Sunday, June 5, 2011

Acqua al 2 - Update

In our post on Acqua al 2, we heaped praise on the restaurant and hoped the rosey image would hold up through future visits. We're happy to report that visit number two was equally tasty.

However, in the original post, I raved about the filet with "blueberry balsamic sauce" that was served as part of the steak sampler. It turns out that the steak I developed a major crush on was the Filetto all' Aceto Basalmico: hand-carved filet mignon topped with a balsamic vinegar glaze. How could I mix up a blueberry balsamic steak and a balsamic only steak? Well, that's how it was described to us by our brand new waiter (it was his second night) and since the balsamic sauce has a deliciously fruity tang, we just believed him. On our most recent visit, I ordered the blueberry steak and B (on a different waiter's recommendation) ordered the balsamic steak. When the dishes were set before us, we quickly realized our error.

I don't think you'll go wrong ordering the blueberry steak. There are tons of online reviews espousing love for the dish and I had no trouble at all finishing my steak. But, the sauce that had me licking the plate and slapping away the waiter's hand was the lovely balsamic glaze.

Have you gotten your steak on at Acqua al 2? What was your favorite?

Second Thoughts from B

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. There are two things to take away from the post. First, there is no blueberry balsamic sauce. Rather, there are two different sauces - both delicious - but the balsamic being the one that captured J's heart. The second point, however, is far more important. We wrote that we couldn't "wait to add Acqua al 2 to our list of places to take visiting friends and family." Thankfully we didn't have to wait too long. The same day that our good friend Jeralin arrived in DC, we found ourselves dining at our new favorite gem on Capitol Hill.

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