Events by Day
Every day of FFF 2017 there were behind-the-scenes tours, guest chef dinners, on-site workshops and large-scale signature events to choose from. Create your very own FFF experience!
november 2, 2017
Scott Crawford of Crawford & Sons returns to Richmond to cook with Michelle Williams, Trevor Knotts and Dallas Miller of Richmond Restaurant Group.
Cory Bahr returns to FFF, this time teaming up with Joe Sparatta at Heritage for a sustainable fish dinner!
Restaurateurs and caterers honor the legacy of John Dabney, a renowned Richmond caterer, restaurateur and barman of the 19th century, in food, drink and story. The evening includes a new documentary premiere by filmmakers Field Studio that details Dabney's remarkable life and traces his talents through his multi-talented descendants plus remarks by culinary historian, Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene.
Leave the driving to James Limousine as we go with the flow of liquids in and around Scott's Addition. We'll provide some solid food as well!
Join us for a tour of Mexican, Korean, Venezuelan and other family-owned spots you might have overlooked south of the river. This counts as lunch! Transportation provided by James Limousine.
Walter Bundy hosts Jeremiah Bacon and Chris Hastings for our FFF kick-off luncheon at Shagbark that celebrates C. F. Sauer's 130th anniversary and the beautiful Reel Masters book.
Tour the vineyards, crush pad and cellar with Winemaker Luca Paschina, taste back-vintage gems and enjoy a wine-paired luncheon in the Library 1821!
Richmond's award-winning pitmaster will teach you some of his tricks and you'll eat like the barbecue king that Tuffy Stone is at his Cool Smoke Cooking School.
november 3, 2017
Join us for an intimate dining experience at Blue Bee Cider, highlighting the local Virginia ingredients for which Fredericksburg-based Chef / Restaurateur Joy Crump and Blue Bee are known.
On the banks of the James, we’ll celebrate the global infatuation with barbecue and grilling. From Korea to Jamaica, from Vietnam to the Philippines, Hawaii and places in between, belly up to the world, all in one place.
Small plates from Sergio Gomez of Flora accompanies this deep dive into Mezcal with Megan Barnes of Espita Mezcaleria in Washington, D.C.
Sommelier Robert Jones joins John Maher at Yaki for a Sake class w/ street food that will slide down nicely.
Chef Joe Sparatta shares his pasta-making techniques, which you'll get to sample during lunch and we'll keep the carb-loading going with a visit to Canon & Draw, the new brewery in the neighborhood to taste what they're all about.
Theres's so much growing in Richmond! We'll tour and you'll meet the growers and makers and dreamers digging in the dirt to connect food with community and grow change right here!
Join Gabrielle Hamilton and Dylan Fultineer at the lovely Merroir on the Rappahannock River for a special wine luncheon celebrating what's fresh. Transportation provided by James Limousine.
november 4, 2017
Saturday evening, we will turn Clay Street and the grounds of the Valentine into a Latin-inspired carnival. Sample coffees, desserts, drinks, and, of course, dishes from Richmond’s Latin chefs, bakers and makers as well as visiting chefs, including the legendary Zarela Martinez! Rumba and salsa under the Clay Street tent, on the terrace and in the garden.
Bob Cook of Edmund's Oast in Charleston, S.C. comes north to cook with Jason Alley at Comfort.
James Beard nominated chef David Shannon does up FFF in his own inimitable style, collaborating with Chef de Cuisine James Garland and Upper Shirley Vineyards. .
Take a rare behind-the-scenes tour, filled with history and fun facts, of the Jefferson and the kitchen at Lemaire, then we will sit down to a "tea" that will feature tea cocktails.
Join us on a walking tour of the Downtown Arts District led by a local artist who has done his share of livening up RIchmond's streets with art. We'll combine in-depth looks at street art with tastings of food from Jackson and Monroe ward markets, bakeries and restaurants for a multi-sensory experience.
So much to sample and learn throughout the day at The Valentine. The morning starts with Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune being interviewed by Kerry Diamond of Cherry Bombe in our keynote. Then we split into Fire, Flour & Fork sessions. See the Class Pass schedule here.
november 5, 2017
Bartender Battle finalists compete at the beautiful bar of Brenner Pass for the John Dabney Cup.
Gold Cart presents Under the Banyan Tree Dinner at The Veil, a 4-course family style dinner with beer pairings and help from Kyle Bailey of The Salt Line and Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop!
Even before they had a spot to call their own Longoven was hailed by Bon Appetit. Oriole's Noah Sandoval and Genie Kwon join them for a fitting finish to FFF!
Former Sub Rosa baker and Pizza 2000 Mastermind Ben Burakoff fires up the ovens at Sub Rosa Bakery for a four-course "Seed-to-Table" experience, featuring the artisanal grains of Hayden Flour Mills. Choice of two seatings, 6 and 8:30. Tax included. Gratuity not included. Wine will be available for purchase.
Bring your appetite for food and art as chef J Frank and curator Jay Barrow team up to take you on a gustatory and arty tour in Frances Lewis's lovely home.
Gather round with the family at this workshop perfect ahead of the holidays at Ferguson's beautiful showroom.
Take a road trip through the four corners of India Sunday afternoon, sampling Indian street foods and wines, under the helm of Lehja’s Sunny Bajewa and his restaurant friends from Virginia and around the country, including Michelin-star chef Hemant Mathur and others. After we chaat, we’ll Bhangra!
Philly native Chef Tom Pizzica of Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers in San Francisco joins Jason Alley of The Paulie for a Philly style sandwich freak out. Expect unique takes on classic sandwiches and desserts at this walk around pop-up at Comfort, home of The Paulie. Optional beer pairings from Duvel will be available for an additional fee.
Michael Hall's French Connection is the key to this brunch on FFF's final day.
Jason Tesauro joins David Dunlap of Maple & Pine to bring you hard-to-find ingredients from their secret stashes for an impossible to pass up brunch at Quirk Hotel.