Nine local chefs and several wineries and breweries created the ultimate cocktail party for guests with dishes ranging from stuffed squash blossoms to deconstructed Fig Newtons. It was thrilling to see Boxwood wines so widely enjoyed along side the work of these fine chef's.
The crowd spanned three great rooms and the patio at Vintage 50. Obviously, response to the event was great; Vintage 50 was the perfect space for the gathering, offering plenty of space for each restaurant and winery to serve and discuss their presentations during the cocktail party.
The chefs on hand from our local Loundon County restaurants offered cocktail party small bites which were styled to perfection with small details making major impact on the palate.
The dishes of long time friends of Boxwood Winery were the culinary stars of the evening.
The Restaurant at Grandale Farm, Chef Arthur Clark
Vintage 50, Chef Aaron McCloud
The Red Fox Inn, Chef Gordon Wicks - also our notable esteemed neighbor at The Tasting Room Wine Bar and Shop in Middleburg, Virginia.
The Red Fox Inn, Chef Pierce Hodges. This was perhaps my favorite story of the evening; Chef Hodges hails from those fragrant Georgia summers full of glorious peaches. The reciepe for peach bread pudding Red Fox presented was his Chef Hodge's grandmother's. These peaches were full of Virginia sunshine, grown at Virginia Perfection Farm, and the dish was a delicious mouthful of southern traditions woven into a sweet casserole.
The Loudoun County Chef's Collabortive Event for 2010 benefited the Theraputic Riding Foundation of Loundon County, and it was Boxwood's pleasure to serve along side these remarkable talents for a cause as worthy as this.
Join us next year if you missed last night, truly a remarkable event in every way.