H.C. Valentine Coffee Honored at Culinard Dinner in Richmond, VA

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Our artisan small batch micro-roaster H.C. Valentine will be honored with a 5 course dinner in Richmond, VA at Kitchen on Cary.

From KitchenonCary.com: RICHMOND, Va. – October 13, 2015 – Kitchen on Cary is pleased to announce its upcoming H.C. Valentine Coffee Dinner to be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, which will include a five-course menu incorporating five styles of H.C. Valentine coffee into each dish. Wine pairings will also be included with each course. Guests will be welcomed with a specialty cocktail at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 plus tax and gratuity and reservations can be made by calling 804-643-1315. Parking will be validated at the 14th Street parking deck.

  • WHAT: H.C. Valentine Coffee Dinner at Kitchen on Cary
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: 1331 E. Cary St. – Richmond, VA 23219
  • COST: $75 plus tax and gratuity – Call 804-643-1315 for reservations.

The story of H.C. Valentine -

H.C. Valentine was a Richmond artisanal furniture maker who created hand crafted, elegantly carved pieces from the finest woods with the finest finishes, one precious piece at a time. He believed his legacy was the one piece of furniture being worked on at that one particular moment. As a result, the family named their top tier coffee company in honor of his impeccable taste and quality.

Each guest will start the experience with a H.C. Valentine famous coffee martini paired with an amuse bouche and will end with a blue embroidered bag filled with a unique blend of H.C. Valentine coffee as a parting gift. Special brews to be featured include Roast Master’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Costa Rican Tarrazu, 100 percent Organic Signature Espresso, Indonesian Sumatra and Roast Master’s African Savanna.

“Kitchen on Cary is pleased to feature H.C. Valentine’s line of premium coffee incorporated into our restaurant’s farm-to-table vision,” says Bill Greco, general manager of Kitchen on Cary. “The featured meal will perfectly complement what our diners have come to expect, which is an innovative dining experience supported by the highest quality ingredients.”

H.C. Valentine is a Birmingham, Ala.,-based artisan small batch micro-roasting company that roasts the finest quality Arabica coffee that is 100 percent organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified and comprised of Fair Trade blends and single origin varietals. A sister operation of Royal Cup Coffee, H.C. Valentine has been awarded 4 Gold Medals by the American Masters of Taste for various blends.

“We are thrilled to partner with Kitchen on Cary for this coffee dinner,” says David Strahl, event organizer and president of H.C. Valentine.

“We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality coffee, with each batch brewed to order, and we know the featured menu from Kitchen on Cary is going to be well received by attendees.”

Strahl, in collaboration with Roast Master Stacy Hawkins, provides the thought and care behind each coffee blend, ensuring the coffees are blended upon roasting to create a taste profile that is balanced, richly flavorful and unique. They have worked for years perfecting the blends of coffee that will be featured on the dinner menu.

“We are extremely excited about this event and look forward to sharing the flavors of our unique coffees with Richmond-area patrons,” says Hawkins. “Kitchen on Cary is so gracious to host what is sure to be a memorable evening filled with delicious food and coffee creations.”

Kitchen on Cary’s Executive Chef Michael Macknight; Chef Antony Osborne, National Dean of Culinary & Hospitality Programs at Education Corporation of America, parent company of Virginia College; and Chef Michael McGhee, program director at Culinard, Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Richmond will craft a collaborated menu. You can view the full menu at www.kitchenoncary.com

Located in historic Shockoe Slip, Kitchen on Cary was recently ranked as one of the region’s best by Richmond-area diners. The restaurant was named to the October 2015 list of OpenTable Diners’ Choice restaurants.

For more information on Kitchen on Cary or are in the Richmond area and would like to make a reservation, please call (804) 643-1315 or visit www.kitchenoncary.com.

For more information on H.C. Valentine visit HCValentine.com