I was lucky enough to have my mom in town visiting me for a long weekend. I always take her to brunch at least once, of course. This trip was no different. I realized that I somehow have never taken her to brunch at DC Harvest, one of our favorites, so we headed to H Street hungry and excited.
We love DC Harvest for so many reasons–a major one of them being brunch. Their Friday brunch is spot on–the perfect boozy way for you to kick off your weekend on the right note. We also love that they serve brunch every Monday holiday. You can be sure to catch us there on Presidents’ Day, MLK Day, Veterans Day, and all the rest of those lovely Mondays off. Book your Memorial Day brunch ASAP–lest they book up, and you can be sure they will.
We were seated upstairs by the window amongst the young, trendy diners clearly enjoying the bottomless $20 deals. We declined bottomless so that we could be fully alert for an exciting day of manicures and movie watching. We ordered the Redhead and a seasonal drink complete with pretty edible flowers. The Redhead was made with organic ginger liquor, carrot juice, lime juice, and orange bitters. Both drinks were refreshing and expertly mixed and designed. Bonus points to be able to drink your veggies with your booze. We approve.
Lenore was in a more savory mood after a few sips of her fruity cocktail. She ordered a Bloody Mary which arrived with an olive and pickled cauliflower bite. I love cauliflower so I stole it immediately. This Bloody was just spicy enough and ice cold. Lenore and I were fans.
We knew we had to order the doughnuts–but I also wanted to mix it up this time. So, we ordered the turkey confit and broccoli slaw rolls. The bacon Asiago doughnuts are out of this world. They’re not to be missed. The are moist and chock full of bacon. They are not a sweet doughnut–but savory.
The turkey confit and broccoli slaw paired nicely together. The crunch and saltiness of the roll complemented the richness of the meat. The broccoli slaw was crisp and fresh.
We ordered the fried turkey sandwich with bacon and steak and sweet potato hash for our entrees. The fried turkey sandwich was moist and juicy while also being crispy and salty. We loved this sandwich. We added bacon to ours since the bacon is cured in-house and honestly life changing. It’s delicious. The sweet potatoes were perfectly cooked and seasoned and were served in a generous portion. We got another helping of broccoli slaw on the side as well which was much appreciated and a welcome change to the typical side salad.
I ordered the top sirloin and egg hash served with potatoes and greens. I ordered my eggs scrambled and couldn’t believe how light, fluffy, and flavorful these “plain” eggs were–normally I like my eggs served with plenty of cheese and/or bacon. The greens were dressed well and tasted very fresh. The potatoes were cooked and seasoned well and complemented the top sirloin. There was plenty of steak to go around. I wished mine was a little less well done–I like my steak practically mooing– but the quality and flavor can’t be beat.
We waited too long to put in a “dessert” order–we had our eyes on the banana foster baked French toast. We’ll definitely be back. So, we opted for the ricotta and passionfruit cheesecake. The ricotta was thinly layered between the gluten free white chocolate chip cookie crust and passionfruit glaze. The fruit was super intense and potent. We loved the taste and texture. The cookie crust was also delicious as was the ricotta. We wouldn’t have minded even more ricotta to balance out the crust.
The s’mores pot du creme was obviously ordered as well. DC Harvest makes their own marshmallows–who does that?! The cold, dark chocolate custard is perfectly balanced out by the fluffy and gooey marshmallows and cocoa nib graham cracker cookies for dipping. I can’t do this dish justice by simply writing about it–you must taste it yourself.
The Bitches say: A. DC Harvest is perfect for special occasions or just because. The bottomless can’t be beat and the food is locally sourced and of the highest quality. You can taste the love that chef Arthur has for food.
517 H Street N.E.
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