Five Finds on Friday: Bryan Kelly

by Charlottesville29


Today’s Five Finds on Friday come from Bryan Kelly, Executive Chef of Harvest Moon Catering. On February 6, Kelly will be part of a stellar line-up of chefs at a special dinner to raise money for the National MS Society.  Kelly will join Tucker Yoder of Eljogaha, Christian Kelly of Maya, and Mark Otis to prepare six courses paired with wines. Among the excellent local purveyors to be featured are Harvest Thyme Herbs, The Rock Barn, The Local Food Hub, Seafood @ West Main, a.m. Fog Mushroom Farm, Gabriele Rausse, and more.  $100 per person, with proceeds to fight multiple sclerosis.  Location TBD. Email for tickets and more info. Meanwhile, Kelly’s picks:

1)  Budino at Lampo.  “My wife and I love going here for a night cap to end most of our dates. We love the budino. It always a great way to head home.”

2) Jack’s Java Espresso Stout from Three Notch’d Brewery.  “I absolutely love every beer Dave and his team crafts but Jack’s Java is on a different level for me. It’s always very difficult to limit my intake after work.”

3)  The Hotness at Citizen Burger Bar.  “No better place to watch sports with my family then Citizen Burger Bar. Burgers are my favorite food on earth and The Hotness is the one I enjoy the most.”

4)  Dried Fried Eggplant at Peter Chang’s.  “I could eat this all day long. Love all the numbing qualities this dish has to offer. It is always something I start with when eating at Peter Chang’s.”

5)  Everything at C&O Restaurant.  “I have known Dean for many years, first having met him when we were both apprentices at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. The C&O is always great food and well thought out.”