Having somebody else do it.
In someone else’s house.
Drop in on The District, a historical home turned eatery dishing up slow-roasted pork and goat cheese pastelitos, opening Monday in Buena Vista.
Here’s a brief rundown of your night here. You pull up to valet with a special friend in tow. Things look appropriately date-night-ish. Exposed brick, low light, hand-painted ceilings. You whisk your date inside and ensconce yourselves in a Westchester-style brown leather couch. So far, so good.
You order a bottle of cab and chat about all of that rain we’ve been getting lately. And... you’re good for about nine seconds of that. You start perusing the menu for some appetizers. Lobster-malanga tacos and lamb tartare with quail egg. That sounds about right.
For your meal, you’re ready to test the mettle of the kitchen. The chef here’s an OLA vet, so he’s probably up to the challenge. Order the Afro-Cuban. That’s a slow-roasted marble pork shoulder. You’ll start feeling full... and decide to power through. That’s because there’s warm guava-and-goat-cheese pastelitos on the horizon.
Also known as in your mouth.