Balliceaux, Acacia recognized at 2012 Elbys

Richmond Magazine hosted the innuagural Elbys awards Sunday evening, a gala event at the Virginia Historical Society to recognize Richmond’s restaurants. Twenty-five industry professionals, food writers, culinary instructors and food society members nominated finalists in 9 categories; tonight the winners were announced…

Fine Dining Restaurant

* Lemaire

Neighborhood Restaurant

* The Black Sheep

Lee Gregory (The Roosevelt) and Dale Reitzer (Acacia Mid-town)

New Restaurant

* The Roosevelt

Julia Battaglini (Secco) and Kendra Feather (Roosevelt)

Wine Program

* Secco Wine Bar

Sean Rapoza (Balliceaux)

Beverage Program

* Balliceaux

Restaurant Visionaries

* Ren Mefford and Chris Tsui of EAT Restaurant Partners (The Blue Goat, Wild Ginger, Osaka and Sushi-O)

Pastry Chef

* Josh Gaulin of Acacia Mid-town

Caleb Shriver (Aziza's) and Tim Bereka (Secco)

Rising Culinary Star

* Caleb Shriver of Aziza’s

Chef of the Year

* Dale Reitzer of Acacia Mid-town

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