The Tasting Menu at Komi

I always try to do a special dinner or two whenever I travel to a new city. I made a reservation at Komi, an American-Mediterranean restaurant serving a tasting menu. It’s a set meal consisting of a dozen or so dishes, many of which are seafood-based. They offer an optional wine pairing as well.

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Dinner at Komi

I was seated at a small table near the front window. The ambiance was nice and quaint, and the waitress was very nice. I wish I requested a table closer to the large open wall looking into the kitchen at the far end.

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I started off with a glass of white wine and the tasting menu began. You’re not allowed to take pictures. I was only able to take a picture of the first couple of courses before I was told that the chef does not like photos to be taken. Oh well.

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White Wine

It started off with an amuse-bouche. It was a small piece of brioche topped with salt cod.

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Salt Cod

A crudo of hamachi on a chickpea puree was served next.

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Crudo

Another crudo of scallop and monkfish was served after. Unfortunately, this was the last pic I was able to take.

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Scallop – Monkfish

These were the courses that followed:

– The Spanakopita was a crispy cube with a liquid spinach inside.
– Sardine topped with dungeness crab
– Gnocchi with trout roe
– A modern Gyro with thinly sliced beef layered with flatbread and topped with foie gras
– A mini Half Smoke that was delicious! It was served with a tasting of beer
– Date stuffed with mascarpone
– Rigatoni with leeks and sausage
– The main course was suckling pig served with pita wedges and sides of tzatziki, sea salt, pickled peppers, red onion dip, and a slaw. I was pretty full at this point, but the pig was super tender and the skin was very crispy. I really enjoyed it.

It was time for dessert:
– Butterscotch pudding with walnuts
– Pistachio cardamom baklava. Yum!
– A couple bite-sized chocolates- one was caramel and the other was chocolate covered toffee.

A pineapple lollipop to take home was served with the check.

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The menu was mailed to me

The meal was good and I especially liked the half smoke and suckling pig courses. I asked if I could have a copy of the menu and they said they would mail it to me. I e-mailed them my address and eventually received the handwritten menu. Thanks!

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Handwritten Menu

Later that night, I went to Adams Morgan for some bar hopping, drinks, and Devils playoff hockey. I randomly walked into Grand Central. The DC Kickball league took over the place and everybody was enjoying lots of beer pitchers and beer pong. The game was on and I had a seat at the bar.

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Grand Central

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Fish Tacos

Komi
1509 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-9200
Website

Grand Central
2447 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-1742
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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