Holiday Lunch in the City

This time every year, my husband and I always make a special date to meet for lunch in DC.

Due to work schedules, it’s usually impossible to meet up on an average work day. So, this lunch feels super indulgent and special.

One of our all time favorite places to eat at in DC is Central Michel Richard.

The food is so delicious. Anyway, you’ll see…

The Food

Central Michel Richard serves French-inspired food, but the restaurant does have wonderful American traditional items too like fried chicken and mashed potatoes and really good burgers. There is a great 3 course lunch which includes a steaming bowl of french onion soup, a main dish, and a lovely little dessert.

On this day, one of us got the fried chicken (because, how can you not?) while the other got hanger steak with fries. Both of these dishes are perfection and we just split them down the middle in order to share.


Since one of us got the 3 course meal, we received this tasty chocolate lava cake with ice cream. This photo makes it look normal size, but let me assure you, it was tiny like one of those mini muffins.

For that reason, we had to get the Napoleon-  which happened to be MASSIVE.

We ordered this the last time we were here and I don’t recall it being so monstrous. I suspect some newbie in the kitchen might have made a mistake when they cut this dessert so big, but then they just decided to serve it to us anyway.

Not that I’m complaining…

Have you ever had a Napoleon?

It’s so fluffy and light tasting. Actually, it’s perfect for people who don’t like overly sweet desserts and don’t want to end the meal completely overloaded. 

In my experience in DC, so many restaurants we go to once and love are often not as good the second or third time.

But Central Michel Richard is consistently good year after year.

So, holiday lunch 2017 was a success! Until next year…

Do you have any holiday lunch workweek traditions?

30 thoughts on “Holiday Lunch in the City

  1. I love that you and the hubby meet up for lunch! Eddie and I used to do that years ago when I was going to university near his office. It was always so nice to be able to see each other mid-day. Everything looks delish here btw! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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