Tuesday, March 31, 2009

South by Southwest Coming to DC

I'm not referring to the festival in Austin, but South by Southwest is the name of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel restaurant that will replace Cafe MoZU this summer, according to the Going Out Gurus at The Washington Post. A description of the Eastern Shore-inspired menu is described in the Post article:
A preview of the menu reveals blue crab soup, chicken and dumplings, braised rabbit leg with grits and hush puppies with honey butter. Desserts will highlight "small bites" of American classics and seasonal pies: carrot cake, strawberry shortcake, peach cobbler and grasshopper pie. Dinner entrees average $22; desserts are $5 each. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The naming of the restaurant is an attempt to relate the hotel more to its neighborhood, since the restaurant has windows with views of the Southwest Waterfront and Tidal Basin.

Above is a photo of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel taken in October 2008.

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