Restaurant Week has been in full swing throughout the city and being a food blogger and all, I should probably check out what was going on.
The boy and I decided to go Acacia Mid-town, located at 2601 W. Cary Street. The inside of the restaurant looks like a fancy DC club, which walls of lights and a young culutre vibe. I almost forgot I was in Richmond for a bit.
The menu is normally a bit pricy, but luckily, Restaurant Week allowed us to each have a decent meal for just over $25.
To start off the meal, we both got the salad, which included apples, raisins, bleu cheese, roasted cashews and celery seed vinaigrette. I was not a fan. The salad greens were very bitter and the bleu cheese was too pungent. I stopped after a few bites.
I had the baked crab cake with cheddar cheese grits, creamed leeks, greens and herb garlic sauce. The boy had the duck stuffed with roasted pears, wrapped in bacon, caraway gnocchi, red wine braised cabbage and lingonberry sauce. I took a bite of his meal and wanted to switch plates while he wasn’t looking. The crab was good, but didn’t blow me away.
For dessert, I tried the chocolate torte and passion fruit panna cotta while he got the parsnip spice cake with ice cream. The torte was extremely rich, but just the right serving size.
While the food was only decent, we still had a good night of drinks and nice conversation.
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