Wine tasting – Barrel Oak Winery

Wine tasting - Barrel Oak Winery
Bow Wow tasting option.
Barrel Oak Winery, Delaplane VA

This was a very laid back and fun winery. There were lots of people just lounging and picnicking on the grounds. Although I wasn’t overly impressed by their wines, I did appreciate that they had a good variety of wines that were distinct in flavor profiles. And the guy who poured for us was super friendly.

Autumn foliage
Autumn foliage, Delaplane VA.

Apricot amuse bouche – Apartment 2g

Apricot amuse bouche - Apartment 2g
Balsamic vinegar, almond, cheese, thyme. Prix fixe $50
Apartment 2g, Front Royal VA

This should have been very charming and homey dinner, but the service was SO slow that I just couldn’t enjoy myself. I loved the concept of eating in a converted apartment while the husband and wife chef duo cooks lovely dishes for you, but this dinner was painfully long. The time between dishes was unbearable. By the end, I was still hungry because I was able to fully digest between courses.

This opening bite was a little clunky. It was literally a dressed up dried apricot! I think it tasted good, but I thought that it was an odd item. I mean, I could do this…

Zardetto Prosecco Doc Treviso Brut - Apartment 2g
Zardetto Prosecco Doc Treviso Brut, Italy. $8

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park.

Mini gerookte zalmwafeltjes – B Too

Mini gerookte zalmwafeltjes - B Too
Mini smoked salmon waffles, wasabi yogurt dip. Happy hour $11
B Too, Washington DC

When I came here, I didn’t know that the chef was Bart from Top Chef until he came out of the kitchen to say Hello to some friends of his sitting near me. I was tempted to ask for a selfie, but I maintained my cool and refrained, lol!

These waffles were delicious! I loved their airy texture and the smoked salmon interior was yummy. It paired well with the wasabi yogurt sauce. Noms!

Cava - B Too
Cava. Happy hour $5

Annapolis City Dock
Annapolis City Dock.