In some pre-weekend activity, we went out with some friends for a birthday dinner celebration at Basil's in Washington on Thursday.
We have eaten lunch there before, but this was our first dinner.
The food was fine; I especially enjoyed the garlic house dressing and my garden salad, and the breadsticks, which were not your typical Italian restaurant breadsticks. They seemed hand made, and were sprinkled with butter, herbs and Parmesan cheese.
Friday we hit Bernardi's in Washington, again with some friends, where I enjoyed the stuffed ruby trout.
Saturday we did some traveling and later tried to go to Christie's in Washington to hear Dave Chastain, but the crowd was in full force by the time we got there, so we took our old asses home.