May-June 2020 Restaurant Guide

The best eats the area can offer. BAZIN’S ON CHURCH Vienna | American |$$$ Set on historic Church Street in the heart of Vienna, Bazin’s on Church continues to exceed the expectations of the town’s discriminating diners. Chef Patrick Bazin’s modern American cuisine is simply extraordinary. Stop in for a drink at the bar or a delicious meal […]

Virginia wineries have taken a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. With government rulings that they can no longer serve customers in their wineries for the time being, they have had to get creative. So if you love Virginia wine, there’s no reason why you can’t continue to enjoy the experience—even from your own home. I […]

One thing we residents of Northern Virginia can all agree on — our restaurants rock! Many of us miss gathering together, sharing conversation, and taking photos of artfully-plated dishes. But, of course, staying at home supports our fellow citizens, helping our most vulnerable stay safe and limiting community spread of COVID-19.  Have you been thinking […]

The coronavirus has changed our lives in ways unimaginable; Jobs have been lost, school abruptly ended, milestone events postponed or cancelled, longstanding family businesses shutting their doors, depression from social isolation, and far too many precious lives lost. COVID-19 has affected us all in one way or another, and while we will continue to be […]

 Ingredients: Organic Spring Mix Prosciutto slices One fig per plate Whole pecans Strawberry balsamic vinegar Grape seed oil or avocado oil How to make it: This is a quick and easy hearty salad that is the perfect lunch for a springtime brunch. Mix strawberry balsamic vinegar and oil. Toss in spring mix, quartered figs and […]

We’re Talking Wine!

If you enjoy wine, you are likely already familiar with the more common words to describe the wine and the sensations it offers. What you may not know, however, are the more obscure words related to the wine industry.  When the sommelier begins talking in terms like “chewy,” “silky” or “fat,” it can seem like […]

French is Back at Jacques Brasserie

Light streams across the white-tiled bistro tables festooned with pink and green flowers. A jazzy red fabric covers the walls, invoking the optimism of the Belle Epoque era. It’s a sunlit Sunday afternoon, and I’m chatting with Chef Jacques Haeringer at his namesake restaurant Jacques Brasserie. He tells me the restaurant is inspired by the […]

Reception  Roundup

We all know that weddings come in all different sizes and styles, each uniquely beautiful as they represent each happy couple. It makes sense then that the style of menu choices at a black-tie wedding varies from that of a backyard barbecue, based on the couple’s theme and plans for the reception. We’ve rounded up […]