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Farm Fresh in Lovettsville

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Bump up a gravel driveway in Lovettsville, Va. and you’ll happen upon The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm helmed by RAMMY nominated Chef Tarver King, whom we snapped pouring soup tableside. The setting is a bit bewitching, especially for city folk, because you dine with a captivating view of the Potomac River. 

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Tarver’s a new edition—but the 40-acre farm owned by Beverly Morton has been in operation since 1986. Beverly didn’t envision a restaurant at first—it was a concept that evolved over time starting with barn dinners for friends. Now, the restaurant serves up some of the finest food in the region, while staying true to their organic and sustainable driving principles—most of what’s served (like this Guinea hen) is from the farm, and anything else is from within 100 miles.

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You can choose from three tasting menus labeled found, grown, and raised. The “found” menu is the most fun because it features earthly gems Tarver discovers while foraging. We snapped a scallop gnocchi dish in parsnip milk with tapioca and sorrel juice. The restaurant serves dinner Thurs-Sat; brunch Sat-Sun; and Sunday Supper once a month.