Restaurant Eve is a charming little place in Old Town Alexandria. It’s been recognized by Food and Wine Magazine, and has a lovely little friend, Eamonn’s, which I reviewed here
Eve is usually a little on the pricier end. But during the week, you can choose any two items from their lickety split menu for $13.50. For the amount of money I spent on some excellent food, it makes me reconsider the amount of money I spend on rather craptacular food. It makes me sad.
Mmm… this was amazing. Sweet, smooth and custardy. A lot of time I have things with butternut squash that makes me either wish for more salt and Old Bay type seasonings or something sweet. This was beautifully balanced with the acid from the balsamic vinegar. The sunflower seeds also added a lovely nutty sweetness to this dish.
Talk about a beautiful salad. The lamb was crusty full of garlicky flavor; it reminded me of Montreal steak seasoning. The briny olives matched really nicely with the potatoes, which gave a nice balance to the vinagrette-dressed greens. The Moroccan aioli was slightly sweet and yummy.
I also had real hot chocolate… meaning it had chocolate and not cocoa. They also gave me frothed milk on top, which was a nice extra.
Yes, there were only two courses, but they were both perfectly executed. From what I could tell from other people that I ate with, their food was equally excellent. I would love to go back to the tasting room.