Dutch and Co. has been nominated for “New Restaurant”, competing against Dinamo, Estilo, Rappahannock, and Saison. Michelle Peake of Dutch & Co. is up for “Front of House Manager”, along with Michele Jones of Pasture, Aline Reitzer of Acacia mid-town, and Emilia Sparatta of Heritage. Phil Perrow of Dutch & Co. has been nominated as “Rising Culinary Star”, with Mike Braune of Secco Wine Bar, and Travis Milton of Comfort, and Craig Smith of Toast and Estilo.
Dutch & Co. and The Roosevelt have both been nominated for “Beverage Program”, along with Heritage, and Saison.
The Roosevelt has been nominated for “Restaurant of the Year”, with Curry Craft Indian Restaurant & Bar, Heritage, and Rappahannock. Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt is up for “Chef of the Year”, as are Dylan Fultineer of Rappahannock, Owen Lane of The Magpie, and Joe Sparrata of Heritage.
David Rohrer of WPA Bakery, Sara Ayyash of Lemaire, Winburn Carmack of Heritage, Pierre Tocco of The Desserterie are all nominees for “Pastry Chef/Baker”.
In addition, Michelle Williams of Richmond Restaurant Group, owners of The Hill Cafe, is up for “Restaurateur of the Year”. Other nominees include Ed Vasio of Mama ‘Zu, Edo’s Squid and Dinamo, Jason Alley of Comfort and Pasture, and Travis Croxton of Rappahannock.
The awards ceremony for the Richmond’s burgeoning restaurant scene will be Sunday, January 26 in the Cheek Theater at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with a reception to follow. Net ticket proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Shalom Farms, Slow Food RVA, Tricycle Gardens and the VMFA Foundation.