As part of DC Restaurant Week, a friend and I went to La Chaumiere for dinner. Tucked along M St in Georgetown, La Chaumiere’s interior reminded me of a restaurant I dined at in Paris many years ago. It was a comforting thought; I loved my time in France and am always eager to enjoy French cuisine. Luckily, La Chaumiere didn’t disappoint!
Restaurant Week meals always means a three course menu. To start, I had soup de poisson “marseillaise”, a fish soup with tomato, aioli and pernod. I really enjoyed this and thought it was rich in flavor without being overly tomato-y. My only wish is that it had chunks of fish in it, although my assumption is that it isn’t the traditional style to do so.
For the main course, I ordered saumon mariné en croûte, or marinated salmon in puff pastry, champagne and dill sauce. This was the star of the show! My salmon was marinated perfectly. Because the salmon was baked in the puff pastry, the fish was incredibly moist and delicious. I also really liked the champagne and dill sauce. Dill is always a winner when paired with salmon, and I liked how the champagne elevated the dill sauce.
Dessert was tulipe en fraises et sorbet, or fresh strawberries in a cookie shell with sorbet. The sorbet was yummy and went well with the strawberries and the sauce drizzled atop of the dish. I liked how the cookie shell was thin and crisp and simple in flavor, which allowed the flavors of the strawberry and sorbet to dominate the dessert.
All in all, I greatly enjoyed my dinner at La Chaumiere. As much as I love French food, it’s a little pricey for me to go to often, so I was happy to take advantage of their menu during Restaurant Week.