2015 Winter Restaurant Week, Extended, Day 5
Some restaurants are continuing to celebrate 2015 Winter RW through Sunday, but for me, it ended Friday, w/a trip to the always delightful Grapeseed, in Bethesda.
Oh, these were good! The broth contained little chunks of chorizo, and jalapeno peppers. I used the grilled bread to mop up every bit of it.
The cut of beef in the Steak Frites was called “Grilled Butcher’s Filet (Teres Major).” That’s a shoulder cut. Served w/a house sauce and hand-cut fries.
Dessert was Chocolate Crémeux, which I can’t pronounce unless I’ve had wine w/my meal. (I find my French accent improves in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol I consume, until I start a third drink. At that point, for some reason, I lose the ability to speak coherently in any language.)
Crémeux is French for “creamy.” Food & Wine Magazine describes it as “a dense, soft, classic pudding that’s the new darling of many American pastry chefs.” Grapeseed’s version came w/Devil’s Food crumbs and salted caramel, which made me happy. Chocolate-covered caramels topped w/sea salt have been my favourite treat for the last couple of years.