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Chef Collaboration Wine Dinner with Early Mountain Vineyards at Southbound

Southbound
3036 Stony Point Rd. Richmond
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Two of Richmond's most acclaimed chefs, Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt and Joe Sparatta of Heritage, collaborate on an inventive and creative five-course wine dinner with Early Mountain Vineyards.

Chef Gregory and Chef Sparatta pair their new and traditional Southern flavor profiles with wine crafted from grapes harvested on the Early Mountain estate in Madison, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.   Taste the briliance of these two great chefs as they pair their luscious cuisine with wine from Virginia's premier Monticello AVA wine region. Expect each course to be paired with a different wine. 

THIS DINNER HAS TWO SEATINGS: 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.   On the ticket page you will see options to either buy a ticket to the Early Seating at 5pm or the Late Seating at 8pm.

If you want to attend the dinner and have special dietary restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, gluten-free or particular allergies, please e-mail Alex Papajohn at apapajohn@VariantEvents.com.  Also, we will send out an e-mail to all ticket-holders in advance of the event to ensure that those with special restrictions or preferences are accommodated.

The ticket cap for this event is very low.  We strongly recommend you buy tickets at your earliest possible convenience.

The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance.

All inclusive.  Price Covers Food & Drink. 21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special. 

About Chef Joe Sparatta

EXECUTIVE CHEF

A native of New Jersey, Joe worked for prestigious Chefs Craig Shelton of The Ryland Inn & Scott Anderson of Elements prior to moving to Richmond. He and his wife Emilia moved south in late 2012 and opened Heritage. Heritage quickly became a favorite of the Richmond dining scene. In 2014 he and Chef Lee Gregory opened Southbound to numerous accolades both local and national.

  • Zagat Nov 2016 "Culinary Road Trip"
  • Richmond Magazine 2016 Best and Worst "Best New Restaurant"
  • Bon Appetit "America Best New Restaurant 2015" nominee
  • Style Weekly 2nd Best Chef and 2nd Best Dinner 2015
  • Chef & Restaurant of the Year Elby's 2015
  • Star Chef.com Rising Star Winner 2014 Washington DC area
  • Style Weekly 3rd Best Chef and 2nd Best Dinner 2014
  • Southern Living's 100 Best Restaurants in the South 2014
  • Richmond Magazine’s Best New Restaurant  2013
  • Richmond Magazine's Best Pork Belly 2013
  • Nominee Best Chef & Restaurant Elby’s 2013
  • 4 Stars by Richmond Times Dispatch 2012

About Chef Lee Gregory

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Originally hailing from South Carolina, Lee received his training under Richmond Chef Dale Reitzer of Acacia. In 2011 Lee and partner Kendra Feather opened The Roosevelt in historic Church Hill. Quickly established as a Richmond ‘must’.  In 2014 he and Chef Joe Sparatta opened Southbound to numerous accolades both local and national.

  • Zagat Nov 2016 "Culinary Road Trip"
  • Richmond Magazine 2016 Best and Worst "Best New Restaurant"
  • Bon Appetit "America Best New Restaurant 2015" nominee
  • Style Weekly 2015 Best Dinner and 3rd Best Chef
  • James Beard Foundation Best Chef  Semi-finalist Nominee Mid-Atlantic 2013 , 2014 & 2015
  • Plate Magazine's 30 Best Chef's to Watch in the US 2014
  • Chef & Restaurant of the Year Elby’s 2014 
  • Star Chef.com Rising Star Winner 2014 Washington DC area
  • Southern Living's 100 Best Restaurants in the South 2014
  • Restaurant of the Year by Style Weekly 2012
  • Best New Restaurant by Richmond Magazine 2012 

Full Menu & Wine Pairings Coming Soon

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