Signature Cider Dinner with Chef David Dunlap

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Monday February 28th

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Signature Cider Dinner with Chef David Dunlap

Blue Bee Cider
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1320 Summit Ave.
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Enjoy an enchanting cider and food pairing dinner created and presented by acclaimed Chef David Dunlap and Blue Bee cider-maker Taylor Benson. Experience an intimate, rustic, urban-chic vibe at this exquisitely presented culinary experience.

If you're not familiar with the quality of Blue Bee Cider's products, this is your opportunity to taste some of the finest ciders produced anywhere - not just Virginia - paired with cuisine from Chef David Dunlap that's simply divine.  Chef Dunlap, formerly the Chef at lauded Maple & Pine Restaurant at the Quirk Hotel, is a special talent and owner of Midlothian Chef's Kitchen.  If you're a fan of wine or cider, this is a unique opportunity to taste complex, deep ciders paired with artisan-made cuisine in a super-chill venue.   Please join us!

The Details

  • A multi-course cider and food pairing dinner
  • You may arrive any time after 6:00 pm
  • Parking is free after 6 pm on the streets close to Blue Bee Cider
  • Dress is casual


  • Chef David Dunlap - The foundation for Chef Dunlap's passion for food was laid early in life. Born in Washington State near Puget Sound, he recalls fondly his childhood days spent playing and harvesting in his family's orchards, foraging for huckleberries, picking strawberries and blackberries and tending to bees.

    After a job cooking at a local farmer's market in Boulder, Colorado, Chef Dunlap was inspired to enroll at the California Culinary Academy. Upon graduation, he worked under Executive Chef Jung at El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, where he learned to utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients. After his next job cooking at a five‐star Four Seasons property, Chef Dunlap and his family moved to Virginia to be closer to family, and he then opened Alain Ducasse’s Adour restaurant as Chef de Partie. It was there that Chef Dunlap developed the finer points of his culinary approach.

    Following a stint as Sous Chef at Plume Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel in DC, Chef Dunlap was recruited by The Inn at Little Washington, where he was eventually promoted to Executive Sous Chef. Chef Dunlap brings his talents to Maple & Pine after a very successful three years at the celebrated Ashby Inn in nearby Paris, Virginia.

  • Cider-Maker Taylor Benson


  • Coming Soon

All inclusive.  21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at historic Main Street Station. 

  • + Combo Package
  • M Main Street Station
  • B Craft Beer
  • E Educational
  • F Food
  • Music
  • N New Event
  • S Seminar
  • W Wine
  • D Distilled Spirits
  • A Auction
  • C Cider

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