Fresh Food & Fun Things To Do in Northern Virginia This Spring
We’re so excited that spring is in bloom, and so is our garden, which is coming along nicely thanks to our friendly staff. We’ve got seeds planted in a hot house with our Sous Chef, Brian Volmrich, who is also already supplying us with micro greens for use in our award winning Northern Virginia restaurant. Brian’s current greenhouse was nearly destroyed by the wind storms in early March but has been patched up enough for us to get a good start to the growing season. Brian has also taken this as an opportunity to build a bigger and better greenhouse with help from the Agriculture Dept. of Virginia, so we can really scale up our gardens and summer produce production. There’s always so much to look forward to at our quaint inn and restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley, and this season is no exception.
Mark Your Calendars for Fun Events in Northern Virginia
Here are a few upcoming events and festivities that we still have availability for. Come experience a bit of Provence in Virginia!
Sunday, May 13th | Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Dinner: 3:00-6:30 p.m.
Winter is finally over and it is time to celebrate the mothers in your life with the best brunch or dinner in the Shenandoah Valley! Chef Richard’s menu for Mother’s Day will reflect all that is best of the spring season. Brunch is just $70 per person, and will include a gourmet 3-course prix-fixe menu. For dinner, you may choose from our regular seasonal menu with prix-fixe options including 4-courses, 5-courses, or our chef’s tasting menu, with prices ranging from $89 to $135 per person. We also have a special gift for each mom in your party to take home as a small token of appreciation. Secure your spot early by reserving online or calling 540.837.1375.
Before or after you dine with us, stop by the Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Tour at the Virginia State Arboretum, just 2 minutes from the inn. The plant sale is one of the largest in the Northern Virginia area and features many native plants of our region. It’s a great way to enjoy the scenery and take home some beautiful plants for your own garden. It will be open Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Sunday, June 10th | Meet and Greet 12:30
Award winning Vintner and Winemaker Jeff White and his lovely wife Kelly will be on hand for our annual Glen Manor Wine Dinner. What a wonderful time to pay tribute to this historic winery and pair their fabulous wines with the Shenandoah Valley’s best produce and farm fresh products. Chef Richard Wright and Sommelier Christian Borel have created a gourmet menu with wine pairing that is unmatched in sophistication and whimsy. This annual occasion is very well attended and we suggest that you make your reservations well in advance by calling 540.837.1375. Join us for an afternoon of the finest food and wine at our beautiful Northern Virginia bed and breakfast.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 15th-17th
Mom isn’t the only one who deserves a special treat, so now it’s time to honor the father in your life. We’re featuring one of dad’s all time favorites, Dry Aged, Bourbon Soaked Sirloin Steaks from Martin’s Farm, on our fine dining menu at La Table Provencale. We’re dry aging the steaks now to have them perfectly succulent just in time for our special Father’s Day menu. Try them paired with a fine red wine or superior bourbon selected by Sommelier Christian Borel, though this steak will definitely be a destination unto itself. Give dad a break from the grill and leave the cooking to our team of professional chefs. The top quality steak, along with the fresh produce from our gardens, will be one meal that your dad is sure to remember forever. Book your table now.
This exclusive package is the ultimate getaway for the couple that’s ready to get outside! Your Adventure Day will be packed with fun outdoor activities and the most delicious goodies.
- 8:00 a.m. – Enjoy a continental breakfast delivered to your room, so you’ll be ready for your 9:00 a.m. departure.
- 9:30 a.m. – Go horseback riding at Rocking S Ranch or Highlander Horses.
- 11:00 a.m. – Open up your picnic lunch, enjoy, and get ready for your next adventure.
- 1:00 p.m. – Choose between kayaking or white-water rafting in Harpers Ferry at River Riders.
- 4:30 p.m. – Return to your comfortable room to relax after your active day.
- 5:00 p.m. – Rejuvenate with a one hour couples massage in your room.
- 6:30 p.m. – Your freshly prepared gourmet dinner will be delivered to your room, and can be enjoyed en suite or anywhere on the grounds, weather permitting.
You can look forward to enjoying:
- Provencale Pesto Soup
- Shenandoah Seasonal Salad
- Cold Southern Fried Chicken
- French Bread
- Seasonal Fruit Tartlets
- Bottle of Red or White Wine
You and your loved one can enjoy all of this for just $495, plus the cost of your room. Package available for a limited time.