Daily Archives: 20 August 2014

The Lannisters

Lannister

This has apparently been around for a couple of years, but it’s the first I’ve seen it.

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Toro Toro — Lunch on 18 August 2014

2014 Summer Restaurant Week Extended, Day 1

DC Summer Restaurant Week officially ended last weekend, but many places have decided to prolong the celebration.  I took advantage of that by making my first visit to Richard Sandoval’s newest restaurant, Toro Toro.   Sandoval is known for his creative take on Pan-Latin cooking.  He was Bon Appétit’s “Restaurateur of the Year” in 2006, and competed on the fifth season of  Top Chef Masters.

Toro Toro

Toro Toro

Oh, was this a surprise–and a v happy one, at that.  Toro Toro has something called an “Exec Express Lunch”, which is a “…lavish lunch buffet [that] features signature Toro Toro dishes as well as a rotating Chef’s Selection of salads, ceviche and carved meats”, and that was their RW special.

Just look at this plate!

Toro Plate

Toro Toro Plate

Wow!   Just…Wow!

I’m going to be a regular here.