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Recipes

Recipes

Recipes

Enjoy Fairfax County restaurants but want a more personal experience? Some of our best known chefs at Fairfax restaurants are serving up their mouth-watering recipes for you to cook up at home. Think you're up to the challenge?


Beef & Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew

While Dublin is indeed just a wee bit outside of Fairfax County, in honor of St. Patrick's Day we bring you a Guinness Beef Stew recipe from The Guinness Storehouse. More
Eggnog Slushy

Eggnog Slushy

Former Pizzeria Orso Chef Will Artley created a delicious Eggnog Slushy recipe just in time for the holidays - try it at home for a memorable holiday season this year. More
Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Bistro Vivant's Chef Katie Busch uses only the best ingredients from European & Mediterranean markets and fresh local ingredients for this Grilled Octopus. More
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake & Sweet Corn Chow-Chow

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake & Sweet Corn Chow-Chow

PassionoFish's Chef Chris Clime won Peoples Choice for Best Crab Cake in 2011 - see why in this recipe for crab cakes and corn chow-chow. More
Kale Salad with Poached Egg

Kale Salad with Poached Egg

Former Mad Fox Chef Andrew Dixon loves to put his twist on traditional menu items. Check out his recipe for a kale salad, complete with a poached egg. More
Prickly Pear Margarita

Prickly Pear Margarita

Before Alegria turned into Bazin's Next Door, their flavorful prickly pear margaritas were all the rage. You can get them at Bazins on Church, now, or mix one up at home for your next party! More
Ricotta Gnocchi

Ricotta Gnocchi

Test your culinary expertise with 2941 Restaurant Chef Bertrand Chemel's exquisite recipe for Ricotta Gnocchi - mini pasta bites stuffed with delicious ricotta cheese. More
Johnny Ray

Cole Slaw

Johnny Ray of Johnny Ray’s Sultry Soul Food in Herndon describes his food as “Good home cooked food full of flavor and love.” Get his Cole Slaw recipe. More
Holiday String Beans

Eric's Holiday String Beans

String beans can use a little pizazz now and again. Eric, our National Sales Manager for Sports, adds a few ingredients to his around the holidays - get the recipe! More
Local Flavors: Try Our Chef's Recipes

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Paladar's Executive Chef Joseph Tis gave us this delicious Grilled Skirt Steak recipe featuring Latin American favorite chimichurri sauce. More
Jumbo Shrimp & Very Gouda Grits

Jumbo Shrimp & Very Gouda Grits

Chef Geoff cooked up this popular recipe with Matt Lauer on The Today Show. Follow this recipe to make it at home too! It's a local favorite in the National Capital Region. More
Lobster Cohiba

Lobster Cohiba

Former Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro Chef Bo Palker instructs us how to deliciously assemble these unique and fabulous Lobster Cohiba bites! Impress your guests at your next house party! More
Pumpkin Cocktail & Hot Spiced Sangria

Pumpkin Cocktail & Hot Spiced Sangria

Stefan Trummer, the owner & mixologist at the highly-regarded restaurant Trummer's On Main, brings elegance and an ambiance to two of his seasonal drinks. More
Roasted Corn Soup

Roasted Corn Soup

Seasons 52 consistently provides seasonally-inspired ingredients on their healthy menus - everything is under 452 calories. This fall, try their delicious roasted corn soup recipe. More
Potato & Sausage Soup

Dean's Potato & Sausage Soup

This recipe comes from our very own Dean Miller, one of our National Sales Managers. He's a meat and potatoes kind of guy, which is why this soup hits on all cylinders. More
Fresh Mint Truffles

Fresh Mint Truffles

Try this delicious recipe for Fresh Chocolate Mint Truffles by a beloved local Washingtonian - Capital Cooking TV personality Lauren DeSantis. More
Chef Recipes

Guacamole

Chef Richard Sandoval of La Sandia has created a delicious blend of guacamole - the perfect complement to any Mexican dish. Learn how to make it for yourself! More
Kale

Kale & Broccoli Salad and Farmers Market Potato Salad

Wolf Trap doesn't just put on fantastic shows - they also are pretty handy in the catering department. Try some of these summer favorites and bring them to the next performance. More
Spitzbuben

Melissa's Spitzbuben Cookies

Our Domestic/International Sales Manager Melissa spent a year in Switzerland and subsequently fell in love with the art of Spitzbuben cookies. Now she wants to share with you! More
Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Former harth Executive Chef Tom Elder was known to many for his homegrown gardens and rooftop beehives, but his pumpkin spice cake skills were also on point! Try this recipe at home. More
The Ginger Snap

The Ginger Snap Cocktail

Ovvio Osteria has just the cocktail for you! Try the restaurant's Ginger Snap cocktail and then visit the Merrifield Italian eatery for some more flavors of authentic cooking! More

Spotlight

Epic Attractions

Epic Attractions

Visit some of Fairfax County and the Washington, DC region’s best attractions, such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. More
Local Flavors: Try Our Chef's Recipes

Local Flavors: Try Our Chef's Recipes

Try your hand at some recipes handcrafted by some of our local Fairfax County chefs and mixologists. Your house guests won't know what hit 'em! More