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Cherry Blossom Festival 2010 Cherry Themed Foods


The magic of the Cherry Blossom Festival extends its reach to the world of food in DC as some of the best local restaurants serve-up tasty cuisine with a cherry inspired theme. Several restaurants doing just that include the following. Their cherry picks will be available throughout the two-week festival, from March 27 through April 11.

B. Smith’s (50 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002; 202-289-6188). B. Smith’s will offer a three-course Cherry Blossom menu (lunch $25.00; dinner $35.00). What to expect:

  • Blossom Salad – A fresh mesclun blend tossed with toasted almonds, red onions, dried cherries, and goat cheese finished in a light blood orange vinaigrette

  • Seared Salmon – Laced with a cherry port glaze, the salmon is served atop a bed of sautéed julienned radicchio, leeks, carrots, and sugar snap peas

  • Seared Filet Mignon – This lean cut is accented by a cherry port glaze, with a crispy potato cake and sautéed shitake mushrooms, spinach and leeks

  • Cherry Apricot Cobbler – Spiced with cinnamon and vanilla, this warm cherry and apricot cobbler is garnished with sweet vanilla ice cream and a candied cherry

  • Cherry Mojito ($14.00)- A twist on the classic cocktail, this mojito is cherry –infused

M Bar at Renaissance. 1143 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20037;202-775-0800)

  • Cherries Jubilee ($7.00) – Two “hot” chocolate shortcakes filled with vanilla bean ice cream and soaked in a pool of cherries jubilee

  • Pink Passion Fire ($10.00) – A fresh blend of pomegranate and citrus juices, this cocktail also contains a surprising hint of chili

Morton’s The Steakhouse. 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-955-5997)

  • Cherry Blossom Martini ($13.00) – Originally a prohibition era cocktail named the Mary Pickford, this cocktail is highlighted by Luxardo Marachino Liqueur, a rare liquor made from fermented Marasca sour cherries

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