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Try These Cherry Blossom Specials at D.C.-Area Restaurants Now

By Kate Oczypok | March 15, 2018 | Food & Drink

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and those gorgeous pink trees are finally in bloom. Celebrate cherry blossom season with these festive specials at D.C. area restaurants.

Pennsylvania 6

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After seeing the blossoms, stop by this I Street American brasserie is serving up a refreshing bowl of Cherry Blossom Bliss gelato. Made with berry compote, red wine meringue, and toasted almonds, it’s a great way to indulge in some weekend refreshment. 1350 I St. NW, 202-796-1600

The Grill Room

The Rosewood Hotel’s the Grill Room in Georgetown will celebrate cherry blossom season with many festive offerings. There’s the sea bream sashimi with cucumber, sakura and cherry ponzu, or Rohan duck breast with parsnip gratin, black trumpet mushrooms, and roasted bing cherries. Finish off your meal with a slice of delicious Japanese cheesecake made with cherry blossom tea ice cream. 1050 31st St. NW, 202-617-2400

The Watergate Hotel

The hotel’s luxurious igloos they featured this past winter were so popular, they’ll be transformed into unique cherry blossom experiences. They’ll feature cherry blossom décor, a signature cherry blossom cocktail and menu specials such as cherry blossom waffles and fried chicken or amerene cherry gelato with black cherry cream. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202-827-1600

Taqueria del Barrio

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The Petworth restaurant serving Mexican food offers a cherry-themed food and drink pairing during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Try a cherry ancho pork taco for just $3 or a Chapulin Colorado margarita with Don Julio tequila and house-made ancho cherry syrup. 821 Upshur St. NW, 202-723-0200

Bibiana Osteria Enoteca

The Italian restaurant recently renovated and will offer a cherry blossom themed cocktail aptly named the “Cherry Blossom.” The sweet and spring-like concoction is made with dark red cherries, lemon juice, and sugar, which is shaken with rum and topped with prosecco. 1100 New York Ave. NW, 202-216-9550

The Oval Room

The traditional downtown eatery is serving a three-course prix fixe menu in honor of the blossoms. Guests can enjoy a chilled Maine lobster, served with a cherry blossom gelée, pollen, and crème fraiche, followed by an exquisite foie gras royale with cherries, cocoa nib, cherry blossom espuma, and hyssop. Top off your meal with a unique cherry blossom milk pudding, made with laurel, cherries, and tea. 800 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-463-8700

Cuba Libre

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Celebrate the season at the lively Cuban restaurant in Chinatown. The eatery will feature a Cuban dish with a cherry twist and a featured dessert as well. This year will be the rum-braised crispy pork belly, made with sour cherry coulis and blooms salad. Save room for the incredible empanadas de cerezas, with goat cheese, cherry, and guava paste or the toasted pistachio empanadas with sweet cherry mostarda. 801 9th St. NW, 202-408-1600



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