When I dine at Capella Washington, D.C.’s The Grill Room, one thing is for certain. The food put in front of me is always composed of the freshest ingredients available. This summer I’ve had the pleasure to be introduced to a variety of locally sourced dishes that have kept me feeling nutritious and fit! In the spirit of bikini season and health awareness, I want to take a moment to share three fresh food finds being offered at The Grill Room this summer…
Starter: Roasted peach & burrata with hydroponic lettuce, sprouts and drizzled with lavender honey vinaigrette
This dish is full of sweet and savory flavors, and makes for the perfect summertime appetizer. The Grill Room peaches are locally sourced from Crown Orchard in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as Fifer Orchards in Delaware. The Maryland Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream from Kreider Farms in Lancaster, PA.
Lunch Entrée: Jumbo lump crab cake sandwich with tomato, avocado and tarter sauce in between a brioche bun with cracked rye.
This sandwich is full of Chesapeake Bay jumbo lump blue crabmeat from The Crab Place in Crisfield, Maryland. Known for its sweet taste and hearty texture, the meat from the blue crab is a true taste sensation. This premium grade crabmeat consists of whole lumps of white meat from the body of the crab with absolutely no shell or cartilage. This has to be one of my favorite summer dishes using one of Maryland’s finest treasures. Enjoy this with a cold glass of La Crema Chardonnay.
Dinner Entrée: Chesapeake Bay Rockfish with parsley & celery broth, artichoke & tomato ragout topped with bacon.
Rockfish is the official fish of the state of Maryland, one of Washington, D.C.’s close neighbors. It is considered a delicacy to many natives due to its firm texture and mild, sweet flavor. Anything with artichokes in my opinion is absolutely delicious, especially when topped with the tomato ragout, herb and vegetable broth, and a hint of bacon.
I hope you enjoy these wonderful dishes for a quick weekday lunch or weekend date night this summer. Don’t forget to reserve your seat on the outdoor patio adjacent to the C&O Canal! For the complete menu, be sure to visit www.thegrillroomdc.com. For reservations, call 202-617-2424.