Sunday, April 14, 2013

Washington DC: blossoms and global tastes






We have just spend a lovely weekend in Washington DC with our friends. It's not so far from us and its such a great city to visit. We were lucky enough to still see a few blossoms on the trees. The whole city has been seduced by these beautiful little flowers that change from white to pink almost in the blink of an eye. With carnivals, a Japanese street festival, blossom inspired cocktails and store fronts decorated with them.








One of my favorite parts of Washington is the food scene and eating from around the world. Late the first evening we had a chivito a Uruguayan sandwich made with sirloin, egg, mayonnaise, bacon, olives and mozzarella. One heck of a sandwich but so good in a gas station
Fast gourmet 1400 west st NW








The next day we ate in DGS delicatessen a cool new restaurant recommended by Shulie @foodwanderings it's modern Jewish food. To me it brought fun recipes from different parts of the world and served in a fun atmosphere.




1317 Connecticut ave near DuPont circle




Borscht




Grilled mahi with a spicy tomato sauce and cous cous




We were also treated to a great farmers market this morning in DuPont circle








Peach blossoms








Wool




Then we had Ethiopian




Prawns with injera their flatbread made with teff




Ethiopian potato salad lemony with a kick
The kids weren't too sure about this food but we just sat back and didn't make a fuss and then they tried it.




Hope you all had a good weekend filled with good food and smiles




Hugs Rebecca



Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

40 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun and delicious weekend with the family :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love visiting Washington. There's so much to do and it's just an uplifting place to be.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds like a fun trip. I agree Washington has some great food and fine restaurants. I've never been disappointed with a meal there. How nice to live close enough to visit.
    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. We visited a few years back and there were lots to see :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Aww, love this post Rebecca!
    I'm with you, DC + their food scene is wonderful.
    Hugs - girl!

    ReplyDelete
  6. what lovely pictures Rebecca and love yours pictures of you and the kids and the trees blossom look amazing:)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like a great trip. I love that you did not make a fuss about the food and they eventually tried it.Good idea :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. so fun, you look so cute with the cherry blossoms behind you! i love this time of year in the east coast!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, looks like such a fun trip :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. We just love DC!! Been about 4 times but never when the blossoms are out!!! Looks like you had a great time!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cool that you had some fun in DC, Rebecca.

    ReplyDelete
  12. How beautiful! I can't wait to see the first trees blossoming here. It seems like a long wait already. What a wonderful array of sights and tastes you enjoyed!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh I've been to Washington DC some 20 years ago and I loved it! It is a beautiful city with so many attractions and interesting places!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Those cherry blossoms make me so happy! We have a few blooming right now and they are great.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful blossoms...and the food look so good Rebecca, thank you so much for sharing these awesome pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lovely photos of spring and blossoming trees! Especially the peach blossoms! Such a variety of food in DC!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love those blossoms. And it's always great to try some new cuisines - I always go for Ethiopian in DC or London :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love this 'blog on the go'. All the food looks great, especially the Sandwich. And the blossoms....my favourite ever part of Spring. Enjoy the weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  19. looks like you had a fun and delicious trip!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails