Local in Richmond
Almost all restaurants are featuring some local food these days, or at least claiming to. Are there any restaurants in Richmond that really build their menus around locally grown meats and produce? Thanks for your help.
I love Mezzanine, especially since they've brought their prices down a little. I believe they commit to at least 70% local ingredients at all times. Lemaire's menu says they use local ingredients whenever possible and even use the words "farm-to-table" on the website.
You're right that it seems everyone claims to use at least some local food since that's so trendy right now. I generally don't buy it from anyone who doesn't change their menu seasonally.
I don't have much new to add but I LOVE Mezzanine and I know they definitely aim to serve the majority of local items. Everything I eat there is fabulous. Just a few of my favorites are shrimp cakes, quinoa cake, pineapple fried rice with rockfish and the chicken with goat cheese. BUT my absolute favorite hands down are the braised short ribs and grits. Unbelievable. Go for brunch and get shrimp and grits...pretty much life changing.