Fyve Restaurant Lounge is tucked away in The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Located in Arlington, Virginia, it's minutes away from Georgetown, D.C. and easily accessible through the upscale Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.
Fyve's dimly lit, cosmopolitan ambiance couples well with its globally inspired cuisine—further emphasizing their commitment to purveying seasonal ingredients sourced from local artisans and farmers alike.
Highlighting an impressive wine collection, I began the evening naturally with a refreshing glass of Veuve Clicquot.
I started off with the Sweet Pea Ravioli. It was a divine dish which featured seared sea scallops, double smoked bacon, glazed peas and crispy shallots in a brown butter cream sauce.
Absolutely delicious—you'll want to make sure you order the larger portion as it's just that good. I'm still fantasizing about the sweet pea filled ravioli resting atop the succulent brown butter cream sauce.
Next, the Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, was an easy choice. The salmon, atop a delicious pea purée, complete with marbled potatoes, and more glazed peas, was topped with pea shoots and drizzled with turmeric oil.
Simply a great choice this was, I might add.
For dessert, I without hestitation chose one of my favorites: Panna Cotta. But, this wasn't your ordinary everyday panna cotta, it was chamomile, and unforgettably blended with honey lemon gel, honey brick tuile and topped with a handmade pistachio streusel.
And taking note, just like the aptly named fyve, which is derived from the five sides of the Pentagon:
1. Buy it with thought, 2. Use local foods, 3. Cook it with care, 4. Less is more 5. Serve just enough
*Valet parking is offered at a discounted rate of $8USD when dining at fyve*