It’s the beginning of Restaurant Week in Washington, and I’ve got a full schedule. First up is 14 K Restaurant and Lounge, which is located at the corner of 14th and K Streets, NW in the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel. The restaurant fronts on Franklin Park, and, as I dined, I could watch the park being dusted with a light snowfall.
Shrimp, Virginia Oyster and Crab Gumbo
This was a perfect starter for lunch on a wintery day. The broth was rich and the seafood was excellent.
Chargrilled Chimichurri Flank Steak on Spanish Rice, with Pinto Bean Pudding and Pico De Gallo
Chimichurri is a sauce, or, in this case, a marinade, that’s made from tomato, bell pepper, parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, red pepper and various other spices. It’s originally from Argentina. Pico de gallo is a salsa made from tomatoes, onions, chilis, lime, cucumber and cilantro. I’d never had pinto bean pudding before, and mistakenly thought it would be bland. The entire dish was delightful.
Lemon Riccotta Cake with Candied Rose Petals
The size of the plate makes the lemon riccotta cake look deceptively small. Both the cake and the plate were oversized. This was a killer dessert.
This was my first time at 14K, and it was a great start for RW.