Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Are you ready for some delicious comfort food?

Photo by Emily Clack
Initial thoughts:
  • Design and Decor:  Diner-style feel
  • Wait:  Not bad
  • Food:  American Classics
  • Drinks:  Delicious classical American cocktails
  • Price:  Moderate
  • Service:  Friendly
  • Would I go back?  Yes
Photos by Emily Clack

Find all of the comforts of home with fresh seasonal ingredients at the Majestic I was lucky enough to  cook with Chef Shannon Overmiller on our American Classics episode of Capital Cooking in 2008, so I knew we were in for a treat.   This is also the perfect time of the year to try out the Majestic because the cold makes us crave comfort food.

Staying true to each season, Chef Shannon Overmiller is wrapping up the fall menu with Lamb Loin Carpaccio with caper-berries, preserved lemon and mint, mini toasted croutons and olives and a hearty.  Hurry in fast so you can give this dish a try.  The Spanish Iberico Pork Cheeks with chestnut puree, Brussel sprouts and bacon are so tender that they melt in your mouth.  The Majestic stays true to the classic American cocktails with their Blood and Sand (Famous Grouse, Juaquine’s Cherry Brandy, Vya Sweet and OJ) and I loved the Gin Sling.  You can't go wrong with the Fried Green Tomatoes with a polenta cake and sweet pepper marmalade.  These were similar to the ones we made on the show, but with a seasonal twist.  You can find the recipe in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  My 2 favorite dishes of the evening were the Wild Mushroom Lasagna (rich, creamy and earthy flavors with a basil bechamel) and the Chesapeake Bay Stew.  All of the dishes we tasted were perfectly cooked and comforting.  The portions are large so come hungry.  The Majestic will soon be transitioning to new winter items.  Head over to Alexandria now to enjoy a delicious meal and view the holiday lights.

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