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Jun 19, 2012 08:38 AM

Chef's table question (and Lightfoot)

For my wife's b-day I'm interested in taking her to Lightfoot, and I had previously noticed they have a chef's table. I almost did a chef's table about a decade ago, but never have.

Can anyone enlighten me about general practices involved with a chef's table, and certain things I should/could ask for or do? Any specifics on Lightfoot's would obviously be welcome.


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  1. Hi Dennis,
    I've never been impressed by the food at Lightfoot, and my last experience there might well have been my last. They served a perfectly cooked piece of white fish on top of a rich, viscous, vinegary sauce that was surely intended for some kind of (terrestrial) meat.
    Consider heading to the chef's table at Volt (in Frederick, MD) instead .Alternatively, while I'm unaware of a chef's table, the restaurant at Patowmack farm will provide a very nice, much more inventive meal.

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    1. re: Murphen

      Thanks for the report. I think Frederick is a bit too far for our needs, and last I knew there was a very long wait list, but it's a good idea. I'll check out Patowmack Farm. On a neighbor's rec, I was also thinking of L'Auberge Chez Fran├žois or our other standby BlackSalt, but there was an incredibly overly confusing conversation about a chef's table when I called BlackSalt. Love the place, but I think whoever I talked with wasn't picking up what I was laying down.