My wife and I will be taking an anniversary trip to the northern virgina/shenandoah area the Friday/Saturday after thanksgiving. We'll be coming down 81 and/or Rt. 11 from Pennsylvania. Based on the research I've done, we'll be staying at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring in Stephens City, and Eating our Anniversary dinner on Friday night at L'auberge Provencale. In addition to driving up skyline I plan to stop in the towns of Sperryville, Washington, and Flint Hill. I also plan to visit Grey Ghost, Unicorn, Oasis, Linden, and Rappahanock Vineyards.
Most of the posts I've seen on the area are somewhat old, and I know that restaurants can vary greatly over time. My question is, has anyone been to this area recently that can make some dining/vineyard suggestions? Are there any vineyards in that area that do lunch? I'll need Lunch/Dinner on Saturday and Lunch on Sunday.
Additionally, I'd love to know if anyone has been to L'auberge recently and can suggest any dishes that are a must have or should be avoided.
Any other tips on the area will be greatly appreciated.