Kitchen on Cary Brings Delight with “Festivus of ‘Maters” Wine Dinner


Kitchen on Cary is thrilled to announce a spectacular local tomato themed Wine Dinner that we’ve affectionately named, “A Festivus of ‘Maters.” The event is sated for Tuesday, July 18, from 5-10 p.m. The dinner includes three courses planned and executed by executive chef Michael Macknight and features local Suzie Q’s, Chesterfield and Hanover Tomatoes. Each course includes three exquisite wine pairings from  general manager Bill Greco.


WHAT: Tuesday Night Wine Dinner
WHERE: Kitchen on Cary – 1331 East Cary Street; Richmond, VA
WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, from 5 -10 p.m.
COST: $30 per person – Call 804-643-1315 for reservations or book online using Open Table at


“A Festivus of ‘Mater’s”


First Course

H2o Gazpacho

Local Watermelon & Cukes / Suzie Q ‘”Mater’s”

Mcmanis Viognier / California


Main Course

Lamb Sugo

Chesterfield County ‘Mater Ragu / House Pasta / Shaved “Buttercup”

Block 9 Pinot Noir / California



Griddled Zucchini Quick Bread

Hanover ‘Mater-Basil Sorbet / Blackberry-Balsamic Gastrique

Vina Robles Syrah / California

The weekly Tuesday Night Wine Dinners are $30 per person. The special menu is available from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. For reservations, visit or call 804-643-1315. Free validated parking for the parking deck at Cary & 14th Street. (Valid with dine-in dinner entree.)


About Kitchen on Cary

Located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Slip neighborhood, Kitchen on Cary features locally sourced and seasonal American dining and is the recipient of several Open Table Diner’s Choice Awards. The restaurant’s commitment to locally sourced and seasonally inspired cuisine has proven popular among its diners. Buying from local producers with its Farm to Table strategy allows chefs to offer fresh, bright flavors of the region while providing the healthiest and highest-quality food at an affordable price.

The restaurant is owned by Education Corporation of America which operates Virginia College in Richmond, along with 70 other ground locations nationwide. Additional restaurant locations include Century Restaurant & Bar in the Historic Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., Kitchen on George in Mobile, AL., and Kitchen on San Marco in Jacksonville, Fla.

About Executive Chef Michael Macknight

Chef Michael Macknight joined Kitchen on Cary as executive chef in July 2015 and brings more than 30 years of experience in the food industry. Since taking the helm at Kitchen on Cary, Macknight has created a new seasonally-based menu that increases local and regional products and vendors. His style of cuisine unites global and Southern regional flavors, grounded in both modern and classic French cooking techniques.

A Johnson & Wales College graduate, Chef Macknight has owned and served as executive chef at some of Virginia’s top restaurants. He has previously worked at the award-winning Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Va., and Lemaire in Richmond’s historic Jefferson Hotel. Chef Macknight has also owned three restaurants and catering businesses: Charles City Tavern, Café Lafayette and Catering Company of Williamsburg/Williamsburg Manor Bed and Breakfast.

Chef Macknight’s excellence in cuisine has resulted in numerous awards including Best New Restaurant 2003 by Richmond Magazine for Café Lafayette, Best New Restaurant 2008 by Richmond Magazine for Charles City Tavern, and his Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Glaze was featured in Richmond Magazine’s 50 Best Food Finds.