Cuckoo for Le Coucou

The experience is complete at Le Coucou, where Daniel Rose cooks classic French cuisine. From the breathtaking bar at the entrance to the depths of the dining room, a dark, sparkling glow surrounds you. Service is attentive and efficient all the way around. Lobster salad includes a head of Bibb lettuce and a roasted tomato, the quenelle is an egg-shaped pike mousse, “Tout le Lapin” is … Continue reading Cuckoo for Le Coucou

Bib Gourmand

A section of the Michelin guide since 1955, the Bib Gourmand rating is given to exceptional value restaurants. That means that the food is of a high quality without the expense of that in a star-rated establishment. “Bib” is a nickname for Bibendum, the Michelin man. In the first guide for Washington, D.C., this year, four of Jose Andres’s restaurants received the Bib Gourmand (and … Continue reading Bib Gourmand

Fiola Mare

Land and sea meet at Fiola Mare, Washington’s best restaurant according to the Washingtonian, and you can dream you are on the Mediterranean even if it’s only the Potomac. The seafood platter, full of raw and cooked shellfish King salmon with escargots and Swiss chard on polenta Wild halibut with apricots, lettuce, mushrooms, and truffle Chocolate semifreddo with pistachio and basil accoutrements Lemon and cherry spumoni … Continue reading Fiola Mare

Inn the Farmers’ MarketĀ 

The Inn at Little Washington is opening a farmers’ market for those who would like a taste of the place without making a major investment. It starts July 3 and runs every Sunday until November. Continue reading Inn the Farmers’ MarketĀ 

The Inn

The chef and owner, Patrick O’Connell, opened The Inn at Little Washington in 1978 in a former garage, and took it all the way to Relais & Chateaux status in 1987. It cleaned up well, and encases art and antiques, chintz and silk, tapestries and tablecloths, flowers and finery…and let’s not forget ineffable food! Ambient lighting  Amuse-bouches of a potato tuile with pimento cheese, cucumber … Continue reading The Inn