For this year’s food issue dinner, Distinction set up at a lovely home in Virginia Beach. There was bocce, wine and a delicious Italian dinner prepared by chef Marco de Rossi of When In Rome in Virginia Beach. It was so good it might just hold us over until the weather warms again.
Buzz-worthy barbecue is what happens when a Texas boy gets thunderstruck by a roller derby girl. Just ask Chris Fultz and Alex Graf, pitmaster and pitmistress of Richmond’s ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque.
Mark Conway was raised in a military family that split time between Florida and Norfolk. They didn’t eat healthy and his understanding of food came mainly from fast-food menus and the backs of cans. So, some six months after his health scare, he enrolled in nutrition and cooking classes. There he discovered a new passion.
Prosperity Kitchen & Pantry’s Kevin Jamison lived in Rome for five years while attending university. When he returned to the U.S., he brought back the ability to speak fluent Italian as well as a taste for pizza al taglio, or Roman-style, square-cut pizza.
The setting of our latest Secret Supper, held in June, was Esoteric. The three-course meal by executive chef Brett McDaniel and his team was exceedingly approachable, featuring game fowl, root vegetables and a dessert that seemed simple but left us craving more.
We selected three Virginia-made gins and compared them in three classic cocktails: a Tom Collins, a martini, and a proper gin and tonic.