2014 Summer Restaurant Week Extended, Day 2
On the home stretch, now. I’ll finish the Extended Restaurant Week at three restaurants I’ve enjoyed in the past. And on Friday, I’ll rest….
First stop is Willow, in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.
Love the patio here. I always seem to wind up sitting next to defense contractors indiscreetly discussing personnel issues and contracts.
Willow is known for its flatbreads. This one had grilled eggplant, a basil-ricotta Mascarpone mousse spread, and local tomatoes with Fontina, Pecorino, and Parmesan cheeses. It’s finger food, like pizza.
House-smoked BBQ pork layered with corn and pepper griddle cake and smoked cheddar. topped with a corn, red pepper and chick pea relish. The BBQ-Pancake combination worked surprisingly well.
Local peaches with raspberry sauce and crème anglaise, with raspberry whipped cream on top. I could live on desserts like this.