White starched tablecloths, sleek ebony chairs, and arching potted palms banish any notion of chaos in the world. At the Ebbitt Room in the Virginia Hotel, the fireplace burns year-round, a pianist plays, and the menu dazzles with contemporary dishes like Hudson Valley foie gras parfait and grilled Duroc pork chop. Embracing the farm-to-table philosophy, the chef sources many of the ingredients from the local Beach Plum Farm. Arrive early and have a glass or two of the
signature punch from a seat on the front porch.