Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bourbon Steak: Black Walnut Financier


Bourbon Steak, in Georgetown's Four Seasons, is a place of wondrous culinary mastery.  That didn't carry over fully into the black walnut financier, but it still deserves our great rating.  Wikipedia provides some background on the financier.

Chef Michael Mina prepares these financiers with bulleit bourbon, maple ice cream, dollops of toffee, and figs.  The financiers truly and masterfully captured the essence of walnuts.  They had a nutty, mealy taste. The ice cream provided a nice textural contrast.  It was richly flavorful and mixed nicely with the crumbles below.  The toffee, some of which was hidden beneath other elements of this dish, was great.  The figs weren't very flavorful, which made them odd complements for financiers, which are only subtly flavored.

Four Seasons Georgetown
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-2026

Google map & reviews (3.8/5.0)

Washington Post (Critic: 2.5/4; Reader 1/4, Editors' Pick)

Washingtonian (3/4)

Washington Times

Gayot 15/20

Yelp (4/5)

Open Table (4.3/5)

Bourbon Steak Dc on Urbanspoon

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