Dining Out: In The Spotlight

The Northern Neck offers some of the finest restaurants and dining establishments in Virginia. NorthernNeck.com spotlights a different restaurant each month, click here for a complete list of the restaurants in the area and to make reservations.

By David Mower  31 January 2008 Quaint”.  That’s a term I often hear to describe the shops and the town of Kilmarnock; as in “there are a lot of quaint little stores in Kilmarnock.”  The other day I happened to look up the dictionary definition of “quaint” and was surprised to find that the more common application of the term is actually the third definitional usage.  Merriam-Webster’s on-line dictionary has this entry for “quaint”:

Main Entry: quaint
Pronunciation: \ˈkwānt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English queinte, cointe, from Anglo-French, clever, expert, from Latin cognitus, past participle of cognoscere to know — more at COGNITION
Date: 13th century
1 obsolete: EXPERT SKILLED
2 a: marked by skillful design b: marked by beauty or elegance
3 a: unusual or different in character or appearance: ODD b: pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned or unfamiliar
synonyms see STRANGE
— quaint•ly adverb
— quaint•ness noun  


Kelsick Gardens Too

3a: Unusual or different in character or appearance” - That was the word definition that came to mind whenever I glanced across the street at Kelsick Gardens Too wine and gourmet shop.  Even from the store front decor you know you are in for an unusual experience when you step across its threshold.   Most people are familiar with their wine selections, but the Gardens is much more than just a wine store.


Wine, Food, Gifts
It’s a Catering Service; a Cake Decorator; a Unique Gifts Shop; a Gourmet Baskets Specialty Maker; a Prepared Foods Vendor; an Events Promoter, and much, much more.  The Gardens mini-deli is a great place to get that hurried lunch to go.  You can see their boxed lunch menu HERE.

It’s the perfect place to find all types of unusual foods and unique gifts.  The shelves are filled with gourmet foods and kitchen gadgets; freezers full of prepared foods, cold cases loaded with specialty beverages, beers, cheeses, and meats. 

 
Specialty Coffees

Carry out is one of their specialties.  Have a party coming up, but no time to prepare?   Swing into the Gardens and pick up a full dinner for any size crowd all pre-cooked and prepared at the main store in Gloucester.  Grab quick and easy frozen appetizers like bacon wrapped scallops or a spinach and Artichoke dip; main entrees such as beef pot roast or turkey tetrazzini; as side dish or two – cheesy stuffed potatoes or green bean casserole; and no meal would be complete without desserts of Texas Millionaire Pie or Yoder’s Ice Cream.  Oh, don’t forget the Alexia dinner rolls.  Of course, if you don’t even have time for dealing with already prepared foods, you can always ask the Garden to cater your event.


Around the World Wines


Choice Cheeses


Gourment Gift Baskets

 
The Gardens is also a hive of planned activities.

Valentine’s Day will be here in a heart beat!  The Gardens is offering a complete (appetizer to dessert)  “Valentine Take Out Dinner” for two that features an entrée of “Petit Beef Wellington” or “Petit Salmon Wellington”.  Your Valentine will marvel that you were able to put together such a fine romantic evening meal after a full day’s work.  (Order by 9 February for pick up on the 14th ; cost is $49.99.  A bottle of fine Wine is extra.)

The Gloucester-Mathews Joseph Bryan Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities will present Dr. Peter Henriques for a lecture on “The Myths of Washington”.  The event will take place at Ware Church Parish House on February 16th at 6:00 PM.  There will be a wine and cheese reception and dinner with the lecture following.  Kelsick Gardens will be preparing the meal. (For reservations call 804-832-7310; cost is $50.00 per person.)
 
Have you ever wondered what a $100.00 bottle of wine tastes like?  Or have you had a bottle of wine with a huge rating?  Or maybe you are wondering what the current vintage tastes like?  They will be opening six bottles of wine in this league on Sunday, March 9th 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Gloucester Kelsick Gardens.  (The event is limited to 12 people and costs $50.00 per person.)


Unique Gifts

Kelsick Gardens, Too, at 79 South Main Street in Kilmarnock is owned by Beth Haskell of Gloucester and locally tended by Chris Winstanley and Marian.   Yep, Merriam-Webster would do well to put a picture of Kelsick Gardens next to the definition of “quaint” – as all three usages apply to the Gardens – EXPERT/SKILLED; MARKED BY BEAUTY AND GRACE; UNUSUAL/PLEASINGLY OLD FASHIONEDCome and See.

