Tuesday, March 13, 2007
By the time Angela and I made it out to Georgetown for brunch on Sunday, it was nearly 2 and I still hadn't had ANY coffee. I was cranky. Poor Angela. But we stumbled into News Cafe Cucina Italiana. You should also check out their listing on D.C. Menupages.
The restaurant is long and narrow. Tables in the front room get a view of M Street and there is also an attractive bar. A middle room is red and romantic. As soon as we were seated I felt better. The back room of this restaurant was just beautiful. All the walls and table tops were covered in Mosaic tile. A huge skylight was draped with deep red fabric, but the sun made everything light and bright.
Angela enjoyed a Limoncello Bubble, a blend of limoncello, lemonade and champagne. I drank numerous cups of their very good coffee.
For brunch I ordered Crepe Florencia. Two crepes were filled with smoked salmon, shallots, and dill cream cheese, then topped with caviar. The salad was baby greens with a light and uninteresting dressing but a really nice piece of Romano cheese.
Once again I had a bit of order envy when I tasted Angela's Crepe Coco-banana. Delicious! Banana, walnuts, and chocolate sauce, what could be better?
I'd definitely do brunch here again.
News Cafe Cucina Italiana
3056 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Open Daily: 11:30am-11pm