Sushi, Sparkling, Tartare, Oh My!

Birthdays are always a great time to celebrate your favorite things. Hey, it is your day!

It's no secret that sparkling wine is one of my favorite things and sushi is my favorite food. The Source by Wolfgang Puck has the perfect "date night deal" on Friday and Saturday nights; Sushi and Sparkling! They feature sushi rolls and a glass of sparkling for $20.13 per person, not a bad deal. They have a great sushi selection as well as a few different sparkling wines by the glass. We went with the Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé from Alsace, one of my favorite sparkling wines. Sushi and sparkling wine are an ultimate pairing; the bubbles help cleanse the palate after every bite and the crunchy vegetables inside the roll are a great accompaniment to that effervescence.

The Source is a sleek, modern Japanese restaurant and is the first fine dining restaurant by Wolfgang Puck in DC. Currently led under the direction of Chef Scott Drewno, this restaurant has won numerous awards over the years including Washingtonian's Top 100 Restaurants and 3 Rammy awards!

Highly recommend the Sushi and Sparkling menu at The Source for your next date night.

From there, we visited Fiola by Fabio Trabocchi, only a block away, how convenient. Another modern, upscale restaurant, Fiola focuses on fresh ingredients for their ever-changing Italian menu. After hearing so many amazing things about Fiola, it's been on my list to visit for quite a while. What better evening to visit than for a celebratory dinner?!

We started with a bottle of wine, a Super Tuscan. Love Italian wine? This is the place to be. There were so many options!

After deliberating over the menu for a while, we ordered the bison tartare (first time eating tartare and loved it!) and the tortellini of baby lamb with seared fois gras. Everything was superb, delicate, service was fantastic, and the ambiance was ideal for our date night.

Obviously, I enjoyed my birthday evening. If you haven't visited, make plans to go, you're missing out!