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Gourmet Food at Virginia B&Bs

Friday, November 29th, 2013

We all know that “bed and breakfast” is synonymous with good food, but did you know that the morning meal is not the only dining option at some of our member inns? Not only can you feast offsite at nearby restaurants, but a few of our B&Bs actually double as both a place of lodging and a gourmet eatery:

With a name like The Ashby Inn & Restaurant, you know that this Paris, VA  B&B is as much about their food as they are about their lodging. Indulge in such menu items as octopus Carpaccio, miso-glazed black cod, and pistachio & agave baklava. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, or a specific dietary restriction, The Ashby Inn and Restaurant is at your service.

ashby inn and restaurant

The Ashby Inn and Restaurant

The Inn at Willow Grove’s Executive Chef Jason Daniels brings farm-to-table food to their Vintage Restaurant in Orange, VA. Feast on Gourmet Tapas Wednesdays or “Three on Thursday” Chef’s Tastings with everything from Hunter-style chicken and red wine linguine to seared duck breast and pepper-crusted butternut squash. Stay tuned for their winter menu, which will be released on December 4.

inn at willow grove

The Inn at Willow Grove

The Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington, VA features the incredible cuisine of Chef Anne Kirkmyer, and their Dining Hall has been named the #1 restaurant in the city. If you plan to visit the Glory and Glory’s restaurant, be sure to make a reservation well in advance, as they stay full and busy!

hope and glory inn

The Hope and Glory Inn

At The Boxwood Inn in Newport News, VA, “Dinnertainment” is a popular meal among guests. Each menu is specific to the dinner theme, which options like “Murder Mystery Evening,” “Showstoppers,” “Scottish Evening,” and “Those Fabulous Fifties.” Along with the deliciously themed food, the entertainment is fantastic as well. For more information about reservations at the inn’s Dinnertainment, call 757-888-8854.

boxwood inn

The Boxwood Inn

By Tara Stoll

Fine Dining in Virginia

Monday, November 15th, 2010
Squash blossom with goat cheese, thyme, raw hazelnut, compressed peach and saba

Elegance on a plate.

If you were to ask five of your closest friends to define “fine dining”, what would they say? Details may vary from person to person: one might say a crisp, white, linen table cloth is essential; another may insist the waitstaff wear clean, subtle, uniforms. But most would agree that fine dining involves outstanding food served in an attractive, pleasant setting.

There is plenty of fine dining in Virginia. It isn’t possible to write an exhaustive list of Virginia fine dining restaurants here, but read on for a few outstanding examples.
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