The Charlottesville 29

If there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?

Winner Announcement!: Five Finds on Friday and Zocalo Gift Certificate

What a great response to the drawing to win a chance to be featured in this week’s Five Finds on Friday and a $100 gift certificate to Zocalo. Support for Charlottesville restaurants is strong. As the challenge of winter approaches, if the many entrants in the drawing remain champions of the Culture of Takeout, it will help our restaurant community survive.

The winner of this week’s random drawing is Heather Broach, who may contact to claim her prize.

In celebration of the Culture of Takeout, weekly random drawings will continue all autumn long. Check back Monday, November 16, for your next chance to win, including a $100 gift certificate for Petit Pois.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Culture of Takeout.

Rose’s Luxury is Coming to Albemarle County: Local takeout service from the Michelin-starred D.C. restaurant

Among the many silver linings in the cloud of COVID-19, this may be among the most surprising. Rose’s Luxury is offering takeout in Albemarle County. Rose’s at Home, a catering offshoot of the D.C. restaurant once named best new restaurant in the country, provides COVID-friendly pick-up and delivery in the D.C. metropolitan area. Now, the service is scheduling pick-up dates at more distant locations like New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Albemarle County.

In response to the havoc of COVID-19, restaurants have needed to get creative just to survive. In Rose’s Luxury’s case, the restaurant renowned for its hospitality was well-positioned for the pandemic’s Culture of Takeout. “Funny enough, this was something we did for a handful of guests before COVID-19,” said founder Aaron Silverman, who in 2016 won the James Beard award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic. “We had just launched our catering company a couple months prior.”

Why the Charlottesville area? “It’s a great food city,” said GM Eric Jeffay, “with former guests of Rose’s Luxury who wanted us to come to them.” Our region’s first pick-up date is Saturday, November 14 at Starr Hill Crozet Brewery & Taproom, which will offer beers to go with the food. Order in advance here and choose your pick-up time. Each order comes with two nights’ worth of dinners.

The two dinners for the November 14 pick-up:

Pretzel roll with beer cheese
Bratwurst with braised cabbage, potatoes, and mustard
Apple & cranberry strudel

Rose’s Classics
Brussels Sprouts Caesar with apples
Smoked brisket with slaw, horseradish, and white bread
Innkeepers Pie with maple walnuts

Rose’s Luxury Oktoberfest
Rose’s Luxury Classics

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