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Grand Brunch at Belle & James

sold out

+ Combo Package Available

Belle & James
700 East Main Street Richmond
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
+ F W

Please join acclaimed Executive Chef Andrew Arbaiza at this utterly delicious four-course, wine-pairing brunch.

Chef Arbaiza's cuisine focuses on local Virginia purveyors and emphasizes French flavor profiles.   His restaurants' ethos of "responsible living" is reflected in the name, Belle & James.  "Belle" comes from Belle Island, located close by on the James River and "James" comes from the James River, which flows through downtown Richmond.

Ticket Package Availability:

If you want a special weekend culinary experience, this event can be purchased as part of one combo deal that will save you money.  That package is below.  To purchase this combo package, go to the ticket page and scroll down to the bottom.

1. Super Saturday - SOLD OUT

  • Saturday Grand Brunch at Belle & James +
  • Saturday General Admission Walk-Around Grand Tasting

       Buying these events a la carte would cost $105.   Buying this combo deal costs $85, saving $20.

Belle & James is within walking distance of the convention center (where the Walk-Around Grand Tasting is held), requiring about a 10 to 15 minute walk, depending on your pace.

NOTE: There will be two seatings for this brunch.  One at 11am and the other at 12pm.   We will e-mail ticket buyers in the order in which they purchase tickets to get their preferred seating time.  Also, the 11:00 am seating will not need to finish the brunch at noon to make room for the next seating; there are enough seats for both seatings combined.   The staggered seating is being employed so that Chef Arbaiza is better able plan, cook and present the dishes to his high standards.

Menu and wine pairings:

First Course

Melón y Miel

Honeydew & Cantaloupe, Chestnut Honey

Juve y Camps, Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserve de la Familia, 2011

mature white peach, toasted bread and green tea with hints of lemon citrus and apricots


Second Course


Lavender Pain Perdu, Virginia Maple Syrup

Bodegas Castano Yecla Monastrell Rose, 2016

  Macintosh Apple, slate-like acidity


Third Course

Lomo y Huevos

Filet Mignon, Brioche Toast, Poached Egg, Hollandaise Brava

Cellars Can Blau, Can Blau, 2014

 tart cherry, dark chocolate and violet pastille. Finishes with easygoing tannins and an echo of candied licorice


Fourth Course

Churros y Chocolate

Fried Pâte à Choux, Cinnamon Chocolate Sauce

Codice, Tinto Tempranillo, 2013

dense, chewy dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors, silky fine tannins and lingering spiciness

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets will 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