What makes great beer even better? Great food! Our Chef, Josh, has been hard at work the last few weeks making sure we had some of the best food in Ashburn to go along with the best beer.
The finishing touches have been put on the seared ahi tuna tacos, slow roasted carnitas, and the Tmavy marinated hangar steak. He has also been refining some of the staples from the Tasting Room like the nachos and the Bavarian Pretzel. The menu wouldn’t have been complete without them. He has been traveling the area to find local produce, all natural free roam chicken, and fresh seafood. The fresh, ingredients are really putting the food over the top. Can’t wait for everyone to try the menu!
The Retreat is just about ready as well. The draft system has been tested and the Liquor License has been issued so that means beer is on the way! The pallet wall is complete, art work is being created (the chalk work is pretty impressive), and the final mill work is underway. We also received the first delivery of what looks to be a very extensive collection of beer bottles that Matt has been amassing for over 20 years. Interesting rarities, discontinued beers, one offs, and bottles from companies that have long ago ceased production. Should be a very nice addition to our front cabinets, although I’m starting to wonder if we’ll have room for the whole collection! Hey, did you know that J.R. Ewing (yes, that J.R. Ewing) had his own beer?! Well he did and it’s part of Matt’s collection.
Hiring is still underway and we are looking for great people. Cooks, in particular. So if you know anyone who would like to work in a large, clean, well organized, high tech kitchen with a great Chef, send them our way. All experience levels will be considered. Smiling faces for our dining room and bar as well!
Thanks to everyone for your patience as we continue this journey. We appreciate the enthusiasm we hear everyday from folks who are excited we’re coming to the Town Center. Trust us,no one is more eager than we are to see the patio full, hear the music, and enjoy outstanding craft beer and food than we are. If you see us working at the Retreat, don’t hesitate to say “Hi” and we’ll even show you around!