Last week, my friends and I went to härth, a swanky restaurant located in the Hilton headquarters in Northern Virginia. Although the restaurant is actually located inside
the Hilton Hotel, they "want to be treated as a real restaurant", according to the chef in this article
. After my visit, I'm completely sold.
Stepping through the main entrance was like walking into a whole new world. The restaurant was beautiful and filled with wonderful details--roaring fireplaces inside glass columns, gold fixtures all around the restaurant, artsy wooden plates on the tables. It was somehow both classy and comforting at the same time.
The food was fresh, perfectly cooked, and incredibly tasty. But of course, the main attraction was the bacon jam. As soon as we sat down and politely declined the drinks menu (via iPad!), our server brought us a small cup of bacon jam and a loaf of freshly baked bread.
Now, bacon jam is by no means a new concept. We wrote about it here
almost a year ago, but somehow I missed the memo: bacon jam is crack. There is no other way to put it. How is it even possible that I never tried it until yesterday? I feel like I haven't really been living up until now.
The bacon jam at härth is a delicious version of the rendered-down bacon and spices that is taking the world by storm. Executive chef Thomas Elder collects honey fresh from the bee hives on the roof of the Hilton hotel, which makes the jam extra tasty.
I decided to order the fire-roasted chicken flatbread, complete with fontina cheese, roasted red pepper, and even more of the scrumptious bacon jam. Forget trying as many things on the menu as possible! Ordering that flatbread was the best (and most reasonably priced) choice and the leftovers had me satisfied for days. Two thumbs up to härth! Now, can we work out some sort of bacon jam delivery service?Have you ever tried bacon jam? What are your thoughts?