If this cold weather makes you long for the beach, head to Tempo tomorrow night, March 1, for a Mardi Gras Beach Party. Yes, beach party. Tempo is turning its lounge into a sandy beach, while, in the dining room, offering a menu of exotic French-Tahitian fare.
It’s hard to imagine any chef in town coming up with such a plan other than Tempo’s owner Brice Cunningham, who is known for mixing good, irreverent fun with serious food. Cunninghmam spent much of his childhood in Tahiti, and plans a three-course prix fixe menu ($39) of dishes with a tropical flare, like poisson cru a la tahitienne and mahi-mahi in passion fruit butter sauce.
Call (434) 244-0217 for reservations. Or, if you prefer to skip the dinner, just go for the frozen cocktails and dance party on the beach, which starts at 8 pm.