We don’t expect you to get all your information from one place. This morning, Daily Candy has a profile of Sepia, a sophisticated new rustic (hence “sepia”) New American in Fulton Market. The article has pertinent information like the names of the owner (Emmanuel Nony) and executive chef (Kendall Duque, previously of TRU and NoMI). Those factoids tell you a lot about a restaurant’s provenance and what you can expect in terms of basic quality level. But they’re DC’s factoids, not ours. Anyone can tell you that stuff; only we can show you the menu.
And how! Sepia starts out with a trio of flatbread offerings, de rigueur at nice restaurants these days. The applewood smoked bacon, peaches and Berkshire blue cheese ($5) should provide a clue to the rest of the menu. Appetizers range from chilled cucumber and avocado soup with house-smoked trout and radishes ($8) to a roasted rabbit with ricotta dumplings and Riesling reduction ($11). As for the mains, around half the options are grilled items (say, a Berkshire pork chop with wild onions and cassis vinegar, $23), and the other half are…not grilled (like the roasted sea scallops with endive, oranges and pine nuts, also $23). But all of them sound really tasty, don’t they?