Posts Tagged ‘Citronelle

29
Dec
09

Best DC desserts from Washingtonian magazine

Here are the results from their January 2010 issue, based on diners’ report cards.

  • Hazelnut souffle w/ orange granite and orange-ginger sorbet, Adour
  • Deconstructed carrot cake, Tosca
  • Chocolate tart w/ caramelized banana, Corduroy
  • Cider doughnuts, 1789
  • Chocolate-coconut candy bar, Bourbon Steak
  • Chocolate cream w/ hazelnut sherbet and cocoa nibs, Trummer’s on Main
  • Zeppole w/ zabaglione, Assaggi
  • Salted profiteroles, Vermilion
  • Warm chocolate cake, J&G Steakhouse
  • Trio of creme brulees, Charlie Palmer Steak
  • Crepe souffle, BLT Steak
  • Lemon chess pie, Vidalia*
  • Blueberry crumble, Source
  • Key lime pie, Ray’s the Classics*
  • Vanilla ice cream, 2 Amys
  • Apple Tarte Tatin, Restaurant Eve
  • Lingonberry linzer torte, Hook
  • Napoleon, Citronelle

Lingonberry linzer torte, Hook

*Pitifully, these are the only ones from the list that I’ve tried. I didn’t enjoy the lemon chess pie at Vidalia. My friends and I split it–we all had a bite and were like, meh. But the key lime pie at Ray’s is darn good. It’s got a homemade graham crust that stays crispy. I intended to save half of my slice for Mr X-sXe, but then thought better of it and gobbled the whole thing.

14
Jan
09

Dessert time at Citronelle

We celebrated a special occasion by going to the massively overhyped, overpriced Citronelle. Here are ocitronelle-018ur desserts: some amuse-bouche type mini desserts, passionfruit souffle and creme brulee.citronelle-016Though they wowed us visually, these were not as exciting to eat as they were to behold. We were expecting more from famed chef Michel Richard, the guy known for doing innovative desserts that look like an egg breakfast (no longer on the menu, alas).

PS: Excuse the blown-out photos. I have a mental block against reading the camera manual. Woe is the blog left to the mercy of my (lack of) photography skills.