If you haven’t been to The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm lately now is an especially great time to visit. Chef Chris Edwards’ has revamped the restaurant's seasonal menus to offer mulitiple dining options to suit most any appetite. Recalling the restaurant’s early years, Chef Edwards’ Origins menu lets you create your own experience either through a three course prix fixe for $65.00 or a la carte for those with a smaller appetite. The menu features multiple courses with choices on each course including the Ayrshire Farm Pork Belly with white kimchi and puffed barley seen in the photo above. Destination is the name of the chef’s tasting menu featuring around nine courses of the chef's creative organic cuisine. However you choose to order, Chef Edwards’ cuisine combined with the scenic setting of the restaurant should leave no doubt in your mind or stomach, that The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is indeed a destination in itself.
The Goodstone Restaurant in Middleburg recently announced the hiring of Executive Chef Patrick Ferguson. Ferguson’s background in five star restaurants includes time at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington DC, Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, and Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo. Ferguson’s French Country, farm-to-table style of cuisine will be right at home at Goodstone with its vast gardens and scenic country setting that rivals that of, well, the French countryside! Personally, after checking out the new menu, the Wild Mushroom Crepes and the Duck a l’Orange are calling my name. And don’t forget the Goodstone is also a very charming inn. Combined with the French themed menu, you have the makings of a perfect romantic weekend.
Destination Restaurant Suggestions: Visit Loudoun will soon be conducting another application and review process to select our next round of Destination Restaurants. Check out our website to see the current list. If you have a favorite Loudoun restaurant that you feel should be considered for our Destination Restaurant Program, leave a comment and let us know!