From the Roosevelt:
As you might know, we are next door neighbors with Sub Rosa. We were in shock when we heard about the fire there. We love Evrim and Evin and Sub Rosa and can’t wait to see them get back on their feet. One of our favorite regulars lived in the apartments above, and we want to help.
The Roosevelt will host a benefit supper on Monday, April 8th from 5:30-8:30PM to raise money for Sub Rosa and the residents of the apartments displaced by the fire. The buffet-style family supper is open to the public. Mark your calendar and come on out!
We will be asking for cash/check donations at the door ($20 per adult/ $10 per child), which will include iced tea and food by Jason Alley (Pasture/Comfort), Tim Bereika (Secco Wine Bar), Randy Doetzer (Mint/Julep’s), Joe Sparatta (Heritage), Phillip Denny (Aziza’s), Owen Lane (The Magpie), and Lee Gregory (The Roosevelt). We will also sell alcoholic beverages separately and add those profits to the kitty.
Kendra Feather and Lee Gregory’s The Roosevelt opened in July 2011 to immediate acclaim. Recognized by Style Weekly as Richmond’s 2012 “Restaurant of the Year”, named by Richmond Magazine as Richmond’s “Best New Restaurant”, listed by Deep South Magazine on “Where to Eat in the South”, and most recently profiled by Garden & Gun, The Roosevelt has quickly become known for chef Lee Gregory’s inventive take on Southern cuisine, the all-Virginia wine list, and the craft cocktails of bartender Thomas “T” Leggett. In 2013, Chef Lee Gregory was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Award (Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic).
Sub Rosa Benefit Dinner
Monday, April 8th from 5:30-8:30PM
$20 adult / $10 child
Kendra Feather / Lee Gregory / Thomas Leggett
623 North 25th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Well, here it is. The reason I have not been posting lately. I’ve been cheating on my food blog with my new book, Fire and Ice. Now available on Amazon! But wait, you can win Amazon gift cards and Kindle-ebook versions of this book. Just go over to my book blog, Victoria Paige Books and click on the raffle link.
Fire and Ice
Maia Pierce, a top agent for Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) and a widely known rule breaker, was good at her job. In her last mission, her risk-taking had finally caught up with her and she had now incurred the wrath of a Russian drug lord bent on destroying her. With assassins after her, one man had offered her his protection. But Jack McCord may be an other kind of danger, a danger to her heart.
Jack McCord had everything: a thriving defense company, sinful good looks and no shortage of beautiful women. But what he coveted the most didn’t want anything to do with him. Maia Pierce, his brother’s bodyguard, was the most exquisite creature he had ever laid eyes on and he wanted her. And when Maia got into trouble he saw an opportunity to finally seduce her and he is not taking no for an answer.
As they face-off with Russian mercenaries from the North Carolina coast to the depths of the Russian wilderness, they also finally face what may be in their hearts. But the danger that Maia finds herself in and the secrets she keeps from Jack threaten to derail their happily ever after.
It’s the French Film Festival, March 21-24 and I just had to make some macarons for the festivities. I’ll be dropping a couple of boxes off at Amour Wine Bistro in Carytown this coming Thursday. It’ll be in the 9-pc long box, assorted flavors. Limited availability, first come first serve.