With the President swinging by the River City this month, but let’s face it: you’re probably not going to break bread with him. Fortunately, we’ve got another opportunity for you to dine like the leader of the free world coming up on Saturday, October 1 at the Hospitality House of Richmond’s SAVOR 2011 event!
SAVOR 2011 promises a fine dining experience known only to the invited guests of the White House – until now. At the helm of this year’s culinary celebration is the renowned Chef Roland Mesnier, who was Executive Pastry Chef at the White House for 25 years. A couple months back, I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Mesnier and can attest to the fact that this year’s event will be an unforgettable affair.
In addition to orchestrating the menu for SAVOR 2011′s replica state dinner, Chef Mesnier will be the evening’s affable host, armed with five presidential administrations’ worth of stories from the White House kitchen. To top it off, an after-dinner soiree featuring a live auction and in-house entertainment will have you partying like a VIP well into the night.
Since 1984, The Hospital Hospitality House of Richmond has provided over 122,000 patients and their families “a place to call home.” SAVOR 2011 aids the organization in continuing to provide shelter, transportation, and comfort to those in need who come to Richmond from greater Virginia and beyond.
To learn more about the SAVOR 2011 event, visit their website at www.hhhsavor.org or contact the Hospital Hospitality House at (804) 828-6901.
An RVA newbie, but no stranger to the comforts of Southern cuisine, Diana spent her formative years picking crabs in Baltimore. W&M drew her to Virginia and she’s never looked back. Check her out on Tumblr and Twitter.