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General SMOKED! (smoked cuisine + wine + whiskey)


+ Combo Package Available

Main Street Station
1500 E Main St. Richmond
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
+ M E F W D

Held in the spectacular revitalized Main Street Station first floor railway depot underneath the "shed", this extraordinarily fun, indulgent, food, wine and whiskey event, which sold out its first two years, has been dramatically enhanced in 2018 with a cool venue that will allow our chefs to smoke on-site and present an extraordinary array of traditional, new and innovative smoked dishes representing cuisines from regions around the U.S. and the world. All inclusive.

If you want to explore combo deals which include SMOKED! and/or get in to SMOKED! one hour earlier than General Admission attendees, please check out the VIP/Early SMOKED!.

This event emphasizes global smoked cuisine, provided by some of Richmond's premier restaurants, pitmasters and pitmistresses, wines from Virginia, Oregon, Australia and New Zealand, and whiskeys from Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Scotland.  You may go station to station grazing on the smoked cuisine, imbibing wine and/or whiskey (the food, wines and whiskeys are included in the ticket price) while enjoying live music.

Food selections will run the gamut and will satisfy meat-lovers and vegetarians.  Most selections will have a smoked element to them.  There will some non-smoked selections as well.

Expect a well-curated selection of 40+ whiskeys and 40+ wines.   Some Virginia wines will be poured by winery representatives (these Virginia wines may be purchased by the bottle), while some Virginia and all of the Oregon, Australia and New Zealand wine will be poured by knowledgable wine volunteers.  The whiskeys will be poured by knowledgable spirits-industry trade or volunteers.  It is likely that Brown-Forman, Sazerac, and Southern, the three largest spirits distributors in Central Virginia, will have their representatives present, sampling many of the fine whiskeys in their respective portfolios.

BUY EARLY - the new location for SMOKED! is gorgeous but has limited capacity.  This event will definitely sell out.

As a special treat, Belmont Butchery's owner, Tanya Cauthen will entertain with a pig cutting demonstration and mini-auction of the pig part's at this year's SMOKED event. In this action packed demo and mini live auction, Tanya Cauthen of Belmont Butchery will break down an Autumn Olive Farms pig in to retail cuts - for your 'purchasing' pleasure. Proceeds of the auctioned pig parts will benefit Richmond Performing Arts Alliance, and Belmont Butchery will offer a 'meat valet' to keep your cuts of pork nice and cold while you continue to enjoy the event. 

Please note that from a craft beverage standpoint, this is a hybrid event which emphasizes wine and whiskey equally.  It is not a substitute for the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, which feature hundreds of bottles of Virginia, Oregon, Australia and New Zealand wine and Virginia spirits.

Ticket Package Availability: None (see VIP/Early SMOKED! for combo deals which include SMOKED!)

Additional Insights for General Admission SMOKED!

  • You keep a complimentary crystal wine/whiskey glass (for use with all beverages).
  • Live music will be heard throughout the evening.
  • ALL the food, wine, whiskey, and a few craft beers are included in this event.
  • The menu will include some non-smoked items and vegetarian selections.
  • There will be a Cigar Lounge conveniently located just outside Main Street Station.
  • SMOKED! is primarily a tasting event; other than some Virginia wines, the other beverages will not be available for sale.   
  • There will be seating available but this is primarily a "grazing" type event.
  • Casual or smart casual attire is recommended.

All inclusive.  Price covers food & drink.  There will be a tremendous amount of food and beverages.  You may enjoy as much food and craft beverages as you like.   21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special. 

Benefits Richmond Performing Arts Alliance.

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