Here's an update on what Neal and Star Wavra, the former innkeepers at The Ashby Inn, are up to.
The pair will open Field and Main in Marshall, Virginia, just outside the D.C. area in Fauquier County. A poster on Don Rockwell's forum, Bart, shared the news, and Neal Wavra responded on the forum to say the restaurant will have about 75 seats and serve farm to table fare cooked on a hearth over hardwood.
The couple describes it as "a community restaurant" on the forthcoming project's website. The Field and Main Facebook page also regularly posts updates on the renovation of the structure, built in 1790, that will house the restaurant. There's no word on an opening date yet.
The couple departed The Ashby Inn more than a year ago and recently launched an event consulting company called FABLE Hospitality.
Chef David Dunlap recently left the Ashby Inn to pursue a project in Richmond.