Chef Melissa Close-Hart and Sommelier Alessandro Medici of Palladio - Barboursville, VA

17655 Winery Road
Barboursville, VA 22923
(540) 832-7848
Hours: Wed-Sun 12pm-2:30pm; Fri-Sat 6:30pm-9pm

The wine industry in Virginia has come a long way and award-winning tour-de-force Barboursville Vineyard meets demand for food to match with Italian restaurant Palladio, where James Beard nominee Chef Melissa Close Hart tailors Italian cuisine to the vineyard’s wines. Once a year she makes her way to Italy for training, and the effort shows in dishes like House-made Pappardelle, Local Braised Rabbits, Porcini Mushrooms, and Blackberries. While rabbit, mushrooms and blackberries may be run of the mill in Italy, they are just the sort of unexpected marriage of woodsy tones that makes for an excellent pairing with a dry, full-bodied Chardonnay, or the grape made for Virginia’s climate, Viognier!

Recommended Dishes:
  • Local Roasted Beet Carpaccio, Caramont Farm Goat Cheese Soufflé, and 50-Year-Old Balsamic Vinegar
  • Housemade Pappardelle, Local Braised Rabbits, Porcini Mushrooms, and Blackberries