Michelin awarded stars in the nation’s capitol for the first time ever last month, and affirmed, as if we didn’t already know this ourselves, that Fiola is one of the best restaurants in Washington DC. Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s fine dining flagship offers elegant Italian dishes and a widely-recognized wine list.
Here are five drinks and dishes with Michelin’s stamp of approval:
Making the dining experience more interactive and exciting, Fiola offers a build your own Negroni bar. Ingredients for the popular Italian cocktail — gin, sweet vermouth, and a selection of amaros — are delivered tableside.
Don’t pass over Fiola’s seared foie gras. The flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer, made with duck confit and quince (a pear-like fruit that’s tannic and sour), has every diner on Foursquare singing its praises.
You’ll totally understand why Fiola has a Michelin star when you try the Nova Scotia Lobster Ravioli. The Instagram popular dish tastes as delicious as it looks.
Beloved by chefs for its plump richness, the Moulard Duck at Fiola is prepared with satsuma mandarin (a seedless citrus species of Chinese origin) and apicius spice (a Roman blend featuring long pepper, rosemary, and celery seed), and boasts bold flavors with each and every bite.
Fiola has managed to turn oysters into a work of art, delivering delightful — on the eyes and on the palate — Kusshi Oysters with lemon, granita, and caviar.