Here I go again saying that it's been YEARS since I went somewhere;
this is more than years.
We used to go to 2941 in Falls Church (www.2941.com) regularly, but
stopped when Chef Jonathan parted ways with them. I have watched them
over the years and today provided the perfect opportunity for me to
cuisine, service and more. There is nothing harder to do in MY
business than a decent luncheon or dinner, and many hoteliers and
vendors often fail. We have been lucky over the years to have some
wonderful vendors provide luncheons at Citronelle, Marcel's and such,
but today's lunch out in the serene setting by the waterfall at 2941
was one of the best.
It was courtesy of ISLAND DESTINATIONS which is one of our best luxury
top end providers when it comes to sunny vacation spots and they
pulled out all the stops with excellent wine, wonderful service and a
BEET SALAD came with a tasty Pear Marmalade, Goat Cheese, Crisp
elongated Endive and Caramelized Pecans. One of the other people at my
table said the ROMAIN & BIBB Salad with Sahved Pecorino Cheese,
Grilled Red Inion and Balsamic was also great.
She was very impressed with her main course of BUTTERNUT SQUASH
RAVIOLI with chestnuts, roasted squash and sage brown butter. The CEO
and President of the company sat next to me and adored his ROASTED
BEEF TENDERLOIN with Pomme Puree, Sauteed and Fried Kale and a Green
peppercorn sauce; it was divinely pink at the center. My PAN SEARED
SALMON was perfect with tasty Parsnip Puree, Crisp Savoy Cabbage,
Squash, Celery Root and an omigod SYRAH SAUCE....that begged for red
wine with this fish (the Pinot Noir was perfect).
There were two desserts and I ate a bite of my WARM CHOCLATE CAKE
which came with a spiced ganache crumble, Gingerbread Ice Cream, a
thin Shortbread Cookie and Creme Anglaise. The molten center flowed
out and it was an explosion of flavor. Nobody at our table had the
Caramel Apple Cheesecake, but I am sure it was great as well as every
dish was indeed so perfectly created for our group.
Kudos to all at 2941!
and thanks so muh to ISLAND DESTINATIONS....
PS- they only work with travel agents, but you can always book their
AMAZING deals thru me!