Welcome to the first edition of the new Circa Food Blog.
Once a month we will use this space to illuminate, educate, and generally explore the world of food and Circa’s place in it.
(Wow, I may have to do some research.)
The Autumnal Equinox behind us, we now charge head-long into Fall. The days get shorter, the beer gets darker, and the fare gets heartier (the Redskins try to figure out what is wrong with their offense. Apologies, I could not resist).
First things first, Circa is thrilled to announce the addition of Chef Eddie Marine to the Circa family. Eddie cooked at Red Sage, and most recently, was Executive Chef at Oya.
We can’t wait to see what exciting new influences Eddie brings to the Circa menu.
Show us what you can do Eddie.
That leads us to the culinary term of the day: Braising.
Braising (from the French “braiser”), is a combination cooking method using both moist and dry heat; typically the food is first seared at a high temperature and then finished in a covered pot with a variable amount of liquid, resulting in a particular flavor.
Folks, don’t just think about your mother’s pot roast here.
Did I mention that you can braise with beer or wine? I feel like I have your interest back now.
Just a hint, don’t be surprised if this concept pops up in the new Circa Fall Menu.
Circa Fall Menu! Did someone say Circa Fall Menu? (Nice segue, huh.)
Yes my friends, gather round and ye shall be fed.
It is not just the Circa bartenders who have worked hard to come up with new taste treats for the new season. No sir. The Circa test kitchen is about to roll out a menu guaranteed to please. (From the legal department: The use of the word “guarantee” is a literary flourish and is in no way “actionable”.
That being said, the food in question better be really “yummy”.)
We are very excited about this new menu, as not only will it serve as the new menu for Circa at Dupont, it will also be the premier menu for Circa at Clarendon.
Yes, Circa at Clarendon is almost here. The same great food and drink, the same great Circa vibe. We hope you are as excited as we are to welcome a new member to the Circa family