Located off Route One on a windy backroad, Potomac Point Winery is a hidden gem. As you head up the road to the tasting room, restaurant and shop, fields of vines greet you. Once you arrive, the sight from the top of the large hill is spectacular and trust me, you get excited heading in to try some of their various wines.
Another part of the experience that you should get excited about is their Spring Menu at Le Grand Cru Bistro. Having enjoyed several meals at the Bistro, it was great to have the chance to sit down and get to know Chelsea Sparaco, Sales & Market Manager, and Chef Dean, Head Chef. They gave me the scoop on the new Spring Menu and a few other fun facts.
Chef Dean has been a part of the Potomac Point Winery for a year and a half. He has brought with him years of experience from throughout the county. The need to be closer to his family drew him back to this part of the country. Hearing that the position of Head Chef was open, Potomac Point welcomed him with open arms.
Drawing from his love of using what is fresh and available locally, Chef Dean created a menu where you can take one bite and taste different layers in it from the fresh herbs that are grown on site to local produce used in each dish.
The menu is created and focused around the wines that Potomac Point serves. The goal is to enjoy the wine, enjoy the food, relax and enjoy the moment.
Favorites on the menu are Shrimp & Crabcakes and the Baked St. Angel Brie. Chef Dean creates Chef’s Inspirations each week that are always a yummy addition to the regular menu and Chelsea definitely recommended the tuna sliders. Chef Dean did point out that the Cuban Panini is one of his favorites!
Take some time to head up to North Stafford and get lost in the beauty of the Potomac Point Winery and let me know your favorite part.