Well, we just lost power yet again and are praying.....PEPCO is due any minute.
Last night it was 0 with the wind chill, so we ate at our hotel where Will & Samuel had also dined on the first night away when I was in NYC. DISH at the River Inn is always a treat and last night our server Maram made us fell like family.
Samuel returned to his Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds but here with Pumpkin Seed Oil, which he declared superior to Chez Billy. Will tried the Roasted Red & Golden Beet Salad with Feta, Arugula, Marinated Onion & Citrus while I adored the Fried Green Tomatoes. They were prepared perfectly and some of the best I have ever had with a topping of Arugula and sitting on a bed of Crème Fraiche with little bacon bits. Superb!
Samuel had two orders of the Duck Confit Spring Roll appetizer but does not seem to like the Sweet Chili dipping sauce or the Mesclun Salad. Will & I both chose the Swordfish Special Grlled with a superb Chimichurri Sauce on top with Garlic Spinach & Rice. A Poppy 2012 Pinot Noir from Monterey, CA was recommended by Maram and she was spot on with this wine.
Will tried the Apple Beignet with salted caramel ice cream for dessert saying the ice cream was not very salted but beignet was yummy.
Sadly, while we love Dish and the River Inn, we pray we can stay home tonight and not checkin for the third time downtown this week!