This establishment ranks in the top five (5) of my lifetime dining experiences to date. From the valet not needing to give me a ticket for the car to the car awaiting me to drive right off when done dining without even calling for it, the attention to detail was no less than stellar. The plates (some Wedgwood, others specialty plates flown in from France) alone were something to marvel.
The Gastronaut menu was exactly as the title suggests and although many courses, the portions were appropriated in keen fashion:
Truffle Dusted Popcorn
A Shot of Tomato-Orange Bisque
A Tin of Sin: American Osetra Caviar with Peekytoe Crab and Cucumber Rillette
Chilled Maine Lobster with Tomato Water Gazpacho Geleé
Cashew-Crusted Soft Shell Crab Tempura with Coconut-Green Curry and a Glazed Garden Eggplant
Seared Antarctic Sea Bass in an Asian Inspired Broth Perfumed with Ginger
Breast of Pheasant with Sweet Corn Pudding, Succotash and Virginia Mushrooms
Barbequed Jamison Farms Lamb with Their Garden’s Miniature Grilled Vegetables and Harissa Hollandaise
Pineapple Lemongrass Sorbet with Pink Peppercorn Granita
Bitter Chocolate Marquise “Taillevent” with Pistachio Ice Cream
Also of note were three forkfuls of salty/sweet delights with Virginia ham, goat cheese, interesting fruit bits etc. that were served right before all the first course.
I ordered their special occasion dessert as well, and it is called the mini-B (see uploaded pictures of this 45 dollar add-on charmer. It'll have a large glass dome over the plate when presented but didn't get that in the pics).
Irish coffee (see pic)? The best and made right at your table. Fun to watch.
I cannot wait to return and at just 30 minutes away? I'll be returning sooner than later.
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