Blue Wing Frog Picnic Market and Brew is a destination in Front Royal, VA, less than a half hour away from the Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Blue Wing Frog includes close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park, along with delicious fresh meals fit for everyone from the gluten-free vegan to the meat and potato lover. The ever-changing lunch menu features inventive twists on classic dishes from around the world and spanning the generations. Here are just a few of the best reasons why you should catch a bite to eat at Blue Wing Frog during your stay at the Inn at Vaucluse Spring!
Delicious Blue Wing Frog Picnic Menu
You’ve got to love a restaurant with a menu that changes daily! Think of all the work that goes into preparing different complex dishes each day. That means there is a stellar chef mastermind behind the stove, preparing your meals! Not only is there a wonderful menu, but the staff at Blue Wing Frog will pack up a picnic lunch for you before you head out on some hiking adventures. Enjoy cute packaging as well as some delicious options that will satisfy after a long hike! Trust us- this isn’t your traditional picnic cuisine! The June 1 menu includes the following, which can serve as a guide to future options during your visit.
Appetizers: The June 1 menu at Blue Wing Frog includes appetizers such as a Mushroom Pate with thyme, oregano, cream cheese, goat cheese, sweet shallots, white wine, butter, and mushrooms. There is also a Fruit and Cheese Munch with artisan cheeses, Blue Wing Frog’s own herb and goat cheese dip, fresh and dried fruit, and handmade bread.
Sandwiches: RK’s Famous Skrimp Po’Boy on a toasted challah roll with lettuce, tomato, homemade chipotle remoulade, and a side of pasta salad tops the sandwich list. The Apple Chicken Salad Sandwich with herb roasted chicken, apples, dried cranberries, jicama, and celery served on oatmeal fruit bread with lettuce, sliced apples, and a side of pasta salad doesn’t sound too bad either! You can also get a “Grown Up” Peanut Butter Sandwich at Blue Wing Frog with a housemade peanut butter, local wildflower honey, pepitas, craisins, walnuts, and sliced apple served with a side of honey vanilla cinnamon Greek yogurt.
Soups & Entrees: The Gazpacho Soup will serve as a nice warm-up for Robert’s Famous “Skrimp” Dinner with a half pound of marinated shrimp served with sauteed vegetables, organic brown rice, and quinoa pilaf. The Pomegranate Chicken and Grilled Salmon don’t sound like bad options either!
Salads: From a Pomegranate Chicken Salad served on a bed of organic spring mix with cucumber, tomatoes, and pomegranate and fresh herb marinade to the Salmon Salad with shredded grilled salmon tossed with fresh lemon juice, parsley, dill, capers, celery, mayo, and avocado, these green options will keep you satisfied. Is your mouth watering yet?
Desserts: How about dessert? Don’t forget to try the Blue Wing Frog Banana Espresso Cake with coffee cream cheese icing, Pineapple Carrot Cake with pineapple filling, or Kat Cake with raspberry filling and fudge frosting.
Proximity to Shenandoah National Park
The menu isn’t the only reason you should come out to Blue Wing Frog. If you are out and about hiking in the Shenandoah National Park, then Blue Wing Frog is the stop-and-go destination for you! Blue Wing Frog will pack your lunch for you, saving you the hassle. If you choose to dine at Blue Wing Frog, you can sit at the outdoor tables, but we recommend getting your food to go and then enjoying all that the nearby surrounding nature has to offer! In fact, Blue Wing Frog originally started as a picnic market and bakery and that is still the main function!
After Blue Wing Frog
After enjoying a picnic lunch from Blue Wing Frog and enjoying some hiking adventures, come back to the Inn at Vaucluse Spring for a peaceful retreat. Choose from six different guest houses with varying styles for your getaway! We can’t wait to see you here in Stephens City, Virginia.