Tasting Menu at Kapnos DC

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As mentioned in the February look back, one highlight of last month was a dinner with our friends Todd and Nili at Kapnos in DC.

This restaurant serves modern Greek food, and one of the owners/chefs was recently a finalist on Top Chef.

Feeling open-minded and adventurous, we splurged on the tasting menu, which overwhelmed us with all the delicious plates of food that arrived on our table.

Without further adieu, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Warm flatbread with dips (feta, eggplant with pomegranate, and sweet potato)

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Tuna tartar served with taro chips

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Stuffed grape leaves

IMG_3718Herb salad with homemade seeded cheese croutons

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Spinach and feta pastry

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Duck and cherry pistachio pastry

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Heirloom beet salad with yogurt

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Sauteed shrimp

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Braised lamb

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Rice pudding

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Baklava and chocolate tart desserts

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Our meal also included some other dishes which I didn’t photograph including seared cauliflower, sea bass, halibut, braised goat, suckling pig, and my favorite, grilled octopus.

Overall, I loved how each dish was presented on on a beautiful rustic plate. This was such a memorable meal, and because we tried the tasting menu, I sampled some food I wouldn’t normally order like the grilled octopus.

Are you a fan of tasting menus or do you prefer to order exactly what you want? 

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