Food and Drink

Amissville joins exploding U.S. mead scene

Dennis Kelly and his business partner (and neighbor) David Shiff point out that Rappahannock has a long and storied history of fine hard ciders that were crafted from local apples, and at Hinson Ford they’ve joined meads into the mix. And talk about launching at a perfect time. […]

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Inn chefs are served dinner for once

The Culinary Cure host, who is well known for her healthy habits and kitchen interventions, teamed up with Barbara Crocker to prepare one of their popular Family Meals for the Inn’s staff, as they’ve done in the kitchens of Mini Bar, Pineapple & Pearls, and other leading restaurants. […]

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Top chili chefs serve it up spicy in Sperryville

A record number of tasty chili entries made the competition all the more interesting Saturday at the annual Rappahannock County Lions Club ChiliFest. Participants had a dozen and a half chili pots to choose from, served up by volunteer members of the high school-aged Leo Club at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Hall. […]

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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.” […]