It was worth the 4-year wait.

Dining at Komi was everything I imagined it to be.

  • 13 courses, 3 of which were dessert courses.
  • Some sparkling wine, some Moscato. Lots of good beer.
  • Impeccable service.
  • Incredible food.

Unfortunately, I was unable to take any photos of our courses (I was in the process of snapping a quick picture during our second course only to be told by a waiter that wasn’t allowed. Cork deja vu immediately came to mind. However I quickly got over it), but trust me, the food was wonderful.

I will admit I was a little nervous Tommy would leave still a bit hungry since he is not a fan of small plates. While there are many courses involved when dining at Komi, a lot of the courses are bit-sized, and gradually become bigger and heartier as the meal goes on. Well I was nervous for no reason whatsoever – Tommy and I both left sufficiently stuffed.

Since I couldn’t take any pictures of the food or the menu I can only name a few of the delicious dishes that particularly stood out.

Sea urchin, goat, foie grais infused with a plum sauce, a macaroni pasta, a cinnamon and cayenne lollipop, and so much specialty gelatto.

Some background on Komi:

It has been named one of the top 10 best restaurants in DC ever since it opened in 2003. The reservation list is a month long (meaning you have to call a month in advance to make a reservation). There is no menu – they prepare things the day of and it’s a complete surprise (you can give them allergies and foods you generally don’t eat, but other than that you have no idea what you are getting). Here is a review.

It was a very good anniversary dinner indeed! The extra cherry on top being Ava was fast asleep when we got home, where she remained until 5:15 this morning!



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