sunday_supper_tradition_delectabelle_2012So, as of late, a small group of my displaced friends and I, who have flocked from across the nation to, naturally, our nation’s capital, have begun a tradition of family dinner that is all our own. This group of fine folks, many of whom I ironically met at a misfits Thanksgiving party this year, have come to recognize each other as our own little source of family and, I for one, couldn’t be happier!

There is nothing like a little tradition in my book, as is the theme of my blog in general, but this rings especially true as you get older and further from family. That said, this new gathering is something that I could get used to. It’s just plain, relaxing, easy fun. And, to make it even better, we have a master mathematician in the group, found with our friend Brenna, who ninja kicks out a perfectly divided bill like lickety spilt, even as the group continues to grow to level of infinite proportions.

And it seems we are not the only ones that are fond of this concept. At this point, the policy is the more the merrier, but perhaps we will eventually need a waiting list and a special reservation to get through the door at some eateries that are more discriminating. I suspect that this is a common theme in big cities. Many a misplaced, homebody soul, looking for that same sense of family that they miss from home.

Well, here begins my review of our selected restaurants. And mind you, this is NEVER a unanimous vote, which is what makes it so much fun. Each person, or couple, gets their vote in a rotating order, so we keep it fair and keep it interesting by rotating the decision, though we do try to hit up places that are desirable to everyone (read, no visits to Denny’s or McDonald’s).

So, with as crazy as this year has become, and as backlogged as I have become, I will introduce you to the long list of delicious meals we have already experienced, and keep you apprised of those to come. Hope you can live a little bit of home by living through these blog posts! So, without further adieu, I bring you Circa at Dupont.

Here is the rundown of dishes included:

Grilled Petite Filet Mignon Sliders
Topped with a tomato pickle relish and dijonnaise sauce on a soft potato roll

Circa Mac & Cheese
Cavatappi pasta, Italian prosciutto, asparagus and artisanal cheese sauce

Chipotle “Jambalaya” Penne Pasta

Sautéed shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage with penne pasta, fresh vegetables and a spicy chipotle pesto cream sauce

Chocolate Cake
Dark, moist chocolate cake sandwiched with smooth chocolate filling

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Circa at Dupont outdoor signage photo credit: Juan Blazquez

 

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