Notes From the Winemaker - November 17th, 2011

The enthusiastic loyalty of followers of our Palladio Restaurant for the last 12 years, has inspired Chef Melissa Close Hart to envision and create ever more inventive and finer dining in the Northern Italian tradition. As much as the continuing incentives of a host winery of high international standards, and the burgeoning interest in regional cuisine of the finest ingredients, this treasured relationship with our guests has constantly sustained the quality of Palladio Restaurant at the forefront of Piedmont Virginia dining, and extended its reputation throughout the Eastern seaboard. Four times in the last 4 years, your votes have placed Chef Melissa on the James Beard Foundation's list of Top 20 Chefs in the Mid-Atlantic -- and the time for balloting has come again. With this award’s citing “excellence, passion, achievement and success,” your ballot allows  you the opportunity to recognize any of the great experiences you’ve had at Palladio over the last year, and to support the character of dining you value so highly. Taking a moment from your busy holiday schedule, you will find that voting is simple and very quick, at the Foundation’s website. While you are thinking of it, click over to Palladio’s home page or pick up the telephone, to reserve your place at one of Chef Melissa’s year-end celebration feasts, Christmas Eve lunch or New Year’s Eve dinner, and enjoy knowing that you have directly inspired the quality of the experience. All at Barboursville thank you sincerely for your support! 

Sincerely ~