Culinary Photo Tour

Dining in the Capital Region USA is a delight, whether it’s Michelin starred restaurants, farm-to-table cuisine, gourmet food truck fare, regional wines or fresh Chesapeake and Atlantic seafood.

Masseria, restaurant, Michelin, Washington DC, DC, USA, dining
DC Metro Food Tours
The Inn at Little Washington
VOLT Restaurant in Frederick, Maryland
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Michelin Dining

Covering 120 restaurants in total, the 2019 edition of Washington, DC’s Michelin Guide features 16 one star, 2 two star, and 1 three star restaurant in the region. Explore affordable hotspots and starred restaurants such as Masseria by Nicholas Stefanelli in the NoMa neighbourhood, shown here.

Photo credit Scott Suchman via Washington.org

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DC Metro Food Tours

Take a DC Metro Food Tour and experience Washington, DC’s most diverse neighbourhoods. Enjoy an array of specially created dishes from locally owned restaurants. As you taste each dish, your guide will explain the chef's cooking techniques and connections to the area's history.

Photo courtesy DC Metro Food Tours

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Farmer's Markets

Farmer's Markets can be found in cities and towns throughout the Capital Region. These community based markets sell local foods, produce, wine and crafts and many feature local food trucks and entertainment.

Photo courtesy Visit Alexandria

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Inn at Little Washington

Widely acclaimed by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Gourmet Magazine, this 2-star Michelin restaurants is one of Virginia's founding farm-to-table restaurants, sourcing ingredients locally out of necessity rather than trend. Its scenic village setting is cosy and elegant - a culinary oasis in the Virginia countryside.

Photo courtesy The Inn at Little Washington

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VOLT

Exceptional dining awaits at VOLT in historic Frederick, Maryland, where celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio’s seasonal entreés showcase classic flavour combinations prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Set in a spectacular 19th century brownstone mansion, the restaurant combines Victorian elegance with urban sophistication.

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PX Lounge

One of GQ Magazine’s Top 25 Cocktail Bars in America, PX Lounge features regionally acclaimed mixoligist Todd Thrasher and his cocktails described as pure “liquid art.” This 1920s style speak-easy is housed in a historic building in Old Town Alexandria, with original woodwork, imported chandeliers and a classy vibe.

Photo courtesy Eat Good Food Group

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Virginia Wine Trails

Virginia is home to more than 300 wineries surrounded by rolling hills, quaint small towns and monumental historic sites. Wine trails allow aficionados to sip their way across the state’s breathtaking landscape and experience everything from Chardonnay to Viognier.

Photo courtesy Visit Loudoun

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Cantler's Riverside Inn

Tucked away on Mill Creek near Annapolis, Maryland, this popular crab shack has been serving fresh seafood and Maryland blue crabs to watermen, boaters and land lovers for more than four decades. The atmosphere is reminiscent of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay heritage.

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Eastern Shore Brewing, St Michaels

Eastern Shore Brewing personifies Maryland’s emerging craft brewery movement. All beers are brewed on premise and hand crafted with the finest ingredients. Stop in for a tasting, fill a growler and enjoy yourself while shopping and sightseeing in historic St. Michaels.

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Miss Shirlely's Cafe

Serving eclectic Southern-style cuisine with a Baltimore twist at breakfast, brunch and lunch in two Baltimore locations, plus a food truck. Mix with the locals while enjoying the abundance of fresh ingredients from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay region.

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Coastal Food Tours

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Beyond Food Tour showcases the city’s history and culture while providing visitors the chance to feast on fresh seafood, hand-made desserts and home grown cocktails alongside the serenity of the beach, Atlantic Ocean and Rudee Inlet.

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Restaurant Marvin

Gaze across DC’s skyline from the rooftop of this lively hotspot named for singer – songwriter and DC native, Marvin Gaye. It’s reminiscent of the café society of Belgium and boasts an outdoor beer garden with more than 30 Belgian ales.

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