If you are looking for some fresh seafood and tasteful meats, the Wine'ing Butcher Gourmet Market is definitely the place. This small town butcher, European-style shop offers a wide range of meats and fresh seafood along with a selection of fresh produce, international & local wines, homemade pies & pastries, artisan breads and cheeses and other specialty items from around the world. Their meat section includes their famous steak tips, turkey tips, bison tips, lamb, baby back pork ribs, Chinese pork, chicken breasts, and chicken wings. You'll also find a large selection of wonderful signature marinated meats tenderized in either house-blended or high quality purchased marinades! Marinated meat options include Garlic Pepper Parmesan Steak tips, Sweet BBQ chicken (sweet molasses based BBQ with a light spicy finish) , Greek lamb racks (rosemary, oregano, black pepper and olive oil with hints of citrus) and bison tips (zesty Italian, their most popular marinade). For those wanting to try out a variety of their meats, you can order their House Sampler. Meat can also be ordered online from their Online Market Website.
This gourmet market also has a prepared food area and a menu for those wanting to grab lunch or dinner in their bistro seating area or take it to go. Their menu includes wood fired brick oven pizzas, hamburgers, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps and salads. We ordered their ready-to-eat Lasagna for the kids and for us their SteakHouse Burger and Rajun Cajun Hot Sandwich. The Wine’ing Butcher also hosts wine tasting events on Saturdays for those wanting to try out some of the wines they offer.
The first Wine'ing Butcher shop opened in 2006 in Gilford, New Hampshire. It's success brought on another shop to open in Meredith, New Hampshire. The owners, Andrew and Gretchen Arguin, who recently moved to Loudoun County, celebrated the Grand Opening of their third store this weekend, right here in Ashburn! This 4,200-square foot shop will be the largest of the three shops. The decor is modern - maroon paint with wood flooring and stainless steel accents - yet creating an intimate warm inviting atmosphere, giving a more personal touch to sterile mainstream grocery stores. The butcher was very knowledgeable and originally from England. Craving for some Boudin sausage - our French and Cajun roots coming out - I asked the Butcher if they would be selling some in the future. We were happy to hear that they will!
This unique neighborhood market reminds us so much of the neighborhood daily butcher and cheese shops in France and Spain where we've spent hours enjoying picking up fresh meat and seafood on the weekends. Their live Lobster took me back to those childhood memories in France, where my father and I would go to the local shop and pick up a live crab to bring home for dinner!