Thursday, February 23, 2012

Le Zinc: New chef, new shoot!

Lunch time photo shoot at Le Zinc 2/23/12.
(202) 686-2015
3714 Macomb St. N.W., Washington, DC
This is a new menu item at Le Zinc, from my fabulous cheffriend (just coined a word) Janis McLean.
Crispy skate with a saute of haricots verts, wild mushrooms, hazelnuts, and lemon caper sauce.

This is the woman behind the line, Janis McLean.  If you're a fan of my blog you've read about her before when I posted about 15 RIA.  She's been a friend for years and always has a piece of advice when I ask about cooking something.
She's been through some great kitchens including Red Sage, Morrison-Clark, redDOG Cafe, and 15 RIA.

Nice shot of the frites servers standing patiently, waiting for some hot fries.

Pan-seared sea scallops with cauliflower puree, caper and white raisin sauce.

Another closer shot of the dish.  Very pretty.
The grilled rockfish boullabaisse veloute had a terrific, rich tomato flavor.  The shrimp and mussels were cooked just right, not overdone as you get in some places that don't care quite as much.   

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tort.  Not much more you can say about this.  It's rich and decadent.

This is Sous Julio Dupuy on the left, mugging for the camera with us.
A great lunch shoot done way too quickly for my tastes.  I only got a fork full of everything to try, but it was great.  Next time we'll have to come in for dinner and spend the evening enjoying and taking pictures.
If you like what you saw, the pictures were done by my friendtographer (Oh! coined another one) Michael Palmer.  http://mpalmerphotography.com/.  He's done shoots for CityEats (lots of them) 2941, Elisir, and many more.  Look him up!
Thanks for reading folks.  As always, comments and questions are welcome.
 
Update!!!
Bistro Le Zinc closed it's doors for good September 2013.
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