Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast returns for its second year Friday February 21st starting at 5pm. Bigger and better than last year, Burger Blast will feature artisan burgers created by fifteen talented Richmond chefs with unlimited samplings of Virginia beer and wine. Held in the Ballroom of the Greater Richmond Convention Center, this fantastic evening of burgers and beers will sell out like last year so don’t wait get your tickets ($38/person) now here.
Take a look at the delicious burgers to be served and the participating Virginia breweries.
Restaurants & Burgers
- American Tap Room: ATR Short Rib Sliders — Slow cooked braised Short Ribs served with all the fixins to build your own slider masterpiece with pickled shallots, mustards, red wine sauce, premium cheeses and grilled pineapple
- Aramark: Beef & Italian Sausage Slider with Cilantro, Saga Blue Cheese, Red Beans, Applewood Bacon with Smoked Tomato Aioli and Sliced Havarti with Micro Greens served on a Challah Roll.
- Brew: Pepperoni Pizza Burger: Freshly Ground Beef Laced with Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Mozzerella Topped with Sundried Tomato/Marinara Aioli, Served with Fresh Cut House Fries.
- Burgerworks: The Bleus Burger Slider (last year’s people’s choice winner) — All natural, locally-sourced Angus beef patty topped with Danish Bleu Cheese, suateéd onions, bacon and a housemade Balsamic-port wine glaze.
- Capital Ale House: Italian Slider — Veal and Lamb Patty with Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce and Parmesan Cheese Crisp
- Carytown Burgers & Fries: To be decided
- Culinard: Duck/Turkey Burger on a Turmeric Brioche Bun with Hoisin Ketchup and Sakura Cress
- India K’ Raja: Veggie Burger on Wheat with Tamarind Spread
- J Sargeant Reynolds: Short Rib and Bison Slider — Short Ribs and Bison with Virginia Dark Lager and Bacon Glaze topped with Smoky Munster, Cherry Tomato ‘Jam’, Pickled Red Onion, Watercress Salad on a Housemade Brioche Bun with Grainy Mustard Aioli and House Half Sour Pickle
- Mezzanine: Locally Ground Chicken and Avocado Slider with a Red Onion and Pineapple Relish
- Omni Resorts The Homestead: The Fairway Burger: Wagyu Beef, Cambozola Cheese, Pepper Bacon, Caramelized Onions on a Ciabatta Roll
- Saison: Smoked Mushroom “Burger”, Saison Yellow Mustard Fancy Sauce and Pickled Mushrooms on a Potato Bun
- Savory Grain: Burger Blast Savory Slider: House made blend of Angus chuck, brisket, short rib, and rib-eye; topped with a local seasonal winter ale house cured glazed bacon, crumbled chevre, pickled red onions, and micro greens, finished with a VA pinot noir aioli, served on a fresh baked Lucille’s challah petite roll
- Toast: Salmon Burger Slider: Salmon Burger with Poached Shallot and Dill Cream Cheese and Rappahanock Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reduction
Apocalypse Ale Works – Forest
Bold Rock Cider – Nellysford
Center of The Universe (COTU) – Ashland
Devils Backbone – Lexington
Extra Billy’s – Richmond
Hardywood – Richmond
Isley – Richmond
Legend – Richmond
Lickinghole Creek – Goochland
Midnight – Goochland
O’Connor – Norfolk
Rusty Beaver – Ladysmith
Starr Hill – Crozet
Strangeways – Richmond
Sunken City – Smith Mountain Lake
Three Brothers – Harrisonburg
Check out the Facebook event for further updates.