Category Archives: DINING

Date Night Couples Cooking Classes in Northern Virginia

Whether it’s your first date or you have known him long enough, attending a recreational cooking class is a good way to bond. While it offers a way for many to break the ice on their first date – it’s also an opportunity to try something new together for couples who have known each other for long. Whatever the reason is: cooking classes are stress-free and casual. North Virginia offers myriad options for couples to enjoy a culinary class together.  Here’s a list of places to check out:

Culinaria Cooking School
110 Pleasant Street, NW,
Vienna, VA 22180

21100 Dulles Town Cir
Dulles, VA 20166
Phone:703 433-1909

Open Kitchen
7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: 703-942-8148

Sur La Table
1101 South Joyce Street Suite B-20
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Phone: 703-414-3394

Let’s Dish
Pinecrest Shopping Center
6550-G Little River Turnpike
Alexandria VA 22312
Phone: (703) 750-0790

44260 Ice Rink Plaza #122
Cameron Chase Village Center
(next to Ashburn Ice House)
Ashburn VA 20147
Phone: (703) 858-7900

44710 Cape Ct
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 861-2387

Judy Harris Cooking School
2402 Nordok Place
Alexandria , VA 22306
(703) 768-3767

Alice & Louise Catering and Cooking School
4449-A Brookfield Corporate Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151 703-657-0226

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North Virginia Restaurants Serving Specials on New Year’s Eve

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Looking to eat out on New Year’s Eve? While many restaurants in North Virginia serve their usual dinner menu, others have stepped it up with specials. Whether you are looking for a la carte menu experience or three to five course meals, we have it all covered here. This list covers some of the best restaurants known for their extensive and innovative menu offerings, great service and nice ambiance. Prior to stepping out, do check their availability, hours and prices. Don’t forget to make reservations in advance.

Falls Church


Three-course prix-fixe menu; $95; Menu



Five-course tasting menu; $115/165 with wine pairings; Menu

Chart House

Regular dinner menu served; Sample dinner menu

bistrot Lafayette

Five-course dinner; $75; Website

BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier – Lorien Hotel & Spa

Five course set menu from 5.30-7pm/$70

Seven course menu from 7.30 to 11pm/$95

Menu 1; Menu 2

Seagar’s Restaurant at Hilton

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Top Northern Virginia Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Specials

Preparing Thanksgiving meals can be extensive and stressful. If eating out is an option, check out the following restaurants in Northern Virginia serving Thanksgiving specials. From prix fixe menu to a la carte Thanksgiving fare, you are sure to find it all. Hurry and make your reservations.


The modern French-American restaurant is dishing up a prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving. The three-course menu offerings include appetizers like butternut squash Valoute, Caesar salad, lobster bisque along with sea bass, turkey breast with chestnut and mushroom stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry jam and gravy. Complete your meal with their signature apple pie baked in a bag and served with vanilla ice cream.

Price: $ 65
Availability: 11a.m. to 7.30p.m.


Spend a relaxing evening at the award-winning bistro and wine bar located in Alexandria. Enjoy the classy vibe and indulge in a Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu comprising of pumpkin soup, oysters, slow-cooked turkey, Sirloin roast, artisanal cheeses, pumpkin Bavaroise, molasses spice cake, fall squash and raisin compote.

Price: $78
Availability: Dinner only

BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier

Three-course Thanksgiving dinner is on offer at Brabo, the elegant restaurant that focuses on Belgian specialties with American influences. Partake in a sumptuous meal of mixed green salad, Maine lobster ravioli, seared Chesapeake rockfish, caramel walnut tart, in addition to the ubiquitous Thanksgiving turkey served with sweet potato purée, brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, chestnut dressing and giblet gravy.

Price: $65; wine pairings add $35
Availability: 2p.m. to 7.30p.m

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