This week I’m thankful for the warm sun which lets me bring my sunglasses out to play!Fresh Produce from local markets. The pleasure of meeting Chef Jesús in the Aqua al 2 kitchen! Tulips blooming everywhere!
What are you thankful for this week?
Filetto al Mirtillo – A hand-carved filet Mignon cooked in blueberry reduction sauces
Acqua al 2 is a delicious Italian escape on Capitol Hill in the heart of Eastern Market. I first heard about Acqua al 2 while living in Florence, Italy and was delighted when a restaurant opened in DC. Every dish served is delicious and a true pleasure to enjoy.
Parmigiana al Forno – Grilled eggplant, baked in tomato sauce and parmigianoOrecchiette ai Broccoli – Ear-shaped pasta in a light broccoli sauce with parmigianoAssaggio di Secondi – A sampling of three house steaks
When trying Acqua al Due for the first time, I recommend ordering a sampling of the pasta and steak dishes which are selected by the head Chef each day.
Aqua al 2’s interior decor is warm, welcoming and uniquely designed to transport you to Florence Italy. The soft leather seats, exposed brick wall, and paintings of Florentine streets outside their large windows make it is easy to forget you’re in DC.Their delectable Tuscan cuisine is exceptional as is their service which is why I have dined there so many times and will continue to. My favorite dishes include the Carpaccio di Tonno, the Parmigiana al Forno and the Filetto al Mirtillo. |Shot at Acqua al 2, on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C || Photography by K. Manfredi|
Dining at Acqua al 2 is a must for DC visitors and residents alike. Their food is delicious, the service is note-worthy they give back to the Eastern Market community and DC as a whole by supporting local charities and organizations.
Acqua al 2 is one of my go to Washington DC restaurants and I enjoy it more each time I dine.
Lately I’ve been reminded by friends and family that sometimes you don’t know how far (or fast) you can go until you are pulled or pushed to do so. I’m grateful to have people around me who remind me that I’m capable of great things and push me in positive ways! (more…)
I have several canvas totes because I use them to carry my groceries every week. I refrain from looking like a bag lady I decided to start personalizing my totes. It is simple to do and fun to wear around. (more…)
|Wearing J.Crew top, B.P sweater, H&M Jacket, Zara denim, Banana Republic shoes & Furla Bag|
Unexpected bursts of color on city walls are one of my favorite type of surprises. I was walking through Eastern Market this past weekend and was delighted to find this beautifully adorned wall. (more…)
The Cherry Blossoms in DC. (more…)
I had the pleasure of dining at Poste Moderne Brasserie a few weeks ago. I had read great reviews about its Executive Chef and Seasonal menu so I was curious to try it out myself. My meal of choice was brunch and I ordered a mix of classics and specialty dishes.
The presentation of each dish was unique to food and everything tasted very good. I especially enjoyed the Tuna Tartare, which was prepared with a hint of garlic, tonnato sauce, fennel and light potato strings. It had a fresh, mild taste and the potato strings served as a great compliment to the Tuna.
Truffle Frites (more…)
I really enjoy wearing hats, especially fancy vintage ones. I bought this this floral vintage hat two years ago because it reminded me of the Cherry Blossoms that bloom every Spring in Washington D.C. (more…)
Spring is finally here and that means Spring Brides are gearing up for this busy wedding season. I played dress up with another beautiful Nandi Chin gown and put my stlying twist on it. (more…)
|Photo by K. Manfredi|
I’m so excited finally share a huge project I have been working on! Remember my pizza post from last month? Well, a friend of mine shared it on her instagram account and the rest is history! (more…)