Talk about your perfect pairings — Ahso Restaurant, one of Loudoun’s top dining destinations, has teamed up with the Oatlands Historic House & Gardens for a series of gourmet dinners at the historic property in Leesburg.
The next one on the schedule is November 10 and tickets are on sale now. Guests arrive and mingle during a wine reception on the Oatlands lawn. Dinner is served in the property’s greenhouse building — a structure that dates back to the 1800s and reeks of charm with exposed wood and stone.
The first dinner was held in September. Guests enjoyed a five-course meal with wine pairings designed and prepared by Ahso owner and chef Jason Maddens. The dishes were perfect for the serious foodies in the crowd.
- Scallop and watermelon carpaccio with nuoc cham and smoked trout roe
- Roasted local peach and burrata mozzarella with La Quercia prosciutto, pickled mustard seed and parsley pesto
- Fennel-dusted yellowfin tuna with sweet corn and Sea Island field peas
- 24-hour braised beef short rib, smoked cherry jam, pickled celery root, pea shoots and carrot dust
- Anson Mills polenta cake with vanilla mascarpone, brûlée figs and Apex bee honey
A portion of the proceeds from the dinner go to support the non-profit Oatlands Historic House & Gardens, helping raise both money for and awareness of this important location in Loudoun County’s history.
Under the new leadership of CEO Caleb Schutz, the property is available to organizations and groups for private functions. It also continues to be open for historic tours. To Oatlands credit, they are also dealing with the property’s slave history head-on, making it part of their lectures and programs.
If you are interested in attending the November 10 Dinner at Oatlands, you can find more information here.