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Winemaker’s Pairing Dinner at the Publix Aprons Cooking School

Publix Aprons Cooking School at Nuckols Place
5400 Wyndham Forest Dr. Henrico
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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We're thrilled to present this dynamic, immersive, interactive, live demonstration cooking class and four-course pairing dinner featuring the luscious cuisine of Publix's Senior Resident Chef Willie Hernandez paired with the award-winning and highly-regarded wines of Williamsburg Winery.

You'll sip on wine as you watch Chef Hernandez and his team cook a full four-course meal live!  The evening culiminates with a four-course pairing dinner consisting of the dishes just cooked paired with premium wine from Williamsburg Winery.  Throughout the evening you'll be able to ask questions of both the Chef and Williamsburg Winery's winemaker. 

The Details

Special Note

  • This interactive live dinner experience will be held inside the Pubix Aprons Cooking School and Catering, which includes both a restaurant space and a large, working, open kitchen with cameras and large video screens so that you can easily watch the chefs at work.  The chefs are miked so that you can hear them with ease.

General

  • All-inclusive wine pairing dinner
  • You may arrive any time after 6:00pm
  • We're sorry but allowances for special dietary restrictions cannot be accomodated at this dinner
  • There is ample, free parking in the Publix Supermarket parking lot
  • Smart casual dress

Talent

  • Senior Resident Chef Willie Hernandez is a graduate of The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.  He has 19 years of culinary experience working his way through the ranks of a retirement community kitchen in Fairfield, California, Sous Chef and Chef De Cuisine of two hotels and resorts, Executive Chef of restaurants in Maui, Hawaii and Hilton Head, South Carolina and Banquet Chef at The Country Club Of Virginia.

Wine Pairings and Menu

  • Coming Soon

The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation.

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 on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at historic Main Street Station. 

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting