Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Traveling: Brunch at Café Atlántico, Washington DC

Last Easter I had the pleasure to visit Washington DC. There is a lot to see. The city is a real beauty. She shows that she is the proud capital of the richest nation in the world.

If you visit WDC you might consider having brunch at Café Atlántico. place is in the center of the capital (Penn Quarter: 405 8th St. NW). They focus on Latin American cuisine, but with an interesting twist. Plus, during spring & summer they have outside seating.

On Sundays the restaurant offers something special: Their Nuevo Latino Dim Sum Brunch. It contains a small but interesting collection of dishes. This is an opportunity to go on a culinary expedition.

My girlfriend and I chose the chef selection which contains 14 dishes. It contains for example:

- Potato & vanilla mousse with caviar
- Fried egg with black beans & pork   
- Grilled skirt steak “Carne Asada”   
- Mushrooms with egg 63 ̊   
- Pork belly confit with passion fruit oil
- Pan dulce with cinnamon syrup   

You can order also from the menu, where you can find dishes like:

- Tuna ceviche with coconut   
- Grilled “Cuban” corn dipped in a queso fresco sauce, aleppo pepper   
- Pineapple shavings with corn nuts and tamarind oil
- Hot & cold foie gras and corn soup   
- Scallops with cauliflower puree   
- Coconut rice, crispy rice & ginger   


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