Heritage leads the way with 6 nominations. The Main Street powerhouse is up for “Restaurant of the Year”, “Excellence in Service”, and “Beverage Program”. Individually, Winburn Carmack has been nominated for “Pastry Chef/Baker”, Joe Sparatta has the nod for “Chef of the Year”, and Emilia Sparatta is up for “Front of House Manager”.
Dinamo has been nominated for “New Restaurant”, and Ed Vasio of Mamma ‘Zu, Edo’s Squid and Dinamo is up for “Restaurateur of the Year”. Michelle Williams of Richmond Restaurant Group (Pearl Raw Bar, The Daily, +) is also nominated for “Restaurateur of the Year”.
Aline Reitzer of Acacia mid-town is one of the four nominees for “Front of House Manager”.
The awards ceremony for the Richmond’s burgeoning restaurant scene will be Sunday, January 26 in the Cheek Theater at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with a reception to follow. Net ticket proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Shalom Farms, Slow Food RVA, Tricycle Gardens and the VMFA Foundation.