Co Co Sala, Chinatown Washington DC
Saturday was my third trip to Co Co Sala, a restaurant and “chocolate boutique” located in the Chinatown area of Washington, DC. While my visit wasn’t the best experience this particular evening, service and food in the past has been outstanding. Overall I would still recommend that every female in the DC area check out Co Co Sala with her girl friends at least once. It’s the perfect starting point for a posh “girls night out.” Even if it’s just for drinks or dessert.
Their menu consists of “small bites” and “sips” (hence the girls night, my man doesn’t do “small bites”) and their cocktails are fun to look at while remaining flavorful. I had their well known Co Cojito. Others ordered “fetish,” strawberry infused vodka and foam served with a chocolate covered strawberry, (looked like a strawberry daiquiri).
The tuna tartare was aesthetically pleasing and tasted good as well. It was served with a wasabi sauce that could have used a little bit more of a kick but I still really liked it.
I tried the cheese plate this time and was not impressed. I didn’t see any signature twist. I could have ordered this anywhere, and honestly it might have been better there. I should have stuck with my “go to” Co Co Sala order. I recommended the mac and cheese served with a piece of chocolate covered bacon. Creamy and unique. Don’t be afraid of the chocolate covered bacon. It will become a fast favorite.
Tip: Make reservations ahead of time, if you have a party of more than six you can’t reserve a table after 5pm. (This is why I say it’s an ideal starting point for a night out) To be honest Co Co Sala would be enjoyed best with a smaller group.
Head over to Zaytinya for cocktails after Co Co Sala, it’s two blocks over and one of the best restaurants in DC (owned by the renowned José Andrés). If you are a fan of Top Chef, you know that Mike Isabella –who made it to the final two in this seasons Top Chef All Stars — was their former head chef.