Just returned from a lovely lunch at Colvin Run Tavern in Tyson's. I'm glad there are a few suburban chow-worthy spots that are participating in Restaurant Week so I don't have to go all the way downtown for lunch.
I was pleasantly surprised with the number of selections for each course -- 6 or 7 if I recall correctly. To start, I had the rosemary biscuit with chicken/mushroom ragout. It was like a luscious mini potpie -- creamy and nice. Hubby had the thai squid, which we've had before and was just as good as we remembered.
As an entree I had the pistachio-crusted salmon that was served with fava beans and corn flan in a deliciously tangy tomato-based sauce. Perfectly cooked. Hubby had the duck confit with beets, blue cheese, arugula and walnuts. The duck legs were also perfectly cooked.
Dessert was a bit disappointing. I had the plum crisp, which was a bit too tart for my taste. Hubby had the berry shortcake, which he loved, but I thought was just okay. Portion sizes for dessert were just right, however. Not too big or too skimpy.
We shared a nice Italian wine flight with lunch. A nebbiolo, chianti and barolo. All in all, it was a very civilized respite from work, and a nice lunch option if you live or work in Northern VA.