The Perfect Eating Day in Charlottesville, VA

Visit some of the eateries that made Charlottesville, VA, one of the Tastiest Towns in the South
Charlottesville Tastemaker Dean Maupin, executive chef at Fossett’s at Keswick Hall, does Jefferson proud with local bounty and Virginia wines.
Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Article: Paula Disbrowe

Start regally at Fossett’s ( with pan-fried Virginia trout with scrambled eggs, asparagus vol-au-vent, and beurre blanc.

Have lunch at L’étoile (, where fresh ingredients get a French spin. (Think soup du jour with local ingredients and chicken salad with tarragon.)

Kick off your night with Gambas al’ Parilla (jumbo shrimp grilled Catalan-style—in the shell—with garlic aïoli and gray salt) from Mas Tapas (

End with a bacon ice cream-and-root beer float at Brookville Restaurant (