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The Next Course for Three Blacksmiths

After 18 years in the restaurant and hospitality business, John and Diane MacPherson have decided it’s time to pass the baton to the next generation of proprietors here at Three Blacksmiths and they couldn’t be more delighted to introduce you to Jake and Sara Addeo.  A little about the Addeos…

Jake and Sara met "on the line" at Esca restaurant in New York in 2001.  After working their way up the culinary ranks, Jake went on to open Abboccato in New York as executive chef while Sara opened the John Dory as chef de cuisine.  In 2009, Jake had the opportunity to work with the Bistro Laurent Tourondel Group in Hong Kong. After an exciting and fulfilling three years, Jake and Sara opened their own restaurant, Doppio Zero in Sheung Wan, focusing on the pastas Jake had mastered during a previous two-year stint in Italy.

Having spent nearly six years in Hong Kong, Jake and Sara returned to Washington DC where Jake headed up the kitchens of Osteria Bibiana Enoteca, The Occidental and Marra Forni as executive chef.


Jake and Sara understand and appreciate how special Three Blacksmiths is and will continue to offer the level of service, ambiance and local, seasonal foods that we've worked so hard to create. You'll find that not much has changed when you visit us, just two new friends to welcome you at the door.


Jake and Sara Addeo

About Three Blacksmiths


In August of 2017, after selling the Foster Harris House in Washington Virginia and travelling for two months through Europe gathering ideas and inspiration, owners John and Diane MacPherson set out to rebuild 20 Main Street in Sperryville. The low slung cinder block box of a building would soon become the two story white stuccoed gem that is now Three Blacksmiths. Renovated in no small part by the trio of John, Diane and sous chef Ethan Taylor, the building was transformed into a space warmed by wood and flickering candles. A wood-fired hearth at the heart of the dining room transforms ingredients into delicious morsels. And the intimacy of six tables sets just the right tone for a special evening of delicious food and warm hospitality with a hint of European comfort.  

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Why "Three Blacksmiths?"

A century ago, Sperryville, Virginia was a bustling village of over 300 residents with five general stores, six mills, an apple packing house, a saloon, a barber shop, a pharmacy, and three blacksmiths. It was a time when most things were still made by hand and craftspeople had a direct connection to their handiwork.  

Since then, the world has sped up in ways unimaginable to our ancestors, but there'll always be a place for those of us who take pleasure in working with our hands. We wanted to honor a slice of Sperryville’s past and the folks that honed its future. At Three Blacksmiths, instead of forging metal in our open hearth, we’ll be crafting your dinner.

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