DC Cherry Blossoms: Perplexing HDR Exercise and Brunch at Founding Farmers

DC cherry blossoms Tidal Basin sunrise

Sleeping in and amazing brunch marked my last day in DC. Can’t think of a better way.

這趟DC之旅用睡到飽加早午餐收尾。

DC cherry blossoms Tidal Basin sunrise

My mission of this DC trip was to practice making HDR photos, and I came back with a list of lessons learned. And also…unsatisfactory results that I don’t even know how to fix. I’m hoping to send some of them to a pro and ask for advice.

During the five days, the gastronomic adventure was just as incredible as sunrise at the Tidal Basin. Fried chicken Gua Bao, Taiwanese soda and ramen at Toki Underground on H Street, Manchego cheese sandwiches at 100 Montaditos in Bethesda, schweinebraten lomito at Duke’s Grocery in East Dupont and now, brunch at Founding Farmers!

這次去DC是為了練習HDR,回來發現我犯的一卡車錯和一堆不滿意但無從檢討起的照片,希望哪天可以找攝影師朋友可以幫我看看。

這五天吃得跟櫻花日出一樣豪華,Toki Underground的炸雞割包和拉麵,以及冰箱裡的黑松沙士蘋果西打;100 Montaditos的Manchego起士西班牙三明治Duke’s Grocery的德士烤豬阿根廷三明治;和最後一天的Founding Farmers早午餐!

Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers opened its DC location in 2008. It is still one of the top 10 most requested restaurants as of late 2013. This place has very extreme reviews online. Most criticized aspects range from horrible service, bad presentation to the truth behind its allegedly  farm-to-table sustainability. Nevertheless, I thought it was still good food and I would go back again for the New Orleans stuffed French toast!

Founding Farmers 2008年就開了第一家店,到現在還是DC最難訂位前十名之一 (2013年底統計),這家餐廳的評價非常極端,有人批評它的服務和擺盤,有人批評這家餐廳號稱很綠、很farm-to-table但其實不然的真相,但不管怎樣,夾心法式吐司真的超好吃!

Founding Farmers New Orleans stuffed French toast

The “Bananas Foster” flavor of the New Orleans style French toast is stuffed with vanilla pastry cream. Soaked in Brandy creme and flash fried, the brioche had a caramelized crust. It was drenched in maple cinnamon syrup but not soggy.

Another dish worth noting was the fried green tomatoes. The cornmeal batter was very good. The goat cheese and green goddess dips tasted refreshing.

香蕉口味的紐奧良法式吐司裡面夾香草餡,布里歐麵包有焦糖化的表面,淋滿肉桂楓糖漿但不會濕濕的。炸綠番茄也很不錯,麵衣很好吃,搭配的沾醬很清爽 (羊奶起士和綠色女神沙拉醬)。

Founding Farmers fried green tomatoes

Aaron's grilled cheese and roasted tomato soup. The fancy grilled cheese had gruyere, white cheddar, and muenster.

Aaron’s grilled cheese and roasted tomato soup. The fancy grilled cheese had gruyere, white cheddar, and muenster.

Florentine benedicts with leek has browns.

Florentine benedicts with leek has browns.

 

Founding Farmers
www.wearefoundingfarmers.com
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
12505 Park Potomac Avenue, West Potomac, MD 20854

 


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