Monday night the Food For The Cure dinner took place in the Fan to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. It was held at Heritage and a slew of really gifted RVA cooks, Joe Sparatta of Heritage, Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt, Dale Reitzer of Acacia Midtown, Tim Bereika of Secco, Owen Lane of The Magpie and Randall Doetzer of Julep’s and Mint got together to offer up their dishes for the cause. I spied Aaron Hoskins of the forthcoming Rogue Gentlemen helping out on the line. Heritage’s own Mattias Hagglund and Mr T. Leggett of The Roosevelt were tag teaming bevvies behind the bar.
I was lucky to be able partake in a few cocktails and just one dish before having to run but I did manage to squirrel into the kitchen to get a glimpse of some of what was to come. For detailed descriptions of these dishes head over to Richmond Magazine. Over 7,000.00 was reported to have been raised!
This next is the only dish I had the immense pleasure of tasting. I described it thusly, “it was like custard, breakfast, pudding and a hug all at once”
Granted I had already consumed 2 Matadors and one Mississippi Mule at that point, but I don’t think the drinks had anything to do with the love that shone through that dish. Joe and Emilia and Mattias at Heritage, are kind and good people. The types that you’d hope would set up shop in your town. We are ever so lucky to have them.