As fall rolls in, we welcome the colorful foliage and delicious harvest goods. Join in the excitement of our annual Taste of the Season Food & Wine Festival as our Executive Chef Todd Goldian takes you on his holiday food tasting journey, from old favorite with a twist to new holiday creations you will be engulfed in the spirit of the season.
Local artist, painting, live music, Junior Iron Chef Competition, fall games and activities, laughter, incredible wine/beer/liquor tasting from the local vendors (included in the general admission) and wonderful foods of the season are sure to delight your pallet. Executive Chef Todd Goldian and Wine Chief Officer pair food & wine perfectly; it is sure to enliven your senses with every morsel and sip along the way. Each pairing designed to burst into life inside your mouth.
Grilled Chicken Taco with Queso Fresco and Pickled Onion
Short Rib Slider with Shallot Jam and Smoked Blue Cheese
Citrus and Old Bay Poached Shrimp with Horseradish
Apple and Root Vegetable Soup
Local Goat Cheese and Candy Striped Beet Crostini
Fall Crudite with Red Pepper Hummus
Chicken Fontina Fritters with Sundried Tomato Sauce
5 Spiced Pork Steam Bun with Hoisin and Root Veg Slaw
VA Charcuterie and Cheese Platter Featuring Olli Salumeria and Meadow Creek Dairy
CEA Farms Table Featuring Local Farmer Dogs, Lettuces, and Sausages
Carrot Cake Shooter
Ginger Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Shooter
Hot Chocolate Station with chocolate shavings, marshmallows, whipped cream
JUNIOR IRON CHEF COMPETITION
We invite children ages 6-16 to participate in the Junior Iron Chef – the food competition for budding chefs that was a huge success last year and is back by popular demand. This competition is a really fun and exciting way to get kids excited about food, learn new skills, be creative and have fun. It is an amazing experience that kids will never forget. Kids will be divided into two groups by age.