Where I’m Eating: Harth

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014 |

Harth is one of those places I would never venture to without someone else’s recommendation.  Tucked inside the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, H?rth was going to have to have good food for me to return.  The trek to this dining destination is real for city dwellers.  I can gladly report the newly appointed Executive Chef, Luc Dendievel, has some tricks up his sleeves to keep guests coming back.  Chef Dendievel brings his culinary talents from the Willard Intercontinental in D.C. After spending years managing the culinary and beverage program at Café du Parc, Chef Dendievel has settled into Harth with some new ideas for the Tysons Corner restaurant.

Chef Dendievel begins his culinary journey at Harth with a spin on some of my favorites:  Ancho Chilie BBQ Shrimp and Grits and cured pork belly.  The shrimp and grits are the star of the show on the new menu where the grits manage to walk that thin line between thick and creamy.  The shrimp actually sit properly on top of their throne because the grits are not a floating bowl of soup (*lots of places in the District fail at this dish because of this very thing.).  The roasted celeriac soup is not to be missed especially if you can appreciate the aroma and taste of fresh celery.  Because much of the menu is based on seasonal ingredients, I suggest moving to dessert to see how the restaurant experimented with the flavor of the moment.  Apples were in on my visit and the apple tart was difficult to put down with its flaky crust and side kick of vanilla ice cream.

Dinner in Tysons Corner might not be a bad idea afterall…

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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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