Saturday, October 15, 2011

We’ll eat, drink and talk about the Virginia wine industry.

Hi Friends,

Many years back the Hubs and I happened to be in the Pacific Northwest and we found ourselves making reservations at a small, world-renowned farm-to-table, which served food and wine as theatre: the entire staff passionate and engaging.  There were only two seats left, indeed, at a communal table.  New to us, but being adventurous, we accepted and this experience changed the way I approach the table.

I recently found this similar passion and engaging personality with Jim Kennedy, Chef and owner at Dudley's Farmhouse Grille, just outside Williamsburg.  It's not often that you find a Chef, let alone a business owner, so open and generous with his food and wine. His Farmhouse is a feast for the senses, both intellectual and palate-pleasing.

I've touted the Farmhouse as a treasure to many folks, including many in the wine and food industry who have expressed a desire to participate in a communal dinner on Saturday, 29 October.  I'm inviting you all, as friends, local business owners and lovers of convivial conversation and delicious food and wine to join the "industry" folk to round out Jim's Table.

I hope to see you all at Jim's Table.  Menu and particulars below.


Dudley’s Farmhouse Autumn Wine Dinner

Butternut Squash, Apple and Applewood Smoked Bacon Soup
Elk and Pear Sausage with Pear Chutney
Jumbo Quail stuffed with Foie Gras, Black Truffles, Smoked Bacon
and Fresh Herbs
Pinot Noir
Goat Cheese Cheesecake, Cheese sourced from Cherry Glen Farms, Md
Coffee and Tea

Wines TBD
Some of you have asked to bring bottles to share toward the end of the evening and by all means please do so.
James Kennedy, Chef and Owner
Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille
7816 Richmond Road Toano, Virginia 23168 / 757-566-1157
Please call for reservations.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Six o’clock

65 – all inclusive


  1. Oh! This sounds heavenly! Wish I could make it!

  2. Menu looks excellent - looking forward to it!