Having newly arrived in DC, I’ve been exploring some of the local food options. This morning I had some business to attend to in Cleveland Park and decided to have a bite to eat afterward. I was disappointed to find very little open before 11. I had a coffee at Firehook Bakery before heading to Ardeo for brunch. $25 for two courses and bottomless mimosas. Yum.
For the first course I had beets with sour cherries, blue cheese, and walnuts(? I get nuts mixed up sometimes). These are all things I enjoy separately, but I would have never thought to combine them. The cherries looked like they had been canned (not in syrup, mind you; that’s gross), but that’s fine; sour cherries have a short season, and lurve me some sour cherries so long as they aren’t in syrupy goo. It was a slightly bizarre, but tasty combination of flavors. I think I’ll try this again, and it’s certainly something I could slap together on my own if I want.