Posted on 29 March 2017
717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
What I ate:
Farro Olio Pasta
This place is so cute and classy.
Walking in you feel cozy and comfortable. The bathroom was amazing too. You see the word awesome when you go upstairs and it is awesome!
Every place I go, I almost always get lemonade because of my apple allergy and each place makes it different! My server suggested I get a lemon mocktail since they don’t exactly have lemonade. This mocktail tasted so awesome. You can taste some ginger and lemon and I think a little spice in there. The braid bread they bring out while you wait it good too.
My server was Patrick. He was so nice AND he asked about my food allergies before letting us order. I really think more servers need to do that. It’s an easy question to ask and it helps people like me know exactly what we can’t eat on the menu. Also because I had food allergies, Partick and the Chef, worked it out so they could create me an off the menu pasta and change a little bit about an actual menu dish that I could eat.
The Farro Olio pasta was like a little small lasagna kind of pasta and it had lemon and garlic, kale and pepper in it. It was really good. It was spicy because of the pepper flakes, but a little bitter because of the kale and lemon. I ate all of it! My mom tasted it and she liked it too.
The strawberry pasta dish was different, but I liked it. The flavors actually really stack up. First you taste the sweetness of the strawberries, then you taste pork, tomatoes and pasta. Really good dish.
The sad part, I could only try 2 things on the menu and I couldn’t get any dessert because they use peanuts a lot and they didn’t want me to get sick. I honestly wish they didn't use peanuts because all the desserts looked sooo good. At the end Patrick came back and gave my mom a card from the Chef. He said that the next time I want to come visit, to let him know and he will make sure I can try more things without having to worry about peanuts getting in it. That’s so nice for him to do that.
That’s actually my only recommendation for this place. They should maybe get a side station so people who have a peanut allergy could taste other stuff on the menu. I know its not just me who has this allergy.
How did they measure up?