OUR SECOND AWARDS CEREMONY
TO HONOR EXCELLENCE IN THE RICHMOND
REGION'S RESTAURANT COMMUNITY

Sunday, Feb. 10 in the Cheek Theater • The VMFA • 200 N. Boulevard

Doors open at 6PM • Ceremony at 6:30PM • The "Heart of Glass" Reception 7:30PM in the Marble Hall

•••••• Cocktail attire ••••••

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Our dynamic hosting duo for this year's Elby's will be Richmond magazine's newly appointed food editor, Brandon Fox, and Richmond's most gregarious modern gentleman, Jason Tesauro.

As noted in Details, Playboy and The New Yorker, Jason Tesauro is an entertainer, book author, lecturer, sommelier and raconteur. By day, he served for 10 years as chief sommelier and brand director at Barboursville Vineyards. Tesauro has been a contributor to The New York Times and Sommelier Journal, and his award-winning wine and spirits reports have appeared in Men's Health, Maxim and The Sunday Paper (Atlanta). He also has hosted the national wine bloggers awards in Charlottesville and various charity events, including the annual James River Writers auction.

Fox is an award-winning food writer, columnist and blogger who started her Brandon Eats blog in 2005. She served as a restaurant reviewer and food writer for Style Weekly, Home Style and Belle from 2005 to 2009, and she has written for the Washington Post and RVANews. From July 2009 to February 2013, she edited Richmond magazine's shelter magazine, RHome. Fox holds a master's degree in English from the University of Virginia.

2013 NOMINEES

Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Acacia Mid-town
  • Arcadia
  • Julep's
  • Lemaire

New Restaurant (Opened between Nov. 1 2011 and Oct. 31, 2012)

  • Deco Ristorante
  • Heritage
  • Peter Chang China Café
  • Tio Pablo
Excellence in Service
  • Tiffany Gellner of The Magpie
  • Paul Heitz at Amour
  • Wendy Kalif at Bistro Bobette
  • John Van Peppen at Arcadia
Upscale Casual
  • Pasture
  • The Roosevelt
  • Sapori
  • Stella's
Cocktail Program
  • Heritage
  • Lemaire
  • Pasture
  • The Roosevelt
Rising Culinary Star
  • Kyle Cox of Patina
  • Carly Herring of the Dining Room at the Berkeley
  • Jen Mindell of Avalon
  • Mike Yavorsky of Belmont Food Shop
Neighborhood Restaurant
  • Africanne on Main
  • The Black Sheep
  • Kuba Kuba
  • Tastebuds American Bistro
Restaurateur of the Year
  • Jason Alley of Comfort & Pasture
  • Kendra Feather of Garnett's, Ipanema & The Roosevelt
  • Ren Mefford and Chris Tsui of EAT Restaurant Partners
  • Paul Keevil of Millie's, LuLu's and Tio Pablo
Chef of the Year
  • Tim Bereika of Secco Wine Bar
  • Peter Chang of Peter Chang China Café
  • Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt
  • Dale Reitzer of Acacia Mid-town
Culinary Student of the Year
  • Dana Goodchild at Culinard
  • Stephanie Louise Boehles at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • Jean Marie Kennedy at University of Richmond’s Center for Culinary Arts

AFTER PARTY SPONSORED BY:

 

 

Net ticket proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Shalom Farms, Slow Food RVA,
Tricycle Gardens and the VMFA Foundation.

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