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Virginia’s Past, Present & Future Signature Wine Dinner at Acacia Mid-Town

Acacia Mid-Town
2601 west cary street Richmond
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When an all-star chef like Dale Reitzer, a Food & Wine magazine "Best New Chef", is in command, you're in for an extraordinary culinary experience. Chef Reitzer is one of Richmond's most esteemed chefs, who has carved out his niche by turning out inventive and fresh regional American cuisine in a fine dining establishment with a casual, New York-ish vibe. His cuisine focuses primarily on seafood and local, top-quality products with "clean" flavor profiles.

This very special six-course wine pairing dinner will take you on a culinary tour of Virginia's past, present and future.  You'll savor traditional preparations of the bounty of Virginia and then enjoy more contemporary, modern interpretations that demonstrate the evolution of Virginia's cuisine into a more complex, diverse and sophisticated cuisine.

What will you experience?

  • An all-inclusive sixi-course wine-pairing dinner
  • You may arrive anytime after 6pm
  • Street parking is free after 6pm; also Acacia-Mid-town offers valet parking
  • If you want to attend the dinner and have special dietary restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, gluten-free or particular allergies, please e-mail Alex Papajohn at apapajohn@VariantEvents.com.  

Tentative Menu

Tuna crudo, pineapple gelee, jalapeño chive oil

2017 Stinson Winery, Sauvignon Blanc, Monticello


Creamy parsnip soup, surry sausage, roasted peanuts

2017 Early Mountain Vineyards Rose, Central Virginia


Jumbo Lump Crabcake, cheddar cheese grits, crispy leeks, grilled lemon 

butter sauce

2017 Miner Family Winery, Viognier, Madeira California


Duck Confit, sweet potato gnocchi, pear, kale, sage brown butter sauce

2016 Baerbersville Winery, Barbera Reserve, Monticello


Virginia Rockfish, butter poached kohlrabi, smoked maitake mushrooms, 

lobster sauce

2016 Alcance Gran Reserva, Chardonnay, Itala Valley Chile


Olive Oil Cake, marinated strawberries, white chocolate ice cream

2017 Williamsburg Winery, Midsummers Nights White, Virginia


The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the Virginia Distillers Association and the Autism Society of Central Virginia.

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. 

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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