In Good Company

by Charlottesville29

One of the great privileges of writing a restaurant feature for C-VILLE Weekly is the company of so many fascinating guests, whose presence at meals for the articles invariably enriches the experience and adds a perspective that I lack.  Thank you to all who have joined me over the years, and I look forward to many more to come:

  • Brian Ashworth (Chef-owner, Ace Biscuit & Barbecue), Vu Nguyen (Chef, Brazos Tacos), Ivan Rekosh (Chef-owner, Zocalo), Andrew Silver (Chef-owner, Zocalo) at Pad Thai
  • Tony Bennett (Head Coach, UVa Men’s Basketball) at Maya
  • Brian Boland (Head Coach, UVa Men’s Tennis) and Brian O’Connor (Head Coach, UVa Baseball) at Blue Moon Diner
  • The Chhabra Family (Greatest people in the world) at Milan
  • Jose De Brito (former Chef, The Alley Light) at Petit Pois
  • Michael Davis (The Wine Guild) and Evan Williams (The Wine Guild) at Kyoto
  • Roberto Donna (2012 Esquire Magazine National Chef of the Year) at Palladio
  • Adam Frazier (Owner, The Local) and Pat Simpson (formerly, C&O) at C & O
  • Laura Galgano (Blue Moon Diner) and Scott Smith (Bodo’s) at Tavern & Grocery
  • Maria Gracia (El Tepeyac) at The Bebedero
  • Bill and Kate Hamilton (Hamiltons’ on Main) at Oakhurst Inn
  • Craig and Donna Hartman (The BBQ Exchange) at Clifton Inn
  • Christian Kelly (Chef-owner, Maya), Wilson Richey (Owner, The Alley Light, Revolutionary Soup, The Whiskey Jar, The Pie Chest, The Bebedero), Angelo Vangelopoulos (The Ivy Inn), and Tucker Yoder (formerly Clifton Inn), at El Tepeyac
  • Jeremiah Langhorne (The Dabney) at The Ivy Inn
  • Michel Le Borgne (Founding chef, New England Culinary Institute) at The Alley Light
  • Michael Lewis (Chef-owner, Mono Loco) and Rachel Willis (Cakes by Rachel) at Bizou
  • Mike London (former Head Coach, UVa Football) at Aberdeen Barn
  • Dorothy McAuliffe (First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia) at Public Fish & Oyster
  • Jason Oliver (Devils Backbone Brewing Company) and Jerome Thalwitz (Bavarian Chef) at Kardinal Hall
  • Ian Redshaw (Lampo) at Sultan Kebab
  • Ettore Rusciano (Chef-owner, Menomale) at Lampo Neapolitan Pizza
  • Tom Sietsema  (James Beard award-winning food critic, Washington Post) at Parallel 38
  • Ben Thompson (The Rock Barn) at Timbercreek Market