Saturday, August 15, 2009
Potato Ciabatta. Joshua probably would have eaten all of these if they had let him.
A few snacks to start our meal a slightly spicy cracker topped with crab meat, the soon to be famous olive oil jam cookies and something described as an Indian snack food.
Chilled Vegetable Minestrone
Seeds of Summer
Hamachi and Braised Pork Rib
Squab, Kumquat and Earl Grey Soaked Egg
Not Picture Lamb Kidney with White Chocolate, Black Truffle and Balsamic "raisins"
Gazpacho of Fruits and Vegetables, Olive Oil Madeline
Cold Smoked Chocolate
Ella's Ribeye and Short Rib
Joshua and Gabriel's Pasta and Short Rib
The Kids Ice Cream
I think they Liked It
After a couple days of family camping and the ascent of Virginia's highest peak, Mount Rogers, we decided to treat ourselves to a meal at Townhouse. The meal started with a small selection of snacks including the fantastic Olive oil jam cookies which the kids passed on making all the more for Colleen and I. Also included with the snacks was something called Indian Snackfood a small spoon containing a couple different textures and flavors making for quite an interesting bite. Charlie quickly rescued the spoons from the thieving hands of Gabriel. A couple of the highlights of the meal were the Vegetable Minestrone which was something I had look forward to trying since the first time I had seen it. This contained various pickled and raw vegetables served with a clear vegetable broth with fennel pollen. The chorizo bouillon a dish I had had before seemed to have been even further refined and thoroughly enjoyable. On a whole we enjoyed the whole experience at Townhouse and look forward to returning sans kids, who were looked after very nicely with bowls of pasta and short ribs for the boys and Ella ordering the young lettuce salad and the Ribeye. It was amazing to find this level of commitment to excellence in a place seemingly in the middle of nowhere and I wish the Bishops, John, Karen, Charlie and the entire staff great success in the future and I look forward to returning as soon as possible