Restaurant Week [08.28.14]

In yesterday’s post, I was at Alba. Another Restaurant Week stop and the beginning of Monthly Dinner Club with Pete and Anya Torres. Located in the trendy East Village, Alba is a lively place with a great vibe, including old doors suspended from the ceiling and a view of the Capitol. Service was excellent.

1st Course: From six options, I went with the Grade A Farms Summer Squash & La Quercia Prosciutto Salad. The salad, with stylish presentation, did not disappoint. It was a perfect start to a wonderful meal.
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2nd Course: For my entrée I went with the Pan Roasted Hanger Steak. Prepared to a perfect medium rare it was a blend of flavors I wish I could describe. I don’t know food but I know what I like. <– my tagline. I don’t know if this is a regular menut item but if it is, you will not be disappointed.
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3rd Course: To top off the evening, Peach Chiffon Cake. Delightfully presented in a capped Mason jar, it was the perfect end to my meal. Light, fluffy, and just the right amount of sweet. Plus, it was just fun to eat!
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My taste has changed since my first visit to Alba when it opened in 2008. No longer the large-portion meat and potato loving girl, I now appreciate smaller portions with creative combinations and presentation. For this I am grateful.

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