We took a trip to Bethesda, Maryland, at the end of July for a baby shower. We had been here briefly before and really enjoyed it. So, we were really happy to come back and spend a long weekend. There are so many shops, bars, and restaurants to explore. The difficult choice was deciding on which one’s to visit.
On our good friend’s recommendation, we had dinner at PassionFish on our first night. as the name implies, the cuisine is filled with seafood, sushi, a raw bar, surf and turf, you name it, they got it. It was a warm night out, so Eric decided to start with the Maine lobster gazpacho, made with pico de gallo, crisp corn tortilla, cilantro, and of course, lobster. It was delicious. It had a wonderful balance of flavors. I ordered the lobster and carrot ginger bisque. This was so good. It was made with fresh lobster, carrots, and spring peas.
We then split an order of the char-grilled Spanish octopus. It was made with tomato sugar, garden vegetables, and chick pea croutons. It was delicious. The octopus was char-grilled perfectly, and had that wonderful grilled taste. The tomato sugar counterbalanced it just right. It was a wonderful dish.
We then ordered two of their sushi rolls. I got the wicked tuna roll, which consisted of ahi tuna, seared tuna tataki, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño. Eric ordered “The Rock”, which was made with spicy tuna, mango, avocado, and dynamite tempura rock shrimp. Both rolls were outstanding. They both had a nice balance of heat, spice, and flavor.
We couldn’t enjoy all this food without a couple of cocktails! I ordered a glass of the PassionFish red sangria, and Eric ordered a My Tai. Both were made very well, and were very refreshing. Just what we needed to enjoy this wonderful meal with.
If you happen to be in Bethesda, check out PassionFish. It will be the best sushi of your life!