The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
It's an interesting menu that uses less common herbs, such as sorrel, lovage, pokeweed and lemon balm. It is a good place to get inspiration and ideas to use the herbs and vegetables that are often available only a farmers markets.
I had the quiche with ham, sheep's milk cheese, and a gastrique, decorated with delicious nasturtium and sorrel leaves. I chose an appetizer as an entree, because I was 100% sure I wanted dessert. My friend had rabbit over a cornbread puree with mushrooms and an egg on top. For dessert, I had their interesting take on a cheese course and my friend had a blueberry tart.
|Sweet almond cake with mascarpone ice cream, a savory cheese sauce and cheddar crisps
|Blueberry tart with lemon balm ice cream, lemon basil leaves and honey
|You know you have arrived at heaven!
We learned about the restaurant from another friend who lives in the area. It's in Lovettsville, Virginia and we stopped by on our way to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The town is about an hours drive from DC and about 20 minutes from Harpers Ferry. Don't be afraid of the gravel road. It is steep, but a very short climb to the parking lot.