Earlier this year I published a list of restaurants I wanted to try in 2019. So far I have gone to 2941 and now the Restaurant at Patowmack Farms. My husband and I triple dated with some friends last Sunday for their "Family Style" monthly dinner. The chef has selected one country each month to feature. February's dinner celebrated the cuisine of Iceland! I have spent some time in Iceland myself, but was not sure what "haute cuisine" from there would be like, but there would be fish!
The restaurant has a very nice ambiance and would have been even more scenic during the day with it's view of the Potomac River.
Sunday family style dinners is a set menu. Here is what we received:
We started strong with some lovely light bite-size snacks.
The first item for the entrée selections is quite deceiving...that very long and fancy Icelandic title was "Lamb Testicles" served over barley. Yes, I ate it. And yes, I liked the BARLEY!
Next up was a fish head covered in sauce.
My question was "where is the rest of the fish?" The server instructed us to turn it over and there was more meat. Hmmm, I just was not that impressed. I am all for not wasting food, but who did the chef give the rest of the fish to?
In addition, we had a lovely arctic char, by far the best tasting and prepared dish!
The main dishes were rounded out by a light cabbage dish, venison with beets, warm potatoes with herring and some delicious bread and butter.
The meal ended with a flight of desserts.
I would like to go back and try their regular menu. Otherwise the next time I will be eating Icelandic food will be in Iceland!