The Modern Afghan Signature Wine Dinner at The Mantu Presented by Virginia Living

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Wednesday March 1st

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The Modern Afghan Signature Wine Dinner at The Mantu Presented by Virginia Living

The Mantu
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10 S. Thompson St.
Richmond, Virginia 23221

Chef Hamidullah Noori will surprise you - just like he surprised (and impressed) the judges on Food Network's 'Beat Bobby Flay' - at this dinner, which will feature a mix of both traditional and modern interpretations of Afghani and international cuisine paired with Virginia wine and wine from other regions around the world. This is a truly unique opportunity to taste cuisine very few chefs around the country know how to execute.  Chef Noori not only presents dishes with flair and originality, he creates flavor profiles and textures you can hardly imagine were possible.

In addition to The New York Times, Chef Noori has been featured on WNYC's "The Takeaway," Voice of America, Eater DC, VPM Public Media, WRIR 97.3 FM, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly, Richmond Bizsense, Richmond Magazine, Well + Good, The Progress-Index, and many other media outlets.

Please join us for this exciting and one-of-kind culinary experience!

The Details

  • All-inclusive wine pairing dinner held at The Mantu in Carytown
  • You may arrive any time after 6pm
  • We are sorry but there are no special dietary restrictions or preferences at this dinner
  • There is a free parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, additional street parking nearby the restaurant, and a free public parking garage 4 blocks away
  • Chef Noori will discuss the dishes and wine pairings
  • Smart casual dress


  • Chef Hamidullah Noori - details coming soon

Menu (Wine Pairings Coming Soon)


  • Exotic spiced beef Mantu dumplings 
  • Exotic spiced vegetable Mantu dumplings
  • Nargis kebab
  • Dulma e Kalam (stuffed purple cabbage with rice and seasonal vegetables)


  • Chicken kobidha kebab 
  • Lamb chopan kebab 
  • Eggplant with seasonal spiced vegetables 
  • Paired with Three Colors rice 


  • Baklava
  • Afghani custard 

All inclusive.  Price Covers Food & Drink. 21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 5, 2023 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