Wow, It has been too long! I apologize for my long absence from Thymelife, but life has been a bit of a whirlwind for the last few months and I let some things slide. Not ok!
One of the main catalysts to this “sliding” was my accepting a promotion to Food and Beverage Director. Having been a Chef for 20 years I have had to adjust to this new responsibility and for the lack of a better explanation . . . I had to “figure this thing out”! In short I have shouldered the extra load and am ready to get back to it!
To complete my last post about Washington DC. A little about dinner at Founding Farmers.
Founding Farmers is a well known farm to table restaurant in Washington DC. I had first heard of Founding Farmers while in the process of opening up Texas Spice (a farm to table restaurant in the Omni Dallas). Founding Farmers had a great reputation and a solid menu. Naturally when I had the chance to visit DC, Founding Farmers was on my radar! I will say that due to my delinquency to post, the menu has changed. I do believe they are holding on to many of the classics though.
Nice welcome experience, host stand was alert and receptive. I really like the fact that they had reading material to look at while we waited (although we did not wait long).
Once seated service was crisp and on point. We did not wait for drinks or food, which is great as this is something I am very sensitive to. Quick service Is a plus! The restaurant was busy and had a great buzz to it, a popular spot..
Savory courses were very strong. I think the concept of a popcorn of the day is cool and hard to resist. The deviled eggs were well seasoned and rustic, lots of flavor. Fried green tomatoes were crisp and the sauces were balanced and tasty. The farm bread was one of the stand outs, warm griddle chiabatta with a tangy sauce and perfectly smoked salmon. The lobster mac & cheese was also a favorite.
If you make it to Washington DC I strongly suggest you head over to Founding Farmers, really great food and service!
Popcorn of the day
Farm Bread with Smoked Salmon
Dogs & Rolls
Fried Green Tomatoes, Remoulade and Green Goddess
Chicken Pot Pie
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Red Velvet Cake