Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rasika....Indian Feast in DC

When I got chosen to dine out on the renown Rasika I was ridiculously excited. For those of you not familiar with the dining scene in DC, Rasika is an extremely popular restaurant. It's one of the top 10 restaurants to dine at (in DC) on several lists (ie the Washingtonian and Zagat) and the owner, Ashok Bajaj has an impressive resume-recently declared by the Washingtonian as Washington’s Restaurateur of the Year! Along with this awesome title he a slew of other awesome accomplishments/awards. Look at any review website and you will see Rasika with shining reviews. 
I called to make reservations the next morning and I was hit with a feeling of dread when they did not have ANY tables available for any time Saturday the 23. Panic started filling in, but I talked to the hostess on the phone and she said that if I came when it opened I had a good chance of sitting in the lounge, first come first serve style seating. I knew it was popular but not THAT popular-ignorance on my part I suppose. 
I was panicked because this dinner is a part of the foodbuzz 24x24...24 bloggers selected to participate in a meal in the same 24 hours...what if I couldn't get in the restaurant? Lili did not have any fears about not being able to sit and somewhat helped me stay level headed through the two weeks before we dined. 


  1. Foodie Stuntman June 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM<

    Congratulations on making the foodbuzz 24X24...again! I'm very envious! I hope you enjoyed the evening

  2. Ellen B CookeryJune 25, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    I've never tried Indian food, but it sure looks divine!