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wedding reception | academy center for the arts, lynchburg | 180 guests | summer influences

cocktail hour

foodbar station

chef-manned, small plates


wood grilled octopus, fresh oregano, caramelized lemon


blistered peppers, edaward’s surryano ham, maldon, mint


carolina shrimp, grass-fed butter, garlic

farmers stand

quick pickled local vegetables, black garlic duke’s mayo, bamboo cones


house-made free union grass farm duck andouille, hungry hills honey, barboursville cab franc

passed hors d'oeuvres

first round...
mini jalapeno corn waffle (v)

pimento cheese, house red pepper jelly

pork belly blt

house-cured pork belly, tomato jam, brioche, greens, tarragon aioli

crab hush puppies

chesapeake lump crab, remoulade

burrata toast

burrata, tomato jam, caviar, micro greens, marie bette baguette

second round...
lamb meatballs

cucumber-yogurt, mint

spicy tempura shrimp

sambal mayo, sweet soy

chicken biscuit

buttermilk fried chicken, warm house biscuit, pimento cheese, local hungry hill's honey sambal

smoked chesapeake bay rockfish pâté

grilled crostini, summer blackberry preserves

plated dinner


beet napoleon (v, gf)

sous vide purple and golden beets, caromont farm goat cheese, orange peel preserve, pistachio brittle

first course


caromont mont alto, local greens, heirloom tomatoes, grilled and pickled chile's orchard peaches, quick pickled farmers market vegetables, golden basil- balsamic vinaigrette

bread baskets

little hat creek farm multigrain sourdough & farmhouse white herb compound butter

second course


wood grilled, dry aged beef tenderloin, chermoula, horseradish whipped yukon golds, summer bean & heirloom carrot sauté


seared north atlantic swordfish, heirloom tomato & castelvetrano olive relish, creamed leek byrd's mills grits, wood grilled farmers market vegetables

cassoulet (v/vn)

black eyed peas, smoked squash, summer vegetable ragout, pepitas, crispy shitake, scallion spoon bread

after party

gyros in mini paper boats

assortment of local lamb & grilled chicken skewers, pita, tzatziki, local tomatoes, local onions

assorted fries in paper cones

shoestring parmesan truffle fries, red pepper flakes, sweet potato fries, sambal mayo

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