The first Elby restaurant awards were given out on February 12 at the Virginia Historical Society. Named for Master Chef Paul Elbling, who ran La Petite France for 30 years before he sold the restaurant in 2006, the awards ceremony was the first of its kind in the region and drew 350 attendees. Each category had four nominees selected by a panel of 25 food reviewers, writers, culinary professionals and culinary-society members.
Special congratulations go out to Retail Merchants Association member winners:
Fine Dining Restaurant: Lemaire
Beverage Program: Balliceaux
For a list of The 2012 Elby winners visit: http://www.richmondmagazine.com/dine/blogs.php?blogID=b0323e2b3305f8db481071eb87838c89
Congratulations to all winners!