Organic and Local....

After 38 years and being the first certified organic restaurant in DC, Restaurant Nora will be closing next week💔 Nora Pouillon, the chef owner of this institution brought to the area the idea of buying local, using seasonal ingredients and going organic and green. After she closes, only %14 of DC restaurants will be certified organic. That is just too SAD!

Husband and I had our last dinner at Restaurant Nora's a couple of nights ago and as always enjoyed every bite and every moment. One of the things I love about Nora's is that when you order a salad for your first course, you don't get 5 tiny lettuce leaves, a couple of sugary nuts and tiny bits of maybe cheese drenched in dressing filled with sugar, salt, cornstarch and god knows what else. You get a big plate of super fresh greens and veg, sometimes seasonal fruits, plain and simple nuts and dried fruits, local cheese and it's very lightly dressed with a dressing made with a few ingredients one can actually pronounce. The main course is always filling but not because the sauce is heavy. It is because a perfectly cooked protein is accompanied with several vegetables cooked with various flavors and seasoning. As a vegetarian who usually only has the option of choosing pasta or risotto when dining out, I sometimes dread eating out. At Nora's the whole concept of using local and seasonal ingredients gives the opportunity to make changes to a menu regularly so when frequenting this restaurant, I won't have to eat the same thing every single time.

Anyway, this weeks menu is inspired by flavors we've had at Nora's using as we usually try to do, local, seasonal, and organic ingredients in every dish.

We hope you will enjoy this weeks menu as much we will preparing them for you.

For information or to place and order, please visit our website or email us.

For more information and to place your order please visit or email us.

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