Food and Drink

Influential food critic likes the taste of Rappahannock

A solid review by Tom Sietsema does wonders for a novel restaurant like Three Blacksmiths, and it’s no stretch to say that Sperryville and all of Rappahannock County will benefit from the critic’s fine dining experience. As Sietsema ends his lengthy review, “Three Blacksmiths feels like the dinner party you don’t want to leave.” […]

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Giving through bottles of wine

The wine’s label depicts Whiteoak Canyon and Falls, just around the bend from DuCard, in the style of 1930’s era posters that were commissioned for the western National Parks. DuCard has obtained the exclusive rights to use this iconic image from former park ranger and longtime enthusiast Doug Leen. […]

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Huge turnout for ‘Yeaster’ feaster

Several thousand festival-goers emerging from winter hibernation into bright sunshine descended on Sperryville last Saturday for spectacular Yeaster celebration offerings of roasted lamb and oysters, grilled veggies and breads, spicy brats and fermentables — and of course barrels of craft beer and other libations. […]

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Wine and Dine Month

March is the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail’s Wine and Dine Month. Twenty-one members of the Artisan Trail — an organization of artists, artisans, agri-artisans, lodging establishments, shops, art galleries and others. […]

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Inn at Little Washington to celebrate town ‘relationships’ during 40th anniversary fête

“Patrick [O’Connell, the Inn’s proprietor, chef and a member of the town council] very much wants to celebrate the relationships of the 40 years, particularly the relationships in the town, the county and Virginia,” Moore continued. “We would like to work with the town to promote this.” […]

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Now that’s a lot of corks!

“It’s truly unbelievable!” Or such was the reaction of one of Gray Ghost Vineyards’ many visitors last year when they saw the holiday display, including a tremendous nutcracker, made entirely of 120,000-plus wine bottle corks. […]

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Inn keeps coveted Michelin stars

The 2018 Michelin star rankings for Washington, D.C., were announced on Tuesday, with Patrick O’Connell’s Inn at Little Washington — the lone awardee outside the nation’s capital — retaining its coveted two stars, which were awarded for the first time last year. […]