The only problem with Nava is that one feels compelled to eat everything on the table, sometimes to one’s subsequent detriment. I won’t say regret — Nava is never to be regretted — but I could have done without those final bits of crispy duck kaprow. At least they took away the plate that originally contained crispy pork with string beans before I could lick up what was left of the sauce, which would have been gauche but worth it. The spicy duck appetizer was also in fine form, layers of lemongrass, cilantro, and duck filtering through the quite spicy but not overwhelming sauce. Perfect balance.
Afterward, we waddled around Wheaton for a while:
- Still no new tenant in the former Ferdinand’s space;
- El Boqueron is under “new management” — I never knew the old managment, EB is one of the few Wheaton restaurants I still haven’t tried outside of Taste of Wheaton (where I liked their food fine, I do need to eat there someday);
- Peeked through Limerick Pub‘s windows, saw lots of ladders and cut wood and exposed pipes/wires and piles of things, I think they’re making progress but still a bit off from opening, they’ve always said they plan to open this month but I will be (happily) surprised if they open before the end of 2010;
- Caramelo Bakery smells really good inside, it’s almost overwhelming, wanting one of everything;
- Dunkin’ Donuts is never completely empty.