Expand Your Culinary Skills at Our Northern Virginia Inn

Learn something new during your next getaway by spending a weekend cooking with us. This year, for the first time, we are offering summer cooking class weekends focused on grilling!

The grilling cooking class weekends feature Chef Doron Haendel and Chef Amanda Baden. Chef Doron will enlighten us on the ins and outs of using a grill for grilling, smoking, and reheating. Chef Amanda, the consummate baker, will teach us how to make amazing desserts (not on the grill). Wines and beer will be served. See the menus below for the two summer cooking class weekends.

Special classes for groups can be arranged – just ask!

Dates for our 2024 grilling cooking class weekends:

  • July 19-21, 2024
  • August 9-11, 2024

What’s Included

  • 2-night stay with full hot breakfast Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • Traditional BBQ dinner by the pool with wines and beer on Friday night
  • Cooking class (mostly demonstration) with 4-course meal and wines & beer on Saturday night

What You’ll Do

  • Arrive on Friday afternoon or evening, when you’ll meet the chef and be treated to a traditional BBQ meal with hamburgers & hot dogs and all the trimmings served by our pool. Beer and wine and soft drinks will be available for your enjoyment.
  • Enjoy a full hot breakfast Saturday morning.
  • Explore the beautiful Middleburg area countryside on your own — we have lots of information on fun things to do in the area, such as visiting local wineries & craft breweries, horseback riding, hiking, scenic drives, shopping at the Leesburg outlets or the wonderful shops in the area, or visiting Civil War sites.
  • On Saturday evening we will gather for the cooking class where Chef Doron and Chef Amanda will demonstrate and guests will help prepare (and consume!) a 4-course meal. Chef Doron will discuss the many aspects of preparing grilled meals and Chef Amanda will show us , including how to prep, how to pre-cook and hold, and how best to present the dishes. And, of course, recipes will be provided. Wines and beer will also be served with the meal.
  • Enjoy another full hot breakfast Sunday morning.

These are sure to be fun weekends of good food and drink and new friends.

Rates for Summer Cooking Class Weekends


Cottage for 2 nights $375plus tax per night
Room with a private bath for 2 nights $325 plus tax per night
2-bedroom suite for up to 4 people for 2 nights $395 plus tax per night

Cooking Class:

  • BBQ dinner with wine & beer on Friday night and a 4-course meal with wine & beer on Saturday night – $170 plus tax per person

To make a reservation, email us at info@briarpatchbandb.com or call us at 703-327-5911.

Payment is due upon reservation. No refunds but you may find a substitute if needed.

Menus for Cooking Class Weekends

July 19-21, 2024

Friday Evening BBQ by the Pool with Wine & Beer:

  • Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
  • Potato & Egg Salad
  • Garden Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
  • Mixed Berry Trifle

Saturday Evening Dinner Menu with Wine & Beer:

  • Appetizer: Smoked fresh Cherry Glazed Chicken Wings
  • Salad: Grilled Watermelon, Chevre, Endive, & Radicchio with Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Smoked Rib Eye & Turkey Breast served with Old Volstead Straight Bourbon Whiskey Sauce
  • Accompaniments: Roasted Ears of Corn, Grilled Zucchini & Summer Squash
  • Dessert: Gold Watermelon, Smoked Apple Crisp

August 9-11, 2024

Friday Evening BBQ with Wine & Beer:

  • Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
  • Potato & Egg Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Condiments
  • Brownie Trifle

Saturday Evening Dinner Menu with Wine and Beer:

  • Appetizer: Smoked Beef Short Rib Costini
  • Salad: Arugula, Tomato, Pignoli, & Fresh Feta Cheese Tossed in Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Smoked Leg of Lamb with Reduction of Pomegranate & Raspberry or Grill Alaskan Salmon Filet with Dill Beurre Blanc
  • Accompaniments: Roasted Fennel & Eggplant
  • Dessert: Peach Cobbler

To make a reservation, email us at info@briarpatchbandb.com or call us at 703-327-5911.