1230 Restaurant & Champagne Lounge New Menu Launch with Raro Lae #DineWithRaro #1230DC

On Wednesday, July 18th I had the pleasure of being invited to 1230 Restaurant & Champagne Lounge New Menu Launch with Raro Lae.

The event was an exclusive influencer & media only new menu launch soirée and dinner.

Attendees were able to enjoy and sample the new 12|30 DC (1230 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) menu paired with exquisite champagne, cocktails and more! 

The new Fall 2018 menu five-course meal includes exquisite appetizers and entrees paired with champagne & cocktails.

So let’s get into the menu.

The menu included:
 
Hors d’Oeuvres  & Cocktails 
  • Chichinga ( Beef Suya ) – Fiery peanut spiced beef with green peppers and onions
  • Domedo (Pork Shoulder) – Tender fried pork with a zesty green chili sauce
  • Kelewele – Spicy fried Ghanaian plantains
 
Appetizers 
  • Summer Salad – Baby arugula, strawberries, toasted almonds, dehydrated mangoes ,goat cheese tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
  • Goat Tartare – Raw goat meat mixed with a mildly sweet berry sauce
  • Ceviche – Fresh octopus, shrimp and scallops marinated in a peppery lime sauce
Entrees  
  • Waakye and Braised Oxtails – Fork tender oxtails over black eyed peas cooked with jasmine rice, paired with spicy chili tomato sauce
  • Goat Meat Ravioli with Ground Nut Sauce  – Braised goat meat stuffed in ravioli smothered in savory peanut sauce
Desserts 
  • Kose  – Black eyed pea beans fritters with hause koko ice cream
  • Sweet Plantain Sorbet
Kelewele

The Kelewele – Spicy fried Ghanaian plantains were so crispy and yummy!

Waakye and Braised Oxtails

The Waakye and Braised Oxtails – Fork tender oxtails over black eyed peas cooked with jasmine rice, paired with spicy chili tomato sauce, was my favorite dish of the night.

Goat Meat Ravioli with Ground Nut Sauce

Goat Meat Ravioli with Ground Nut Sauce – Braised goat meat stuffed in ravioli smothered in savory peanut sauce.

Sweet Plantain Sorbet

Sweet Plantain Sorbet – This was such an awesome and unique dessert.

Kose

Kose  – Black eyed pea beans fritters with hause koko ice cream

Me with event host, Raro Lae

Super proud of the event host, Raro Lae. This event was a hit! Congrats to Raro Lae and 12|30 for a successful launch event. I had a great time!

I also brought my peeps Troy Massa (@troy.massa) and Jasmine Ngegba (@official.siaj) to the event. FYI: Our outfits were not planned.

For more info on 12| 30 DC and Raro Lae. Go to @rarolae/rarolae.com & @1230dc/1230dc.com

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