Debuting our Fall 2015 Menu

Fall Menu AVA

It’s that time of year again for everything autumnal and yummy. That’s why I’m thrilled to unleash my new fall menu!

Food truck face-off

Food Truck Battle Crowd

The recent Food Truck Battle at the Frontier Culture Museum brought out throngs of supporters to benefit the Madee Project. I was a food judge and had a blast!

Creative, no-tree nut school lunches

School Lunches

Has your kid’s school banned tree nuts in school lunches? Here are ideas to help you keep it fresh and nutritious for your child each day and easy on you!

The 4th Annual Lodge at Old Trail Culinary Competition

4th annual Lodge Culinary Competition

Want to see me battle it out in Western Albemarle for a local Chopped-like cooking competition in September? It all benefits a local cause. Get tickets at AVA now!

Prince Michel Wine Dinner August 21

AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar menu

Join us this Friday for a sumptuous summer wine dinner that you’ll remember with fondness for a long time. Just $45 each for four courses with wine by Prince Michel.

Thank you for supporting downtown Staunton

Thank you cards letterpress

Last week’s restaurant week was a huge success but the bigger success goes to our community year-round, with its many reasons to enjoy — and support — downtown Staunton!

Beating the heat with cool treats


Here’s a top five list of cool summer salads that are hopping with flavor, texture, color, and are just right for a light but satisfying meal or side.

Local food love

Staunton Augusta Farmers Market

I just thought I’d send out a love note on the blog today to all the local farms and farmers around and a huge thank you for our thriving farmers markets.

Seven year restaurant anniversary special dinner all week

7th Anniversary

All week enjoy our 7 course anniversary dinner and pairings for $70 each! Come in and celebrate with us!

Holding events at AVA

Sofia Coppola Blanc de Blancs.

A testimonial from a guest blogger about all the events — personal and public — that she’s held at AVA.