DC Restaurant Week 2012: Oyamel

I got an email a week or so ago from Oyamel saying that they were extending their Restaurant Week menu! Not that we needed another excuse to go to Oyamel, but we took this as a sign!

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Instead of doing a big dinner, we decided to check out the lunch scene today! The Restaurant Week lunch special was $20.12 for three courses plus dessert.

We started off with chips and salsa and drinks: Blood Orange Mimosa for z and a Bloody Mary for me!

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In an effort to try everything we could, z and I chose different items off the menu to share!

Sopa fria de Sandia: Chilled local watermelon soup with tomatoes, queso fresco and chile pequin

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Ceviche verde “El Bajio”: Walu with avocado, tomatillo, green olives and jalapeño chiles; a refreshing ceviche inspired by our friends at El Bajio in Mexico City

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Taco norteño: From Nuevo León, house-made corn tortilla stuffed with shredded beef in an ancho chile and cumin sauce, a salsa Mexicana of tomatoes, cilantro, onion and serrano chiles

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Camarones al mojo de ajo negro: Shrimp sautéed with shallots, arbol chile, poblano pepper, lime and sweet aged black garlic

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Uchepo fingido de Michoacán: Fresh corn tamal with Chihuahua cheese and a sauce of guajillo chiles, tomatoes, tomatillos,onions and garlic

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Pastel de tres leches con piña: A traditional cake soaked in Coruba rum and three kinds of milk, with a rum and milk foam, fresh pineapple gelatin and a pineapple salsa, served with a scoop of caramel ice cream

Sopa fria de maracuya con sorbete de yogurt y epazote: A tropical fruit salad with mango, pineapple, melon, passionfruit seeds, lime vanilla gelatin and epazote herb, covered in fresh passion fruit juice, lightly flavored with rosewater, and served with yogurt-lime ice cream

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As usual, everything fresh, handcrafted, and delicious. I seriously love Oyamel. Seriously. I can’t believe it took us 8 months to get back for a meal! Maybe we won’t wait so long next time…

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