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Inn at Little Washington--making the most of it.

bourbonnie | May 9, 201201:28 PM

So excited! I live only 30 min. from the Inn but I'm a first-timer. My husband and his brother gave me and my SIL each a $250 a gift certificate for my 50th and her 40th birthdays LAST May. We live in different parts of VA and we've been hemming and hawing trying to suss out the best time to go since. We've always had one conflict or another but it has come down to the wire since our certificates expire this week! We are (forced) to go on Mother's Day!!! Meant to be. Woot! I leave behind 6 kids, and she 3. Ohhh wellll.. We are both foodcentric and are so pumped because they are offering a 6 course tasting menu for the day for $128 designed by Chef O'Connell. The menu--A Selection of Canapes, Crisp Napoleon of Lobster with Minted English Pea Puree, Fricassee of Potato Gnocchi with Wild Morel Mushrooms, Local Asparagus with Slivers of Virginia Country Ham, Miniature Filet of Cod Saute with Lemon Vodka Sauce and Lilliputian Shrimp Dumplings, Parsley Crusted Border Springs' Rack of Lamb with Spring Vegetables. Dessert: Ginger Panna Cotta with Passionfruit Grainte and My Grandmother's Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Lemon Verbena Ice Cream. Wow! On top of that we are going for gold and staying at the Foster Harris B&B --YAY US! What a Mom's Day, huh? There are 3 seatings, the last being at 7pm which is ours. Can we show up beforehand and sit in the garden for drinks? And, how would you spend the extra cash left after the meal price and tip? I figure we both have a good $80 left for libation and such. Any insider tips appreciated because I'm just a tad fluttery.

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