What is the menu like at The Inn at Little Washington?

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Like the rest of the Northern Virginia restaurant, the menu at The Inn at Little Washington is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s actually inspiring, even though the majority of us couldn’t reproduce such dishes to save our lives. Serving everything from caviar to macaroni and cheese, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant boasts a vast array of American cuisine. The hardest part of your dinner will be choosing whether to do the 10-course tasting menu or the six-course prix fixe menu. Regardless of which menu you choose, we can guarantee you will be more than satiated.

Though the menu changes daily, you can definitely count on having some fabulous choices. The six-course menu features dishes such as the Tin of Sin, which is a three-layer dish of peekytoe crab salad, cucumber gelée and American osetra caviar, or the Maine lobster accompanied by grapefruit and a citrus butter sauce. Of course, the chef also sends out an amuse bouche, as well as petit fours hidden inside a box in the shape of The Inn at Little Washington. And we can’t forget the cheese course, which just so happens to be served on a cart in the shape of a cow. (Her name is Faira.)

The 10-course tasting menu is even more diverse. Offering up chef Patrick O’Connell’s freshest dishes of the day, the tasting menu flaunts the true flavor of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant. With 10 small courses, you’ll get a sample of some of the phenomenally innovative yet simple dishes. Summer dishes may include items such as a miniature filet of cod sauté with lemon vodka sauce and lilliputian shrimp dumplings or soft shell crab tempura on “zucchini pasta” with Maryland lump crabmeat, watercress and Virginia peanuts in a Vietnamese dressing. Not to mention, dessert is included — two desserts to be precise.

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