Stephanie & Stelios steal the show!

Updated: Jan 10

we had such an amazing time working with stephanie and stelios on their august 2019 wedding. when cody, from amore events, reached out about catering their wedding she let us know food was a TOP priority for this client. not only have stephanie and her mom been in the wedding business before, stephanie owns her own amazing pasta company and is a talented chef (we encourage everyone to check out

we ended up doing two tastings with stephanie, stelios and her amazing parents jill and john to make sure they had their dream menu. we even ended up doing a pop-up foodbar tapas night + added new offerings to our catering menu from some of the items that our culinary team created with the couple.

the big day itself was quite the production! at the helm was cody with the help of an amazing vendor team. the actual ceremony was held at the virginia episcopal school chapel, while the reception was held at academy center for the arts. blue ridge event production, ms events and white glove rentals helped our team transform the box office and black box theater space. while amy + her amazing team from the arrangement company decked out the spaces with some of the most beautiful arrangements we have every seen. the melodious strings, lew taylor, and the powerhouse band made sure the guests were always entertained with amazing music while dj alan dever kept the afterparty going at jimmy on the james. michael & carina photography and shaking hands videography were on site to capture the amazing day. anita from maliha creations made sure guests had a delicious wedding cake to satisfy their sweet tooth at the end of dinner.




mini jalapeno- corn waffle (v)

pimento cheese, house red pepper jelly

pork belly blt

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

crab hush puppies

chesapeake lump crab, remoulade

burrata toast

burrata, tomato jam, caviar, mico greens baguette

lamb meatballs

cucumber-yogurt, mint

spicy tempura shrimp

sambal mayo, sweet soy, miniature forks

chicken biscuit

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

smoked chesapeake bay rockfish pate

grilled crostini, summer blackberry preserves


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


castlevetrano olives, evoo, banuyls vinegar, grilled scallion, oregano, sweet paprika



beet napoleon (v, gf)

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

zardetto, rose sparkling wine nv , italy



caromont mont alto, local greens, heirloom tomatoes, grilled 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



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

barboursville cabernet sauvignon reserve 2014, virginia


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

pollak viognier 2017 , virginia

cassoulet (v/vn)

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

pollak viognier 2017 , virginia


Jimmy on the James

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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