Lovettsville / Global / $$$$*
Want to taste chefs having fun? The larder at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is stocked with produce grown on-site. The little that can’t be grown in the hills of Lovettsville comes from within 40 miles of the restaurant. It’s a culinarian’s dream.
But they don’t ground their menus in the local traditions that the ingredients could easily dictate. Instead, they educate themselves anew each week, flitting from Vietnam to the Democratic Republic of Congo with prix fixes that provide a feast that pleases the eyes as much as it does the palate. There’s no question that diners will delight in the results just as much as the chefs enjoy making them.
See This: If you’re lucky enough to dine in the summertime, you’ll be under a tent or inside a gazebo with views of the Potomac. Inside, string lights make it feel like a perpetual celebration.
Eat This: This is a time to trust the chefs. Whatever is on the prix fixe is sure to impress.
When to Visit: It’s time to treat that special foodie in your life.