Recently, my parents were visiting to check out the cherry blossoms. And, you know what that means. A lot of showing them the new restaurants in town that we love.
I'd been to Hazel once before - when it was warm enough to sit on the patio, remember that? I remember raving about the vegetable dishes.
This time, the proteins were the break out stars.
Check out this gorgeous crudo. It tasted as good as it looked, but I would order it again just for the Instagram hearts.
I love a good steak tartare (I know, high school me would die to know I'm eating raw steak), but pair it with tater tots and I just lost my mind. Yes, I said tater tots. Go immediately and order this dish.
Finally, we ordered the zucchini bread... just to have a good carb to share. Well, it was the table favorite. The zucchini bread was toasted and served with a creamy paté. Make sure it's on your order if it's still there.
I can't wait to see what Chef Rob Rubba is going to do with all of the incredible vegetables headed our way from Mid-Atlantic farms. And, that patio is going to be perfect for spring days.
Hazel Restaurant is located at 808 V Street NW (right across from the 9:30 Club and Atlantic Plumbin Landmark Theatres.)