La Famosa in Navy Yard unveils dishes for fall season

Comforting, hearty dishes, Puerto Rican breakfast items heat up menu as temperatures drop

La Famosa, a Puerto Rican restaurant located in Washington, DC’s Navy Yard, has added new dishes to the menu for fall season, including a comforting Carne Guisada stew and Asopao de Camarones soup. New breakfast and lunch dinners reflect the special personal twist of Joancarlo Parkhurst, chef/owner. For example, he uses mezcla, a cheese spread made with ham and pimento peppers, as a condiment on breakfast sandwiches.

As temperatures drop, Parkhust is turning up the heat with new stews and soups. Sweets are part of the changes, too, with a Tres Leches Cake being featured, as well as a creative What the Funk rum-based cocktail.

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Here are the tasty dishes that were added:

  • El Classico turns up the volume on a housemade biscuit as it’s smeared with mezcla, a cheese spread prepared with ham, cheese and pimento peppers, and thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and an over-easy egg, topped with chef’s secret breakfast sauce, priced at $7.50
  • BMT—Bacon, Mezcla, & Tomato—features a thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon and beefsteak tomatoes on Pan de Agua with mezcla, a cheese spread prepared with ham, cheese and pimento peppers, and arugula, priced at $14
  • Carne Guisada, a hearty Puerto Rican style beef stew with chunks of sirloin beef, sofrito, onion, carrots, potatoes, green olives, & house adobo seasoning, is served with white rice, for $18
  • Asopao de Camarones, a Puerto Rican-inspired soup made with spicy chicken broth, mixed with arroz con gandules and pigeon peas, is topped with shrimp, blood sausage, aji amarillo sauce, and green onions, and served with a lime, for $20
  • Chicken Mofongo includes chunks of fried chicken breast tossed in mojo (garlic oil) and is drizzled with Puerto Rican “mayo ketchup,” for $14
  • La Famosas’s Tres Leches starts with a sponge cake soaked in condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk, which is then topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and a cherry, priced at $6.50
  • What the Funk is a blend of Don Q white rum and The Funk Jamaican pot still rum, mixed with a house made mango shrub and cane syrup, then topped with soda water and served in an adobo rimmed glass, for $13

La Famosa, 1300 4th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003 (entrance on Tingey Street)

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