Savoir Fare Named House Caterer for
Bluemont Vineyard and Great Country Farms
October 1, 2011
Savoir Fare Catering has been named head caterer for The Stable and Cellar at Bluemont Vineyard and Great Country Farms. Located on Foggy Bottom Road in Bluemont, VA, both venues provide the perfect backdrop for your next private party, rehearsal dinner or wedding ceremony & reception. The grounds offer breathtaking views and rustic elegance.
Savoir Fare sample menus:
Stationary Hors d'oeuvres
Butlered Hors d'oeuvres
Casual BBQ Wedding
For more details and/or reservations,
contact Debbie Zurschmeide Schoeb at 540.554.2073
Imagine That!! Theatre Dinner Club Inaugural Debut
August 31, 2011
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Imagine That!! Theatre Dinner Club features fun, upbeat entertainment with one-act plays, improv, singing, and stand up at Savoir Fare Restaurant. Feel free to sing along or sit back, relax and enjoy. We'd love to see you!
Our Inaugural debut on Wednesday, September 14th, the cast will be performing selected songs by John Krumich. $50/person includes three (3) course dinner, tax, gratuity
& entertainment. Cash bar. Reservations required.
For more details and/or reservations,
call Imagine That! Theatre at 540.554.8889
May 12, 2011
Imagine That!! Theatre has cast Savoir Fare's Joan Wolford as Mona Stangley in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, November 4-6, 2011 at Franklin Park Art Center in Purcellville, VA.
The Tony Award winning musical,based on the book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. Door tickets: $20.
A special three (3) course dinner and show ticket package is offered for Friday and Saturday night. Menu is posted in the right hand column. Ya'll come back now!
Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Holly Heider Chapple for her recognition as one of Loudoun's premier event designer in the Winter 2010 issue of Loudoun Magazine. Under "Holly's Picks", Chapple recognized Joan as one of her preferred caterers.
"I adore Joan Wolford at Savoir Fare. She has a restaurant in Round Hill, where you can get a sneak peak of some of her wonderful edible creations! One of my favorites is her berry salad, and she uses local berries and cheeses for this specialty! What makes her so attractive is that she can encompass such a wide range, from very now, very couture food to very hearty solid Virginian cuisine."
Round Hill's Oasis of Food
By Ben Weber
Source: Purcellville Gazette
April 16, 2010
When Joan Wolford hits the stage these days, it is no longer with lights and props, but with wine and good friends. As the owner of Savoir Fare Restaurant, Wolford traded in her professional career as a budding stage performer for that of a culinary master. However, her love of the stage can easily be found just beneath the surface.
As a former Jersey girl, Wolford left the bright lights to take on a new career at the Heart and Hand in Clifton. “I really learned while working there, we both benefited from that experience,” said Wolford. “Suzanne, the owner, really took me under her wing and gave me a great chance to explore the world of fine dining, and like many, I really enjoy eating great food.” According to Wolford, Heart and Hand gave her not only an appreciation for using local wines and foods, but also for business management experience. “I learned on the job how difficult it is to run a restaurant. Working with suppliers and the customer gave me a wealth of experience.”
In 1999, after creating the Hamilton Garden Inn and developing a following of “foodies,” Wolford again started a new chapter, event planning and catering. While the Hamilton Garden Inn allowed for some events and catering, Wolford had a plan and according to Gus Eyssell, a long time friend, she had “such Savoir Fare,” and thus the new chapter was born. With the catering business doing nearly 55 weddings a year, the time came for the next step, a simple restaurant that allowed patrons to enjoy her cooking without the need to hire her catering company.
How do you do both? “We don’t want our customers to get bored, so we change our menu every week,” said Wolford. She is able to offer such a diverse menu because of the catering end of the business. Wolford said that “by changing the menu each week, we offer only the freshest of foods, as many of the ingredients were required by the catering end of the business.” She tells the Gazette that this not only allows for more diversity, it also keeps her and the kitchen sharp in creating new dishes. “I really enjoy cooking and matching local produce and wines with the meal; it really excites the taste buds.”
