We also have wanted to go to some wineries in Northern Virginia for quite some time. We always hit the wineries associated with Grapehounds, but the ones that don't allow dogs or that are farther from leesburg get missed. So we knocked a few off of our 'must hit' list on this trip. I've also moved away from 'loving' most of the central virginia wines and am really hoping Northern Virginia saves the local wines for me.
We stopped at Molon Lave first which was quite good.
Then we made it to Frederick, MD and headed to Volt. We had booked the small Table 21 which is right by the kitchen and serves TWENTY ONE courses! Don't worry..i won't show photos of them all. He also does molecular gastronomy which combines science and food..two of my favorite things (if only we could have had our greyhounds, I'd have been in heaven!)
It was neat watching the chefs do their thing. Bryan wasn't there, but his sous chef who is always on the show with him was.
Then we had 11 or so 'entree' courses which were small plates. They were all lovely too! This was Lobster with pumpkin kimchee with pomegranite and taragon.
THis is my favorite 'chef' photo. It was really neat being in all the action. We also did a wine pairing with it and had our own server who was very friendly and helpful
Then we have second lunch at Narmada with red wine and various Indian delicacies. I guess I forgot to photograph that meal..it was quite tasty.