The Clifton Inn

EAT

Chef Dean Maupin of Clifton Inn - Charlottesville, VA

1296 Clifton Inn Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 971-1800
www.cliftoninn.net
Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-9pm

The sprawling converted mansion The Clifton Inn is not just a luxurious Southern Relais & Chateaux property complete with porch swings. It’s also home to one of the most exciting restaurants in the region. Blue Ridge culinary icon 2010 Rising Star Chef Dean Maupin set the standard for young up-and-comers. Maupin’s menu is rooted in classic French technique, and his creative impulses are well versed at avoiding the cluttered flavor profiles of less expert experimental chefs, with pared-down dishes like Pappardelle with Duck Confit, Duck Jus, Duck Cracklings, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pea Shoots, Carrots and Onions. Maupin recently moved to nearby Orient Express Property Keswick Hall, but his inspired menu can still be found at this must-see restaurant.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Pappardelle with Duck Confit, Duck Jus, Duck Cracklings, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pea Shoots, Carrots and Onions
  • # Hamachi Crudo, Lime Aioli, Chives, Pickled Jalapenos, Golden Olive Oil, and Kecap Manis Hamachi Crudo, Lime Aioli, Chives, Pickled Jalapenos, Golden Olive Oil, and Kecap Manis