In December of 2009, Wolford expanded her restaurant to include an additional 30 seats. The large picture window on the corner of One West Loudoun in downtown Round Hill allows patrons to relax with a fine meal while watching the world pass them by. During the interview, Wolford said that she loves the window as it allows her to see all happenings in Round Hill. At just that moment, her sister and mother drove by and gave us a warm and friendly wave. Wolford quickly said, “Isn’t this window great?”
Think that Wolford will sit back and rest a spell? Not for this chef. “I still have several steps that I need to complete in my 5 year plan,” she stated with a grin. When asked what they entail, she said she would offer the readers a hint: it involves a piano and singing. With that, Wolford smiled and said how much she still enjoys the sites and sounds of Broadway.
It is suggested that reservations be made in advance on Friday nights. To learn more about Savoir Fare’s weekly menu or to inquire about their catering, visit www.savoirfarelimited.com or call 540.338.8300.
Savoir Fare Featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom
January 19, 2010
Exciting news! Savoir Fare is featured with nine other top caterers in the Metropolitan DC area in the "Real Weddings" article of the Winter/Spring 2010 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom for catering the Grzymkowski/Harrell wedding in Bluemont, VA on October 3, 2009. When Jessica & Peter were asked what four words describe their wedding, they responded, "Personal, surreal, close-knit, fun". All the ingredients necessary for an amazing wedding.
Savoir Fare Celebrates 10 Years as Loudoun County's Catering & Event Specialists
October 20, 2009
For ten years, Savoir Fare has offered catering and event specialties to Loudoun County and its surrounding communities. The next ten years are sure to be bright with our newly opened Restaurant, located in Round Hill in the yellow Patterson building on Main Street. Thanks to everyone who has supported the venture.
An Evening of Fine Wine and Great Food with Doug Fabbioli,
Owner and Winemaker of Fabbioli Cellars Winery
Savoir Fare Restaurant
August 6, 2009
Savoir Fare is pleased to announce an evening of fine wine and great food with Doug Fabbioli, Owner and Winemaker of Fabbioli Cellars Winery. The pairing of his featured wines and succulent food makes this a night to remember. Taste. Enjoy. Share.
For more details and/or reservations, call us today at 540.338.8300
FINE WINE AND GREAT FOOD LEADS TO MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
Thanks to everyone who came for our Evening of Fine Wine and Great Food with Doug Fabbioli. What a night! During an impromptu meet and greet after the final course, a new gentleman patron told me the meal was “exemplary". He paused and then said, “Can I ask you a question? Will you marry me?!"
Little does he know – I don’t cook at home!
Joan E. Wolford
Owner & Chef
Raising the Bar
By Rebekah Pizana, Special to the Loudoun Times-Mirror
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror
June 3, 2009
Savoir Fare offers fine wine, fine food, fine atmosphere: There may be a sure-fire method to keeping your business booming in an economic slump: Sell alcohol and stay open later, as longtime Round Hill resident Joan “Joannie” Wolford can attest. For Wolford's 10-year-old business, Savoir Fare, introducing the relaxing atmosphere of a wine bar has created the perfect incentive to try her amazing food.
Wine bars continue to thrive in the Northern Virginia/D.C. metro area, and Wolford decided to try her hand at operating one. Mainly a catering company, Savoir Fare's West Loudoun Street location in Round Hill has provided sandwiches and soups for three years. Now, with later hours and a full wine menu, "The restaurant has brought more exposure to the catering business, but it also works both ways," Wolford said.
You can tell Wolford has put her heart and soul into the sandwich-shop-turned-restaurant. Specializing in catering – after all, “There will always be weddings,” she says. Wolford realized last fall that she needed to serve more than just sandwiches and soups in her small shop. It was time to do some interior decorating and figure something else out. So on March 20, she began serving wine.