The On the Road culinary adventure series begins in Richmond on Sunday, April 21 and travels to Charlottesville for a jam-packed weekend of food events bouncing between the two cities via charter bus. On Sunday, Manakintowne Specialty Growers hosts an outdoor dinner with acclaimed chefs Walter Bundy (Lemaire), Lee Gregory (The Roosevelt), and Aaron Cross (Fossett’s at Keswick Hall) with wine pairings by Luca Paschina of Barboursville Vineyards. On Monday, April 22, Virginia wine pioneer and Monticello’s director of gardens and grounds Gabriele Rausse will lead a private tour of the estate. While on the tour, guests will harvest produce to be used in a special lunch cooked by chef Dean Maupin of C&O Restaurant. Dinner will be back in Richmond at The Jefferson Hotel, where Bundy will serve a tasting menu with wine pairings. On Tuesday, April 23 participants will take a private tour of Olli Salumeria (in Manakin, Virginia) led by artisan Oliviero Colmignoli to learn about his slow-cured craft of artisan salami made in Virginia. The total cost for the event is $750 per person, and a percentage of proceeds goes to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. Seating is limited to 20 people. Call (404) 380-1010 or e-mail OTRculinaryadventures@gmail.com to make reservations.
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