Success! Broad Appetit, a culinary event in its third year, raised $8,000 for FeedMore, the umbrella organization for the Central Virginia Foodbank and Meals on Wheels. This year’s event, on June 6th, attracted over 25,000 people and some of the best restaurants and caterers in the Richmond area. Next year’s Broad Appetit will return to Broad Street near Belvidere a few blocks from our Richmond inn on June 5, 2011. 2010 Award winners included Fan restaurants: Acacia mid-town (for their signature soft-shell sandwich with goat cheese-stuffed squash blossoms) and Avenue 805 (for their profiteroles with sweet cream cheese and raspberry filling topped with chocolate ganache).
The first weekend in June always has a lot to offer: First Friday Artwalk, Broad Appetit, and this year in 2010 A 10K Stride Through Time. Broad Appetit brings together Richmond’s restaurants to a few blocks of Broad Street so that attendees can sample their dishes for a nominal fee. Plenty of cold beverages can be found as well. It is a great way to get a taste of Richmond’s culinary experts and make a list of restaurants to visit at a later date. It’s over for 2010 but the 2011 date has been announced (June 5th). Make your plans now to partake in one of Richmond’s best new events, next year will be only the fourth, and already attracting huge crowds. So make a reservation now for a culinary gourmet weekend next year with a stay at Richmond’s gourmet bed and breakfast in the historic Fan District, near Virginia Commonwealth University.