Foxfield Inn is calling all foodies! Did you know that Charlottesville is rumored to boast the most restaurants per capita of any city in America? No wonder we've always got food on the brain! Good thing Restaurant Week 2013 has begun, allowing us to indulge in all our local cravings. As we explained in our previous post, participating Charlottesville restaurants will be offering fixed price menus full of creative dishes for two weeks. This is the most affordable way to enjoy the best in Charlottesville dining.
You can browse the full list of participating restaurants and their menus for Week 1 here (January 21 - 27) and for Week 2 here (January 28 - February 3). But just to give you a little taste, we went ahead and selected what we would order...
|The hunt country decor at Horse&Hound Gastropub reminds us of another fox-hunting themed locale... (Source)|
Our Week 1 picks from Horse & Hound Gastropub*
First course - The Dungeness crab salad with shredded cabbage, jicama, bruised green beans, crushed hazelnuts, and bitter orange vinaigrette sounds refreshing-- the perfect way to whet our appetites.
Second course - All the entrees sound fantastic, but we'll go with the Chorizo-stuffed Pork Loin with sweet corn bread pudding, Brussels sprouts, and beer sauce.
Dessert - All we can say is make sure to bring a friend, because you'll want to order separate desserts and share. We're torn between the Thousand Layer cake with chocolate filo layers, coffee Bavarian cream, dark chocolate ganache, black pepper glaze, or the Burnt Pineapple Mousse with crisp almond macaroons, sour cherry compote, and praline almond crunch. Yum!
*Horse&Hound is offering an optional beer pairing with each course.
|Chef Ian Boden of Glass Haus Kitchen (Source)|
Our Week 2 picks from Glass Haus Kitchen
First course - Surryano Ham and Gruyere Croquettes with saffron aioli and fine herbs - it's like a croque-monsieur in a tidy little package.
Second course - The Beef Short Ribs with egg noodles, oyster mushrooms, bok choi, and creme fraiche sounds warm and comforting - perfect for this time of year.
Dessert - Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake with apple-parsley sorbet and candied orange peel, please! Mostly because we're especially intrigued by the apple-parsley sorbet...
Is your stomach growling yet? Restaurant Week is a fabulous way to enjoy the unique dining options that Charlottesville has to offer. What dishes have caught your eye? Leave a comment to tell us about it, and let us know how we at the Foxfield Inn can help you arrange a visit to our foodie town.