December 19, 2010

Hip NYC Atmosphere & Outstanding Italian Food with a DC Address

A couple weeks ago my husband Jonathan and I decided to go out on an impromptu Sunday evening dinner date. We have wanted to try Posto for a while so made a reservation using the OpenTable app on my iPhone and we were on our way.

Upon arrival at the restaurant we were seated promptly. The interior of Posto has high ceilings and modern decor with the vibe of a hip NYC bistro. This restaurant has the buzz of a stylish dining establishment.

We started by ordering wine and perusing the menu. For food, I decided to get the fettucine and Jonathan ordered the polipetti (grilled baby octopus salad) and maiale (grilled pork chop). My fettucine was served in a cream sauce and had wonderful flavors of black truffles, porcini mushrooms, and cheese. Jonathan enjoyed his food as well, however voted on my (vegetarian) pasta as the best dish of the night. (That’s quite an endorsement coming from an individual who normally prefers meat - and specifically pork - dishes over all others.) The wine and bread that accompanied our meal were also superbly tasty.

And of course, no dinner date is complete without dessert... We ordered decaf espressos and decided to share the mascarpone mousse with coffee gelato and chocolate shot. The dessert was beautiful! The mascarpone mousse was light and was served with crisp chocolate wafers. Everything tasted amazing! It was a perfect end to a fabulous - and tasty - dinner date!

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