Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fall/Winter Food and Wine Tasting: B. Smith's

Last Wednesday, I attended B. Smith's Fall/Winter Food and Wine Tasting. This was my first visit, so I was extra excited to accept the invitation.

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't have the most mature palette. However, this upscale menu was a much-needed switch from my norm "safe" items. I was a bit nervous, but anxious to partake.

Boy, am I glad that I did!

I left NO plate unturned -- minus B's Crawfish & Crab Dip (darn shellfish allergy). I can't vouche for it's taste, but everyone was more than happy to my portion. It smelled really good and by the looks of the scraped bowls, it had the taste to match.

The menu was a definite crowd-pleaser and all plates/bowls were wiped clean. See for yourself...

First Course
Cream of Asparagus Soup-I love soup all year 'round, so this was quite the treat. The sweet nutmeg smell and taste makes anyone wanna eat their veggies -- and ask for seconds.

Fried Chicken Livers-I've honestly never been a fan of chicken livers. However,the onion confit and pineapple chutney forced my change of heart. I never thought I'd see the day...

B's Crawfish & Crab Dip-N/A

Garden District House Salad-I normally opt for the heavy, cream-based dressings. This had a good, light and sweet vinaigrette. I think this will be my new choice for meatless salads.

Wine (white)
Caymus Conundrum

Second Course
B's Catch of the Day-GOOD grouper. I'm a huge lover of catfish, so the meaty filling was a pleasant welcome.

Stuffed Bell Peppers-Great combination of veggie and starch. The cajun blush sauce was a new twist to an old fav (tomatoe sauce).

Wine (white)
Sacred Hill

Third Course
Osso Bucco-Meat so tender, you could cut it with a dull fork! Melts in your mouth. Seasoned to perfection. Impressive, especially since I'm not big on heavy meats.

Wine (red)

Fourth Course
Bourbon Street Bread Pudding-This might be the best bread pudding I've ever had. (grandma's recipe, excluded) I would've been OK with having this as the main entree.

Beignets-It was New Orleans all over again -- minus the bead toss.

Libations and such
Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas

Fonseca Bin 27

Well, enough talk, here are the pics!

Luckily, most of these items are available for the public starting tomorrow! It's Summer Restaurant Week (Monday, August 16th-Sunday, 22nd) and time to check out all the hottest Lunch and Dinner selections! (Of course, I've made my reservations via -- have YOU?)

50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

...and an extra special thanks to our sweethearts over at Linda Roth Associates, Inc.!


DCBuppie said...

OOOO you held out!!

{Ms. P} said...

LOL!. . . We must meet up for cocktails and appetizers SOON.

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