|(Photo courtesy of The Conche)|
The Conche in Leesburg, VA is delectable, reasonable and much more than chocolate. If you haven't stopped in yet (yes, you can go casually dressed), you better soon before there will be long waits and standing room only. It is superb, and they are not a chocolate shop - they intertwine their on-premise house chocolates into their foods and sauces and have an out-of-this-world full menu that I can't get enough of and am still on a mission to tackle. It seems too good to be true, and the name is in and of itself a representation of what the world renowned Pastry Chef Santosh Tiptur and his staff have created. Quality and distinction in service.
|Ahi Tuna Poke (photo from The Conche)|
Some of my favorite appetizers are the Catalan Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Cauliflower, Ahi Tuna Poke, the Beef Sliders are crazy good and a must when available, and the Avacado Flat Bread is a meal in itself. As far as entrees, the Braised Short Ribs will make you swoon and I loved the Lobster Taglietelle. Honestly, there isn't a single entree that won't wow you, they have Vegetarian and Gluten-Free offerings and you can also visit them for Brunch.
|Chocolates from The Conche|
|Join them for Happy Hour - The Conche|
|Decadent Desserts-The Conche photo|
Are you thinking that this restaurant and boutique seems too good to be true? I did too after first visiting and realizing it is not a dessert or chocolate store . . . which brings me to what I love and appreciate as a foodie and one who enjoys venturing out often . . . it is not priced out of most budgets for a nice dinner or drinks out on the Town (or just Happy Hour) because you leave happy and more than satisfied without your wallet feeling like it experienced that "big occasion" out it could if they were located in DC and for this incredible food. Try this restaurant soon - because there is something for everyone at all price points - it is to me considered in line with all of the other nice restaurants in the area. Once you go, you will be disappointed that in what you have been missing since we were so fortunate to have them open in the Village at Leesburg near Travinia and near Wegmans)!
Enjoy and tell them Mary sent you from her favorite places and There's Something About Mary's List!!
Mary Dionisio Roberge
Make a reservation or visit The Conche located at 1605 Village Market Blvd., #J108, Leesburg, VA 20175