Monday, February 4, 2013

DC Spotlight: Inaugural Meal at Mintwood Place

Less than two weeks after DC residents and the country celebrated President Obama's second inauguration, I celebrated my inaugural meal at Mintwood Place, which is fitting because it happens to be an Obama hotspot.

Mintwood Place is the latest addition to the Washington, DC Restaurants page of this website and is one of the finer restaurants located in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood, known for its diversity, nightlife, and eclectic cafes and boutiques.  The restaurant serves American food with a French flair and offers an extensive wine list.
The menu has only one vegetarian entree (currently a four-grain, five-squash and mushroom risotto), but you can piece together a satisfying meal from the various nibbles, starters, and cheese plates (note that not all menu items are listed on the restaurant's website).  

Mintwood Place "nibbles": chipotle roasted almonds, blistered shishito peppers,
and warm olives (picture from Mintwood Place's website)

I really enjoyed the side dishes, which are prepared over a wood-burning oven and served in adorable miniature cast-iron skillets and metal pails.  All side dishes (including several that are not pictured here) are or can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request.

Green and yellow wax beans with onions

Braised lentils

Garlic broccolini
French Fries

Mintwood Place on Urbanspoon