Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Review: Enology Wine Bar

I had dinner this weekend at Enology, a wine bar at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Macomb in Washington, D.C. And, all in all, I was quite impressed.

The decor is sleek and post-modern. The wood floors add to the noise level, but it's not too excessive. There is outdoor seating in good weather (on a first come, first served basis).

The food we had was excellent. The flatbread with mache and proscuitto was amazing. And, if you go, do try the crab deviled eggs. Their French fries are also quite good. Service was fine, not great, but the wines were reasonably priced, and they offer some interesting flights.

I wish they had a few wines from Italy, France, Argentina and other non-U.S. countries. I think it's great that they try to get their food from local or regional sources, but there isn't much difference (in terms of a "carbon footprint") between shipping wine across the country from California and shipping it across the ocean from France, Spain or Italy.

Anyway, the food and wine was excellent. I'm definitely going to return.

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