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Top D.C. Chefs Tour Loudoun County Farms and Wineries
Top D.C. Chefs Tour Loudoun County Farms and Wineries

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development partnered with Georgetown Media Group, publishers of The Georgetowner and The Downtowner publications, in a recent event entitled “Chefs Go Fresh” whereby D.C. chefs traveled via motorcycles to Loudoun County to visit local farms.

The purpose of the event was to introduce area chefs to Loudoun County purveyors as well as an opportunity to tour Loudoun’s beautiful countryside.  The event commenced with a breakfast hosted by Chef Robert Wiedmaier, co-founder of the original “Chefs on Bikes” event at his restaurant Brasserie Beck in Washington, D.C. The tour continued through Loudoun and made stops at Endless Summer Harvest, a hydroponic lettuce farm, Catoctin Creek Distillery, the first legal distillery in Loudoun County, Stoneybrook Organic Farm, a 45-acre, certified organic farm and finally to Notaviva Vineyard where the chefs were able to enjoy a lunch prepared with locally grown food and participate in a tasting of local wines by Notaviva, Loudoun Valley Vineyards and Fabbioli Cellars

Kellie Boles, Loudoun County Agricultural Development Officer, said, “We are extremely grateful to Chef Robert Wiedmaier for hosting the event breakfast at Brasserie Beck and for assisting with outreach to fellow Chefs to encourage their participation.  The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development was very pleased with this opportunity to develop new long term relationships between the farms in Loudoun County and the Chefs of Washington DC.”

Participants of the Chefs Go Fresh event included Chef Peter Russo of Chef Geoff, Chef Clifford Wharton of Matchbox, Chef Thomas Elder of Harth Restaurant, Chef K.N. Vinod of Indique Restaurant, Chef Ris Lacoste of Ris, Chef RJ Cooper of Rogue 24, Chef Roberto Donna of Galileo III and Steven R. Delonga.

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