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The Inn at Little Washington is famous for its wine program, even acquiring the prestigious Best Wine List Award from the James Beard Foundation; so it’s only natural the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant in Northern Virginia offers wine pairings. Whether you choose the six-course prix fixe menu or spring for the 10-course tasting menu, you have the choice to pair each course with a glass of wine.
If you opt for the 10-course menu, you’ll find that each course is already paired with wine to create the ultimate flavor for your palate. Whether it’s the Boizel Brut Reserve to accompany the lilliputian lobster roll or the DeMorgenzon chenin blanc with the soft shell crab tempura, each glass of wine is paired to bring out the best flavors in the dish. Though you don’t have to do the wine pairing with the tasting menu, we definitely recommend splurging for it.
As far as the prix fixe menu goes, each course is not paired with a certain wine. However, Meredith Bearov, the restaurant’s sommelier, will be more than happy to help you choose a wine that perfectly accompanies your dish.
Keep in mind that the wine pairing is not included in the price of your meal that is advertised on the menu. If you choose to indulge in the wine pairing, it’s an extra $60 per person.