The Perfect Eating Day in Charlottesville, VA

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

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 (