Sunday, October 6, 2013

October Unprocessed: Day 6

Today was a great day of celebration.  One of my dear friends has a birthday this week and we celebrated all day!   We have been exploring northern Virginia Wineries and today was no different.

We met at the lovely Grandale Farm Restaurant in Purcellville for brunch.  This restaurant has seasonal fare on their menu and use a farm-to-table model.  Everything served is sourced locally or grown on the property.  It's incredible. I had the Grass Fed Hanger Steak Salad with no dressing and no croutons.  It was absolutely incredible.  A huge pile of mixed greens, caramelized onions, blue cheese and the most delicious steak.  YUM!

We visited three local wineries - 868 Estate Vineyards (on the same property as Grandale Farm), Maggie Malick Wine Caves (what's not to love about a wine cave!) and Cardamom Family Vineyards (all wines paired with freshly made salsas!).

Perfect way to celebrate!   And we even put a candle in the pumpkin roll!

  • Breakfast: leftover dinner from last night (sausage, brussel sprouts, tomatoes and green beans)
  • Lunch: Hanger Steak
  • Snack: Birthday Paleo Pumpkin Roll with Dairy Free filling.
  • Dinner:  (almost forgot to take a picture!) We ate at Ghengis Grill so I had a mixed bowl with lots of veggies and no starch (chose cabbage instead of rice or noodles).

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