Where I’m Eating: Marvin’s in the Spring

[ 0 ] May 15, 2014 |
Image via Marvin's Facebook Fan Page

Image via Marvin’s Facebook Fan Page

New season equals new menus.  I recently had the opportunity to check out Marvin’s new Spring menu and rounded up five things to try on my next visit.  Deets:

1. Bean and Artichoke Salad:  I know this sounds like a bore, but it is one of the most flavorful ways to get your veggies in for the day.  Country ham and manchego cheese spruce things up.

2.  Roasted Beet & Strawberry Salad:  It’s the season of the strawberry so indulging in the red seductive fruit is a must.  Try this if you are into beets like yours truly.

3.  Grilled Salmon:  Salmon has become my new go-to fish.  Some places make the mistake of overcooking, which Marvin did a good job of not doing.  Capers and roasted lemon flavors keep the dish simple, light and refreshing.

4.  Potato gnocchi:  Probably my favorite of the new additions, the gnocchi is complimented by wild mushrooms and a pea puree.

5.  Grilled Sea Bream:  After having to Google what exactly Sea Bream was, I quickly learned why Marvin’s added it to  the menu.  Served with roasted fennel, kale and olives, this fish allows for versatile flavors and textures.  I am curious to see if they will expand on other options for this fish.

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Category: restaurant reviews, Reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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