After a day of exploring DC by foot, we got in the car and talked about where to eat. We didn’t want to lose an hour and a half driving back to Annapolis to change into dress clothes, so we picked a place that was somewhat casual. I read reviews for the Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Hotel over in Foggy Bottom so we decided to give it a try. I called to make sure they could get us in right away and to make sure it was okay that we were in denim – and it was a small world – the girl that took our reservation went to Lake Brantley High near Orlando!
For our first course we ordered the Rabbit and the Foie Gras Brulee. Both were SO good, but I really enjoyed the Foie Gras Brulee.
Then for our main meal Chris had the chicken and I had the gnocchi. Again, both were amazing! The gnocchi had a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. The poached egg on top was a bit freaky to me (I have this thing against runny eggs) but when I mixed it with the mushrooms and gnocchi it was really good.
For our sides Chris had the mixed mushrooms and they were awesome. Lots of flavor and they went well with his chicken. I ordered the farro and fava beans and it was really good. It was fairly bland (considering we’ve had too much rich food this trip this was a good thing!) and had a mild white sauce on top.
Chris was done by the time dessert was ordered – so I just picked the chocolate cake. It arrived in flames from the bourbon on top which was fun to watch! It was a dark cocoa based cake and I really liked it plain (I asked for it with no ice cream).
I also tried the Coppo Brachetto D’Acqui port wine with my chocolate cake and it was the best port wine I’ve had – very sweet and dessert like.
The only negative about the restaurant – Chris ordered Coke and they served it from those tiny glass Coke bottles. Every time they refilled his glass, they asked if he wanted another. When the bill arrived, each tiny Coke bottle refill was $4.50 each! Yikes!
I would love to go back to the lounge area of the hotel and just sit and hang out and order a few drinks. There was lots of glass and mirrors and cozy nooks for a romantic night out.