DC Food Tour in Georgetown; Washington, DC (Part III of III)
Afternoon was transitioning to evening as we made our way through the historic Blues Alley en route to the fifth of six stops on the food tour. Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar is found on the bank of the canal, one block away from M Street.
We were served two dishes at Sea Catch. The first (which is not pictured) was fried risotto-covered shrimp. While these were good, they were served in a paper cone, and didn’t make for a good picture. What’s pictured above is the traditional dish Oysters Rockefeller.
We learned that the dish is called Rockefeller because the butter and cream sauce that’s served in the oyster shell - along with the oyster itself - is so rich. At the time the dish was first created, John D. Rockefeller was the richest person in the world. Thus, the inventor of the dish named it so. They’re really delicious, but they’re like cheesecake in their richness. I’m not sure any one could eat more than what’s pictured here. It would be fun to try, though.
Our food tour came to a close as we entered Baked & Wired. Being allergic to tree nuts, I wasn’t able to try the almond bars, but everyone I was with said that they were delicious. The rectangle in the back is a house-made s’more. I thought that Oysters Rockefeller was rich, but this really took it to another level. The graham cracker crust was the best part in my opinion, but the not-“Jet Puffed”-ness of the marshmallow should not be overlooked. I think that if you were to eat more than one or two of these little squares, you’d get sick to your stomach in addition to gaining 12 pounds.
Baked & Wired was a great way to end four hours of tasting many unique foods; and it sure beats the half-hour long line at Georgetown Cupcake. We also brought a couple cupcakes for a friend; and they, too, got rave reviews. I would highly suggest this place.
Overall, the food tour was a cool experience because we got tastings at six very different places and learned a little history of each dish (and the area) along the way. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon…