. I was proud of myself for trying it and even happier that I really enjoyed it!

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Our third course boasted a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa – Mount Veeder Winery. It paired perfectly with the medallion of venison served with potato puree, shaved Brussels sprouts fondue and espresso reduction.

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This was my first taste of venison and it knocked my socks off!

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The grand finale of the meal featured a coffee bean and tea leaf hot chocolate brûlée and panna cotta, caramelized fig cake, port reduction, tulle with firefly goat cheese glace.

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You might think that after the three previous courses I would be full, but I have a separate section in my tummy for desserts! This plate was like a dream come true!

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Every course at The District Line just got better and better!

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What is the most recent thing you have tried that you were surprised you liked?


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3 Comments

  • Reply Emily G. October 3, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I’ve never tried duck, is it real gamey?? I tried lamb for the first time recently and I wasn’t a fan.

  • Reply Nicole Rodriguez (@Nicole2112) October 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Your dinner looks beautiful!

  • Reply Patty O October 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    You didn’t eat all those desserts, did you? I’m also proud of you for trying some eats that you normally wouldn’t try – also, glad you enjoyed them!

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