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Category: Events

L’etoile is Back (again)!

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L’Etoile’s two night reincarnation in November went so well that they are doing it again. But, for two nights only. And, space is very limited.

Since closing, L’Etoile has continued as a catering business, but chef-owner Mark Gresge  misses his beloved restaurant as much as his regulars do. So, next weekend he is again recreating a L’Etoile-style restaurant experience at the catering site in Crozet. It will be a set, surprise menu, so is best for guests without dietary restrictions. Water and coffee will be served, while guests are welcome to bring their own wines. Details below. For tickets, email letoilerest@embarqmail.com. Advance tickets required. Ready go!

  • What: Pop-up L’Etoile Restaurant
  • When:  January 20 and 21, 2017, 6 pm
  • Food: Seven Course Surprise Menu. No Substitutions.
  • Drinks: Water and Coffee. BYOB.
  • Where: L’Etoile Catering, 5857 Jarmans Gap Rd., Crozet, VA
  • How Much: $60 per person, plus gratuity. Cash or check only.

 

L’Etoile is Back!

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L’Etoile fans take note!

The beloved and lamented French and Virginia-inspired restaurant, which closed its doors in 2014 after twenty years of service, is back. But, for two nights only. And, for just ten lucky guests each night.

Since closing, L’Etoile has continued as a catering business, operated out of Crozet. On November 18 and 19, the catering kitchen will host a pop-up reincarnation of L’Etoile Restaurant.  The seven-course set menu will be a surprise for guests each night, with no substitutions, so leave your dietary restrictions at home. It will be a rare opportunity to leave yourselves completely in the hands of longtime L’Etoile chef and co-owner Mark Gresge. Guests can expect a few old favorites from the restaurant, plus new creations from Gresge and his sous chef for the night, Kelsey Naylor. “I miss the restaurant,” says Gresge, “and this is a way to reconnect with the roots of L’Etoile.”

Water and coffee will be served, while guests are welcome to bring their own wines. Details below. For tickets, email letoilerest@embarqmail.com. Advance tickets required, and just ten tickets will be sold for each night!

  • What: Pop-up L’Etoile Restaurant
  • When:  November 18 and 19, 2016, 6 pm
  • Food: Seven Course Surprise Menu. No Substitutions.
  • Drinks: Water and Coffee. BYOB.
  • Where: L’Etoile Catering, 5857 Jarmans Gap Rd., Crozet, VA
  • How Much: $60 per person, plus gratuity

 

Timbercreek Market Farm-to-Table Dinners

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One of Charlottesville’s rising culinary stars, Allie Redshaw is the woman behind the outstanding sandwiches and prepared items at Timbercreek Market. (You really need to try her octopus salad.) But, a chef at heart, she thrives most when she gets to let loose in the kitchen on a multi-course dinner. If you want to see for yourself, check out Timbercreek Market’s recently announced series of Farm-to-Table Dinners this summer — multi-course meals featuring Redshaw’s creations from farm-sourced ingredients. Each dinner also includes a cheese course from award-winning cheesemonger Nadjeeb Chouaf of Flora Artisanal Cheese. Seating is understandably limited for the dinners.  Details and reservations here.