Special Southern Riffs for an Outstanding Restaurant Week


Staunton’s Restaurant Week has got me excited for a special menu just for you at only $30 for 3 courses or $42 with wine pairings.

Summer wine expo Saturday, July 11

Curren Media Group

We’ll be doing a tasting with small plates from 3-5pm July 11 for an all-inclusive $10 price. Come find some great wines for the summer!

My top favorite cooking and food blogs


A list and some descriptors of some of my top favorites cooking blogs. Let them inspire you, too

My fantastic staff

AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar

Remembering to give praise where praise is due is an important value to me both personally and with my restaurant. So please, let me brag on my AMAZING staff!

Trump wine + Virginia foodie dinner May 8th, 2015 at AVA


This wine dinner promises the best of the season from local farms along with award-winning Trump Winery wines. Make reservations for May 8th!

Spring wine dinner with Prince Michel

drink local

A luscious menu and wonderful wine pairings set the stage for a great wine dinner evening. Join us Friday, April 24, for reservations anytime between 6 and 9 pm.

The whole wine world — fun book and graphics!

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

A fun board book that makes wine accessible to everyone as whimsically illustrated and educational scratch-and-sniff board book!

Spring special events and dates we’re closed

Mona Lisa at the Party

We’ve got wine dinners and Fun Nite Art events lined up throughout the spring. Check out our overview of dates (including closings) and plan your visit with us.

The day the music died


Why we’re no longer hosting live music. And how the music industry is helping kill Main Street across the nation.

Wine and dine and feel fine!

Wine Dinner

We’re working on new culinary delights for you but meantime are hosting a Bordeaux Wine Dinner this Friday at 6pm.