DC Food Tour in Georgetown; Washington, DC (Part I of III)
About twice a year, my parents make the trip from North East Ohio to our nation’s capital to visit my oldest brother. I happened to be home from school for this trip, so I tagged along.
A few weeks before the trip, my mom found a website that offers food tours for different neighborhoods around Washington DC. I think the other options included Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle; we chose Georgetown. Being a family that loves to eat - this was practically made for us. After meeting our tour guide, Ada, on the neighborhood’s main street, we learned a little history of the area before walking to our first destination.
Fino is a small Italian restaurant with maybe 12 tables in it. When we sat down, they presented us with a ravioli trio. Without a doubt, this trio (which was actually made up of four ravioli) was probably the best ravioli I’ve ever had. The two small orange ones were pumpkin, which I immediately didn’t think I would enjoy. This proved largely incorrect, because it was actually my favorite out of the three different kinds.
The spinach filled one was also very good, but it was the pesto sauce that made it delicious. And finally, there was the Portobello and Parmesan filled ravioli that was covered in a cream sauce. They were all very good, and I would gladly eat a plateful of any of them; but the pumpkin caught me off guard, so I have to hand it to them for that.
From Fino, we moved to a European-influenced lounge Puro Cafe after stopping to see the oldest building in all of DC and a few other notable sites. We sampled the housemade lemonade (infused with ginger, sweetened by brown sugar) and one of their flatbreads. The pizza-like dish was covered with arugula, prosciutto, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Obviously I’m a fan of anything with prosciutto (almost Italy’s version of bacon) in it. This was no different. The flatbread was warm, and the arugula was peppery. This would be a good appetizer for almost any meal since it was so good and can be shared so easily. I wasn’t really a fan of the atmosphere within the cafe (which included techno in the background and a fashion show on the flatscreen), but the food was good, so I can’t complain.