My friend, John Duvall, is actors Robert and Shelley Duvall’s cousin. John recommended the Ashby Inn, in Paris, Virginia, an amazing five course, or one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
While we were there, the waiter asked, “Might I ask who recommended our restaurant to you?” I said, “John Duvall.” Suddenly, we had three waiters. Each course, from the opening potato soup, to a spoon of something I’m apparently not refined enough to know what it was, was unbelievable.
The closing course was a piece of the most amazing 60 day dry ages cuts of meat I ever ate in my life. It might not seem like much food, but by the end of this little journey, you end up stuffed with food.
The next day, I texted John and said, “Holy shit dude, that was the best thing I ever ate,” and he responded, “Never doubt a Duvall when they give you a dinner recommendation.”