Hit all the sandwich hot spots in downtown this weekend like Saison's Asparagus Hero, Secret Sandwich Society's The Ladybird, Hot Chick: A Fried Chicken Joint's Hot Chick Sandwich & more!
At bars and restaurants, opting for the "dealer's choice" on the menu opens up an entire world of spirited possibilities. Industry professionals from L'OPOSSUM, Saison, The Pitts BBQ Joint and more weigh in on the cocktail world fixture that puts the power in their hands.
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In this week’s Food News, a peek at the Hatch Local Manchester food hall; ice cream all ways; hard cider soft serve from Buskey Cider; Harry Potter parties around town; kudos for Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets, The Jasper, Saison, and Lemaire Restaurant; and much more:
Last night I was so happy to attend Saison’s dinner celebrating Village Garden's 10 year anniversary with Barboursville Vineyards wine pairings. Chef Marc Rhodes creatively incorporated Village Garden tomatoes into every course—from big red slices to sauces to dessert. Pictures:
🍅 If you haven’t met David from Village Garden, he and his partner Barbara are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about tomatoes and local farming. Here he is showing off some of his bounty.
👱🏻♀️Me showing off my humid rainy day hair, amazing tomato leather (fruit snacks for grownups!) and an Our Life by Stella's dress.
🦪 Full first course:
Tomato leather roll up, red shiso, fermented corn, Duke's Mayonnaise
Crudo, tomato water, roasted tomato, pickled sea beans
Lamb and oyster tartare, tomato sabayon, Billy Bread… all paired with Barboursville Allegrante Rosé
🥗 Tomato salad with melon, Brillat-Savarin cheese, fry bread and fresh herbs with 2014 Sauv Blanc Reserve … how has using creamy cheese in a salad like this never occurred to me?
🦑 Griddled squid, tomato vierge and marinated hatch chili with 2019 Vermentino Reserve. The light, tangy vierge blew me away here. Two views, because what an interesting dish!
🥓 The main event: crispy pork coppa, griddled tomatoes, really delicious tomato Hollandaise that was creamy, but also light with an acidic balance and pleasing tomato punch. Again two pics because you need to see that pork! Paired with 2017 Nebbiolo Reserve.
Dessert: Tomato panna cotta, black olive caramel and basil… earthy, umami, interesting. Paired with a New York Sour made with 2019 Cab Franc Reserve. Jay couldn’t let us leave without a cocktail! 🍸
🥘 People think about Saison for drinks and chicken biscuits, but I think it’s often forgotten for amazing food. If you haven’t been, go!
Duke's Mayonnaise is partnering with 10 local restaurants to commemorate tomato season during Hot Tomato Summer, a weeklong event happening now thru Sunday, July 25th and presenting seasonal dishes that feature tomatoes and mayonnaise.
Each participating restaurant will create one to three special dishes with the two ingredients that will be offered throughout the week in addition to their regular menu. Downtown restaurants participating include Saison, Common House No. 2 - Richmond (open to the public for this promotion), Millie's and more throughout the city!
“We chose Jackson Ward because there’s no neighborhood like it anywhere in the city,” said Jay Bayer, owner of Saison.
When Bayer and his friends opened Saison in 2012, they wanted to create a restaurant in Richmond that fused seasonal and regional cuisine with Central American and Caribbean flair.
Jay said, “Initially, we thought our focus would be on food and beer with a smaller focus on cocktails, but quickly realized how much of a pent-up demand there was for great drinks Downtown.”
Saison is all about ensuring customers enjoy their Downtown experience: “Before the pandemic we threw parties on an old riverboat on the James River, hosted several notable chefs and spirits brand owners and threw many fun and whimsical pop-ups, in the name of spreading the easy-going joy of hospitality.”
Though Saison has not thrown a party since the pandemic, Jay still wants to encourage people to come eat Downtown. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and takeout and delivery through Quickness RVA. The Saison Market café shares the same menu as Saison during dinner service hours and offers some brunch/lunch items during the day, including the beloved loved chicken biscuit.
Visit Saison restaurant and Saison Market in historic Jackson Ward at 323 N Adams St.
Learn more about asparagus, find it around town in dishes from Southbound, Saison and Lehja, and try it fresh in a recipe from Blue Atlas:
The legendary ▲VILLUMINATI▲ makes its long-awaited appearance in the tasting room this Tuesday! An homage to the deliciously nuanced cocktail by our RVA friends Saison, this gose style ale reveals hidden Bangkok green tea 🌱 flavors of coconut, ginger, and vanilla with highlights of tart yuzu 🍋 and a touch of lactose for that ultra smooth finish.
PICKUP 🏃🏻♂️| DELIVERY 🚚 | SHIPPING 🎁
to the good old days... and strolling in our Sunday best with “coffee,” meeting and greeting, mask-free before fried chicken at Saison. Hope you have a fabulous celebration this year!
So excited to share that H + J’s wedding is the cover wedding of the Richmond Bride Magazine winter issue! 😍 A MAGAZINE COVER, y’all. 🥺
This day was incredibly special, and I love seeing and sharing the talents of the wonderful vendors that were a part.
A link to the full online feature: https://richmondmagazine.com/bride/virginia-weddings/hillary-joey/
Photography: Peyton Curry
Styling: Sabrina Allison Design
Hair: JAK Salon
Cake: Fat Rabbit
and meet more faces of your downtown as we feature Richmonders from Black History Museum & Cultural Center, Saison, Julep's New Southern Cuisine, Richmond Free Press & more in our story below!