Drinks and Indian Food

My 3-day weekend is going to be one of those annoying things that takes up three separate posts. I can’t help it. I did three entirely different things this past weekend and if I tried to fit them all in one post, it would be very, very long. Plus, it helps my writer’s block.

Since our three year anniversary is coming up in just two months, we decided to head back to the scene of the crime. We drove into DC to the hotel where we got married and had a drink.

St regis wine

Lee mom

They had remodeled the bar area, so it looked different than we remembered but it was still fun.

St regis old fashioned

Lee jason st regis

After our drinks, we went to my mother’s boyfriend’s house for a little bit before heading out to Rasika for dinner.  Rasika is an upscale Indian restaurant that’s very popular.  We weren’t able to get a reservation before 9:30 pm.

Mom marty

My mom and I had looked at some Yelp reviews the day before and a bunch of people recommended the Palak Chaat.

Rasika palak chaat

We also got the Sev Batata Puri.

Rasika sev patata

Forgive my awful iPhone pictures.  It was pretty dark in the restaurant.  For our entrees, I ordered the Vegetable Biryani.  It was almost like a pot pie and much bigger than it looked.

Vegatable biryani

Jason got the Tandoori Chicken Tikka.

Rasika tandoori chicken

My mom had the Khatta Meetha Black Cod.

Rasika black cod

And Marty had the Tandoori Lamb Chops.

Rasika tandoori lamb

We all shared a bread basket full of naan and some rice.  Everything was really, really delicious.  It was one of the best meals that I’ve had in a long time and a really fun night.  Of course, I was full for about 24 hours afterward, but that’s okay.




Crispy baby spinach / yogurt / tamarind / date

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