I surprised my Valentine with dinner at The Restaurant at Goodstone near Middleburg, VA. I had read about Goodstone and had wanted to go there and had heard it was top drawer. They offered a six-course Valentine Dinner at a set price with wine pairings to go with each dish – extended to the weekend – we went on Friday, the 15th. We opted for a nice bottle of Washington state cabernet wine recommended by David Saavedra, the Sommelier
Our menu was as follows: Oyster Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque, Crab Cake Duo, and Arugula Salad. This was followed by a Raspberry Sorbet. Our choice for the main entrée was a choice of Line Caught Halibut, Prime Pork Chop or Prime Filet. We both chose the Prime Filet with Haricot Verts (green beans), Gratin Dauphinois and Black Truffle Sauce - along with a cruet of fresh béarnaise sauce - both steaks were done to perfection and the black truffle sauce was superb. Finally, the crowning touch was a Chocolate Mousse Cake - this delicious creamy dessert was sprinkled with gold flakes.
Our waiter, Abdullah, looked familiar to us. Along with providing attentive service, he went through the restaurants he had worked at including L’Aberge Chez Francois and we decided that was where we had seen him. David, the General Manager and Sommelier had worked at Restaurant 2941 in Fairfax. I remembered him from when I took clients to lunch there. The Chef, Ian Dieter had also worked at L’Auberge as the sous chef. As we left, the Chef came out and presented my wife a red rose. I earned several golf passes for this Valentine treat!
The Restaurant at Goodstone is an outstanding place to go for a special occasion. Their menu features Modern American French Country Cuisine and has won many awards. The service, atmosphere and food is European so don’t be in a hurry when you visit. Our only concern was the restaurant sits on top of Snake Hill Drive and it’s very winding and steep. However, the view is spectacular – just be careful. Goodstone is open for lunch daily except Tuesday. On Sundays, they have a Champagne Brunch – we can’t wait to try it! Bon Appetite.
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February 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments and I'm glad we were able to add to your valentine's day experience. We take extreme pride in or restaurant offerings and are extremely fortunate to have the dedicated staff we do. We look forward to welcoming you back for our marvelous Sunday Brunch!
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