Thursday, October 25, 2012

Island Destinations gets it all done up for lunch at 2941 RESTAURANT in Falls Church,VA(10-24-12)

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 ( 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

observe the

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

superb meal.

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!