Now that we've lived on Washington's SW Waterfront for two years, Jared and I have seen countless sailboats and yachts pass by when we walk along the channel. We, inevitably, would say that we should figure out a way to hop on board one day, but then never followed through. Then, as luck would have it, we found a great deal on one of the dinner cruises. And with Rachel and Bobby in town, I knew we'd have some partners-in-crime.
So, we made plans to partake in a Sunday night Odyssey Dinner Cruise. You dine, you dance, you putter around the Potomac taking in the "monumental" views, as advertised.
Like any good tourist trap, it was a bit campy with its structured schedule and smooth jazz twinkling in the background. But, we had a few drinks, embraced the whole experience, and ended up having a really great night on the water. To top it all off, the food was pretty tasty as well.
First course: a delightful little shrimp cocktail appetizer.
Shrimp and Corn Chowder - roasted sweet corn, Gulf shrimp, red peppers and potato with fresh cream and an herbed crouton
Mushroom Braised Short Ribs - braised beef short ribs marinated in a shallot and wild mushroom gravy, served with garlic mashed potatoes and crispy onion straws
Odyssey's Signature Decadent Chocolate Truffle Torte - rich two-layer cake filled with a delicate chocolate mousse enrobed in a smooth dark chocolate ganache