My best friend Marie and I spent 2 days in Washington DC to celebrate my birthday. We ate, a lot, as well as visited some of the Smithsonian galleries (Freer and Sackler, Museum of Natural History). The weekend started in Richmond Friday night with dinner at Bonvenu; Shared oyster appetizers, followed by the “Chicken Fried” Portabella Mushroom with sweet corn gravy, and a fresh raspberry tart for dessert.
Saturday morning we headed into DC and our first stop was China Town for Dim Sum. We went on the recommendation of a friend to Tony Cheng’s and were quite pleased. In fact so much that we inhaled 9 different types of dim sum and noodles (lovely handmade noodles cooked to perfection).
For dessert, our waitress (Emma) surprised us with a chocolate sponge cake over a layer of hazelnuts and raspberry jam.
Sunday, before leaving for home, we ate at Old Ebbitt Grill , located near the White House in downtown DC. A varied brunch menu and separate oyster menu made for a yummy lunch.
I have to say that this year I was very lucky to spend time with great friends. I hope every birthday is just as special.