Tucked away in the quaint Intercontinental Hotel on DC’s newly remodeled waterfront, Kith and Kin is a MUST TRY. Kith and Kin, meaning friends and family, lives up to its name. The ambiance is amazing, the staff makes you feel as if you’re amongst family, and the best part of it all, the food is SCRUMPTIOUS!
Kith and Kin is the only “high-end” Caribbean restaurant located in the DC metro area. The menu is pictured below. All items are served family style, as that is the theme of the restaurant, friends and family.
We started with a a sparkling water. Typically, when I visit restaurants and order sparkling, they serve VOSS. Not here! Flown in from France, Badoit was on the menu, and I must say it is thee best I’ve ever tasted. It was smooth and crisp, and the twist of lime was the perfect addition.
Next, we ordered cocktails and appetizers. Pictured is the Caribbean mule. The server recommended it, and if alcohol is what you like, alcohol is what you will receive! The Tamarind chicken wings were smoked to perfection and covered in an amazing tamarind and jerk sauce and topped with crispy pieces of fried garlic. I would say that after you eat a few, the tamarind becomes overwhelming, but they were good. The Beef Patties were drool worthy. The pastry is light and airy, and the filling is the perfect combination of curry with a hint of spice. I’m not a sauce person, so I did not try the Calypso sauce, but my counterpart enjoyed it and said it reminded him of honey mustard. The coco bread! How could I forget the coco bread! This bread is dreamy. It’s like a pillow, lightly salted, and sits on a bed of melted butter! The server asked if we wanted more, but I have to stay fit and trim so I limit the amount of carbs I intake.
Finally, we ordered the “Mom Dukes Peel and eat Shrimp.” You guys!!! They were amazing! They were fresh. They were smothered in a sauce that reminded me of a gumbo roux and accompanied by 2 pieces of toast with an aioli, and they were meant to be devoured, which is exactly what we did. I wasn’t able to order dessert, but the bites that I did try all deserve 5 stars. Chef Onwuachi cooks with passion and it shows through the dishes he offers his guests. This is definitely a must try!
801 Wharf Street SW
Washington, DC 20024