Top Chefs dinner series featuring heirloom tomatoes, Virginia wine and Duke’s mayonnaise

Village Garden RVA grows more than 300 varieties of heirloom tomatoes on its vaunted acre Hanover Countyhas long been famous Virginia mothers. Instead of high production, farm and life partners David Hunsacker And the Barbara Hollingsworth Cultivation of quality and diversity. They founded Village Garden in 2011 and specialize in forgotten gems (Mikado, after the opera), and wild color variants (El von). Phuket, tomato pink Easter eggs), and Oxhearts—”my all-time favorite,” Hunsaker said. Tomato Fish Fillet.

“It’s absolutely amazing and delicious,” said the chef. Brittany Andersontwice James Beard Award Winner, Top Chef contestant, owner of Metzger Bar & Butchery and Brenner Pass. “We’ve used the Village Garden for years. In the beginning, it was all a matter of picking it up.” Last season, Anderson and others created eleven tomato dinners Richmond And the Charlottesville. For 2022, the series returns with an expanded lineup: twenty-one local events and a day-trip spanning the state with additional stops at Northern Virginia And the Washington DC.

Events are coordinated by award-winning sommelier and photojournalist Jason Tezorowith the traditions of tomatoes and plants introduced by the farmers themselves.

Each chef sets his own menu, prices and format. Some are casual, some are luxurious, and all taste differently. It is a celebration of eating + drinking + edutainment + harvesting. To accommodate tomato lovers, #SSS22 events vary in the social calendar and the chef’s spectrum: Modern Latin at Cocodrilo (6/28), Jewish-African fusion at JewFro (7/27), Good South in Lemaire (7/22), French country in L’ Auberge Chez François (8/11), and even the Tomato Bowl at the River City Roll (7/6)!

Tomatoes are best paired with wines from Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia Most Honored Winery, Owned and Operated by Italians Since Its Founding in 1976. Estate Manager Luca PachinaNamed among the “Top 20 Wineries in North Amarica“By Vineyards & Winery Management Magazine is the James Beard Foundation Award – same nominee. Diners will enjoy the most outstanding portfolio of Barboursville Including Vermentino Crisp, Fantastic Fiano, and 95 Points plus rated blends like Nascent (white) and Octagon (red). Barboursville The Palladio specialty hosts the Italian Festa del Pomodoro at 8/5 with items like Piennolo del Vesuvio and Costoluto Fiorentino that promise to be crushing.

The collaboration on this series is one of Southern cuisine’s most popular brands: Duke’s Mayo. Each event features tomato trivia, merchandise, prizes, and surprises.

Full calendar and event information here

SOURCE Duke Mayonnaise

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