Miles and I were lucky enough to attend Toasting Our Town — the Historic Alexandria Foundation’s (HAF) annual soiree that kicks off the Holiday season. Last year’s Toasting raised $22k for historic preservation in Alexandria — a cause so important to our charming and historic community! Miles debuting his new custom Burberry trousers in OldRead the Post
Chef John Currence — the James Beard award winning chef coming to Old Town — shared his Oyster Madeleine recipe with us for the holidays . . .
We have to wait awhile for Chef John Currence to be creating cuisine in Old Town but we can still enjoy one of this James Beard award winning chef’s recipes now. Chef Currence was kind enough to send along a holiday recipe for us! It’s got oysters which Miles loves and is excited to try!Read the Post
Chadwicks — Opens at 5 O’clock Thanksgiving + Trae’s Favorite Cocktail Recipe . . .
Chadwicks is open at 5 o’clock on Thanksgiving. But should you be getting together with loved ones earlier in the day, Trae Lamond, Chadwicks’ owner, offered to share his Manhattan recipe with us — should you need a drink before they open! It’s a classic cocktail that his in-laws turned him on to years ago.Read the Post
Grateful for Chef Sebastien Rondier Roasted Duck à l’Orange Recipe AND that Brabo is Open Thanksgiving for Dine In or Carry Out . . .
Super grateful that Chef Sebastien Rondier of Brabo has shared his famed Roasted Duck à l’Orange recipe with us! Growing up in southwest France Chef Sebastien didn’t have the traditional American Turkey Day dinner so many of us are used to — he had duck. So on Thanksgiving at Brabo you can enjoy turkey orRead the Post
Rabbi Mayor Allison Silberberg’s Chocolate Peppermint Pie
As y’all might already know, our friend, and former mayor of Alexandria, Allison Silberberg married us. We affetionately call her Rabbi! Here’s a treasured recipe & picture she shared with us! xxx As y’all might already know, our friend, and former mayor of Alexandria, Allison Silberberg married us. We affetionately call her Rabbi! Here’s aRead the Post
Bastille is open Thanksgiving and if Chef Michelle wasn’t working she’d have this Sweet Potato Soufflé on her table! Here’s the recipe & their Thanksgiving menu . . .
First Course Pumpkin-Maple bisque GFBeets and squash salad with goat cheese GF Slow roasted beets, butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, arugula Caesar saladRomaine hearts, Radicchio, Parmesan, croutons, hard-boiled egg, lemon anchovy vinaigrette Faux-gras terrineDuck liver paté, served with fruit chutney, cornichon, crispy baguette, frisée Shrimp beignets, remoulade aioli Entrees Slow-roasted organic turkey “Dodine”Cornbread & confit meat stuffed turkeyRead the Post
Landini’s Celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary with the Original Menu & Prices
One thing was certain Monday night. The place to be was Landini Brothers (Landini’s) as they celebrated their 40th year in the business. Reservations started at 3:30 and they were packed until their last seating. We couldn’t get in until 10 o’clock! I must say, Landini’s anniversary bash was filled with quite the who’s whoRead the Post
Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden Wowed Us
Last Friday, Miles and I were lucky enough to score an invitation to the soft opening of Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden (or, as it will be known to locals: Augie’s). Historic Old Town, Alexandria’s latest restaurant did not disappoint! We never get our hopes up at a soft opening. New places have soRead the Post
Downton Abbey Tea Party & Tours at Lee Fendall
This has been our year of Downton Abbey! It was the first show we binged in retirement (in fact, it’s exactly one year ago today, Miles said good-bye to workin’ for the man). Our first big trip in retirement was spending a month in Europe! And, you guessed it, Downton Abbey was on the agenda!Read the Post
Caviar at Café Carleton at the Greenbrier Resort
Good times. We brought along some of our favorite memories from our old blog to share over here! 😘 Last Saturday we went to Café Carleton for some live music and caviar. The lounge is named after Carleton Varney who took over for Dorthy Draper, the Greenbrier’s famous interior designer. The room is red. VeryRead the Post
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