Monday, March 19, 2012

Boqueria - Tapas with New York Flair...

Boqueria
1837 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC
http://boqueriadc.com/

We were invited to the opening of Boqueria to check out their NYC-style interpretation of Spanish Tapas.  It was quite the event.  The picture above is what you see right as you walk in the door.  They were putting out some good stuff for us.  Apparently they've done well in NYC and are going to complement some of the other small-plates restaurants aleady established in the district nicely.  We're becoming the small-plates capital of the east.

The drinks were flowing.  They passed some bubbly, as well as red and white sangrias.  The staff was very friendly.

Here is a picture of me with the exec chef, Marc Vidal.  Nice guy putting out some tasty food,.

The place was crawling with bloggers!  This is the (in)famous Nevin Martell.  He recently attended every guest-chef experience during the takeover of Rogue24.  I'm jealous.

This was one of my favorites.  I believe it was quail eggs, sunny-side up, over chorizo on crispy bread.  Breakfast tapas!
 

Left to right photographer extraordinare Mike Palmer, Lisa Shapiro of Dining In DC fame, and Nevin Martell of NevinMartell.com

Left to right Lynne Breaux, president of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Chef Jayson Lewellyn of Social Ltd., and Julie Sproesser, Membership and Events Director for RAMW.

The evening progressed past this venue to Vidalia, which I'll post about shortly, but we had a great time while we were here.  Gracias for the hospitality folks.  Best of luck in DC.  Catch you soon.
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