by Caitlin Lane by Caitlin Lane | April 10, 2019 |
As the warm weather continues to be upon us, we rounded up our four favorite locations not too far from DC that are perfect for a quick weekend getaway!
La Table Provencale
Inside L’auberge Provencale, a quaint bed and breakfast situated in the Shenandoah Valley in White Post Virginia, La Table Provencale features the best modern French-American cuisine in Virginia. In French culture, dining is an experience rather than just a meal. Leisurely eating and spending time at the dinner table is the main emphasis at La Table Provencale. Guests may choose among a three-course, five-course, or Chef’s tasting menu, and the menu selections change with every different season. Even better, La Table Provencale has a farm to table policy with herbs, vegetables and fruits coming from their own backyard as well as meat and dairy from the local community. For a more casual dining experience, La Table Provencale offers a bar and lounge with a snacks, cocktails and Parisian inspired cuisine.
13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy, White Post, VA; 540.837.1375; Photo credit: Jumping Rocks Photography
Field & Main Restaurant
A restaurant built to enrich its local community, Field & Main is based entirely around relationships. A farm to table restaurant, Field & Main offers a modern twist on American fare straight from the community that the restaurant is situated in. Additionally, every night, $1 from a designated menu item is donated to support the Fauquier Food Bank's Food Truck. A rustic-chic atmosphere makes the space feel intimate while you dine on food via partnerships with local farms. Field & Main also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday featuring modern takes of everyone’s favorite breakfast dishes. Even better, the patio is slated to open in the upcoming weeks as warmer weather is upon us.
8369 W. Main Street, Marshall, VA; 540.364.8166; Photo credit: Katie Shollenberger
Led by executive chef Ian Rynecki, Pippin Hill allows guests to sip on their famous wines while enjoying local Virginia cuisine and enjoying the views of the rolling estate. Pippin Hill integrates their vineyard, garden, farm and kitchen together so that the experience is completely fresh and local. Their Vineyard-to-Table concept brings a new and modern twists to the practices of an authentic, old-world winery. Guests can also try Pippin Hill’s Vintner’s Table, which is a four course meal showcasing wines paired with famous Pippin Hill dishes. A server guides guests through this experience as well as recommending pairings for each course.
5022 Plank Road, North Garden, VA; 434.202.8063; Photo Credit: Eric Kelley
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
With an 820 selection wine cellar, this French inspired restaurant, rated one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Romantic Inns in the USA, is worth the drive. The Goodstone Inn features 265 acres of farmland and features dishes with ingredients taken straight from Goodstone’s garden and local farms. With two restaurant options, The Bistro at Goodstone (the new, modern French dining bistro) and The Conservatory at Goodstone (an upscale, fine dining venue), dishes are taken straight from the imagination of Executive Chef, Jan Van Haute and rotate seasonally. The Prix Fix menu features two or three course tasting options or guests can choose from a Chef’s Tasting or Vegetarian Tasting menus with optional wine pairing options. Goodstone also offers a three-course Sunday brunch, a daily Breakfast menu, and a Prix Fix lunch option for a smaller appetite.
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, Virginia; 540-687-3333; Photo Credit: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant