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linden vineyards | linden, virginia

This weekend, I escaped the hustle and bustle of the city with a trip to Virginia wineries just off 66. It was beautifully sunny and a perfect day to see the changing fall foliage.

Also changing this season is the menu at Graffiato. Although I was sad to see the sweet corn agnolotti go, I am happy to see the infusion of pumpkin into the risotto and caramel accompanying the zeppoles. The pork belly might be my favorite new addition, and the new roasted potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms and truffle is a delicious indulgence. Top Chef fans, never fear–the pepperoni sauce has survived the menu change.

pork belly with cannellini beans beans, ham, red onion | graffiato

roasted potato gnocchi with wild mushrooms and truffle | graffiato

warm brussel sprouts, pancetta, maple, and egg | graffiato

risotto, pumpkin, smoked provolone, pepitas | graffiato

polenta, crispy goat, pear, saba | graffiato

pepperoni sauce (with chicken thighs) | graffiato

zeppoles with pumpkin caramel | graffiato