One of my goals for A Touch of Teal this year is to expand my DC content so that if you ever visit, you have plenty of advice on where to eat and shop and what to do! (Look for some local guides coming over the next couple of months!)
I also really want to do a better job of taking my nice camera out with me when I go places on the weekends—I always have it on me when I travel, but never when I am at home. I find it so fun to find the beauty in the places around me and find the best angles to capture things. I am so glad I decided to lug that bad boy to Malmaison in Georgetown last weekend.
Located right on Water Street under the bridge and near the waterfront park on the Potomac River, Malmaison is situated in a converted warehouse. They have a cafe that is open daily and on the weekend they do brunch. At night, it’s solely used as an event space.
We had a party of eight and were seated at the cutest table! Half the group sat on a bench and the other half had purple chairs similar to the purple couches featured in these pictures.
We opted for bottomless mimosas—$22!—and enjoyed trying all the juices: orange, cranberry, grapefruit, and my personal favorite, pineapple. I will say—the service on the refills was slow for bottomless. They wouldn’t let us get carafes for the table, so they refilled us by the glass. It would take 15-20 minutes between refills at first, so finally we just started ordering our next round when a fresh round came out. This strategy worked well.
We ordered all sorts of food—I opted for the caprese sandwich, but definitely wish I would have ordered the avocado smash—their version of avocado toast with a friend egg on top! Other winners at our table included the mushroom and swiss cheese omelet, smoked salmon bagel, and short rib hash.