I took Terry Lynn out to lunch at Cocina on Market (facebook) in Leesburg, VA. We were greeted by Trevor Gregory Morgen-Westrick, the general manager. I had emailed Rebecca Dudley, the proprietor, before our visit. They had me when I opened the menu and saw a quote from my hero, Shawnee chief Tecumseh. “Give thanks for the food and the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks the fault lies in yourself.”
I think the restaurant is only two years old. We really enjoyed the chapulines, grasshopper tacos. Terry Lynn and I felt we were back in Samoa receiving an alofa gift. In Samoa we were surprised to receive the “love” gift AFTER purchasing something. We paid for our dinner and prepared to leave, but Trevor told us he had a couple fresh chirros. Terry Lynn is not yet as excited about eating insects, but I knew she was very appreciative of the chirros drizzled with dark chocolate.
It was too early in the day for me, but I need to go back for another reason. Trevor is apparently a tequila/mezcal guru.
Hope you can visit Cocina on Market. Buen provecho!
I’m pretty sure Trevor became a fan of big ass ants in Oxaca. Kent Moreno took this photo when he was back in Colombia. Kent wrote: “This guy wanted 2000 pesos for me to take this picture.”