A 90-minute drive from the District takes you past hills and farms to this English-style country manor, where the service matches the setting. A four-course dinner, which can easily top $200 with wine pairings, might begin with a "trinity" of beets presented three ways or raw lamb in a Caesar salad "ice cream" straight out of the high-wire kitchens of Las Vegas or Manhattan. Poached trout might come next, then roasted lobster or a carefully curated vegetarian entree. Desserts
are fanciful, and the cheese plate is delivered on a life-size, mooing faux cow. A "gastronaut" menu, including wine pairings, takes the foodie fun to more acrobatic heights, beginning with an amuse bouche such as truffle-dusted popcorn.