Five Finds on Friday: Lee Hendrickson

by Charlottesville29

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On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Lee Hendrickson, the new head chef of Red Pump Kitchen.  Hendrickson’s picks:

1)  Tuna Carpaccio at Now & Zen.  “The amount of flavor balance in this dish is so in-sync, and the wasabi vin pulls it all together.”

2)  Elote con Mayonesa at Al Carbon.  “Street food done right is so simple but so tasty.”

3)  Croque Monsieur at Pippin Hill.  “A grilled cheese sandwich is already a win for me, and the salt cured ham and the sweet onion jam really make it their own.”

4)  Chevre from Caromont Farm.  “So rich and creamy and consistent. I love this cheese and love using it in different ways on my menu.”

5)  BBLT at BBQ Exchange.  “With two types of bacon, how can you go wrong? Great place, great people, and great food.”