The Northern Neck offers some of the finest restaurants and dining establishments in Virginia. NorthernNeck.com spotlights a different restaurant each month, click here for a complete list of the restaurants in the area and to make reservations.

By David Mower  31 January 2008 Quaint”.  That’s a term I often hear to describe the shops and the town of Kilmarnock; as in “there are a lot of quaint little stores in Kilmarnock.”  The other day I happened to look up the dictionary definition of “quaint” and was surprised to find that the more common application of the term is actually the third definitional usage.  Merriam-Webster’s on-line dictionary has this entry for “quaint”:

Main Entry: quaint
Pronunciation: \ˈkwānt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English queinte, cointe, from Anglo-French, clever, expert, from Latin cognitus, past participle of cognoscere to know — more at COGNITION
Date: 13th century
1 obsolete: EXPERT SKILLED
2 a: marked by skillful design b: marked by beauty or elegance
3 a: unusual or different in character or appearance: ODD b: pleasingly or strikingly old-fashioned or unfamiliar
synonyms see STRANGE
— quaint•ly adverb
— quaint•ness noun  


Kelsick Gardens Too

3a: Unusual or different in character or appearance” - That was the word definition that came to mind whenever I glanced across the street at Kelsick Gardens Too wine and gourmet shop.  Even from the store front decor you know you are in for an unusual experience when you step across its threshold.   Most people are familiar with their wine selections, but the Gardens is much more than just a wine store.


Wine, Food, Gifts
It’s a Catering Service; a Cake Decorator; a Unique Gifts Shop; a Gourmet Baskets Specialty Maker; a Prepared Foods Vendor; an Events Promoter, and much, much more.  The Gardens mini-deli is a great place to get that hurried lunch to go.  You can see their boxed lunch menu HERE.

It’s the perfect place to find all types of unusual foods and unique gifts.  The shelves are filled with gourmet foods and kitchen gadgets; freezers full of prepared foods, cold cases loaded with specialty beverages, beers, cheeses, and meats. 

 
Specialty Coffees

Carry out is one of their specialties.  Have a party coming up, but no time to prepare?   Swing into the Gardens and pick up a full dinner for any size crowd all pre-cooked and prepared at the main store in Gloucester.  Grab quick and easy frozen appetizers like bacon wrapped scallops or a spinach and Artichoke dip; main entrees such as beef pot roast or turkey tetrazzini; as side dish or two – cheesy stuffed potatoes or green bean casserole; and no meal would be complete without desserts of Texas Millionaire Pie or Yoder’s Ice Cream.  Oh, don’t forget the Alexia dinner rolls.  Of course, if you don’t even have time for dealing with already prepared foods, you can always ask the Garden to cater your event.


Around the World Wines


Choice Cheeses


Gourment Gift Baskets

 
The Gardens is also a hive of planned activities.

Valentine’s Day will be here in a heart beat!  The Gardens is offering a complete (appetizer to dessert)  “Valentine Take Out Dinner” for two that features an entrée of “Petit Beef Wellington” or “Petit Salmon Wellington”.  Your Valentine will marvel that you were able to put together such a fine romantic evening meal after a full day’s work.  (Order by 9 February for pick up on the 14th ; cost is $49.99.  A bottle of fine Wine is extra.)

The Gloucester-Mathews Joseph Bryan Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities will present Dr. Peter Henriques for a lecture on “The Myths of Washington”.  The event will take place at Ware Church Parish House on February 16th at 6:00 PM.  There will be a wine and cheese reception and dinner with the lecture following.  Kelsick Gardens will be preparing the meal. (For reservations call 804-832-7310; cost is $50.00 per person.)
 
Have you ever wondered what a $100.00 bottle of wine tastes like?  Or have you had a bottle of wine with a huge rating?  Or maybe you are wondering what the current vintage tastes like?  They will be opening six bottles of wine in this league on Sunday, March 9th 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Gloucester Kelsick Gardens.  (The event is limited to 12 people and costs $50.00 per person.)


Unique Gifts

Kelsick Gardens, Too, at 79 South Main Street in Kilmarnock is owned by Beth Haskell of Gloucester and locally tended by Chris Winstanley and Marian.   Yep, Merriam-Webster would do well to put a picture of Kelsick Gardens next to the definition of “quaint” – as all three usages apply to the Gardens – EXPERT/SKILLED; MARKED BY BEAUTY AND GRACE; UNUSUAL/PLEASINGLY OLD FASHIONEDCome and See.