Black Label

The Event


Our Black Label event in Petersburg, Virginia brought our guests together for a Halloween evening to remember. They enjoyed lovely company along with the exquisite cooking of Matthew Tlusty, executive chef at Juleps on East Grace Street in Richmond.

The Food

Course 1
Juniper Brined Scallops with Gold Risotto

Course 2
White Pumpkin Soup with Rosemary Roasted Seeds and Duck Rillet

Course 3
Chesapeake Bay Rockfish with Sweet Shallot Sauce, Buttermilk Bleu Cheese, and Fig Syrup

Course 4
A Rosemary, Tellicherry Peppercorn, Garlic, Olive Oil Marinated Bistro Steak with Fresh Grated Black Radish,* Horseradish, Cauliflower Puree, fried Parsnip Sticks and Dried Roma Tomatoes

Course 5
Sautéed Green Bananas, with Bourbon, Quaker Butter, Sorghum, Macadamia Nut and Sweet Potato* Crepes


*A special thanks to VSU and their agriculture department for providing the black radish and sweet potatoes for the meal.

The Wine

Course 1
“Homage to Heritage”
Rose, 2014
Cotes du Rhone, France
Classic wine made in a modern style

Course 2
Chateau de la Tour de L’Ange
Macon-Villages Chardonnay, 2013
Bourgogne, France

Course 3
Oak Grove “Family Reserve”
California Shiraz, 2013
Blended grapes from several AVAs

Course 4
Winzer Krems Sandgrube 13 “St. Severin”
Blauer Zweigelt 2013

Course 5
Shenandoah Vineyards
Black Muscat 2012
Amador County, California