the birds

We hosted our first charity Sub Rosa for a group of friends who purchased the dinner at the Boys and Girls Club gala. As a nod to the spooky Friday the 13th date, we planned a Hitchcock "The Birds" themed dinner in the basement pub room of One Eleven South Main, an historic home and event space in Bridgewater, Virginia. Perfectly sized for this group of 14, we lit up the table and fireplace with candles, crows, roses and even a skull or two. Each course of the menu featured some bird element. We loved that the group added their own touch by asking everyone to bring a bottle of wine with a story behind it to share.


Gin, Pear and Rosemary Cocktail

Pickled Quail Eggs with Aioli and Herbs

Penne with Duck Confit, Walnut Pesto, Arugula, and Pomegranate

Beet and Grapefruit Salad with Crispy Chicken Skin

Deconstructed Chicken Pie
Chicken Ballotine, Fennel-Potato Puree, Roasted Carrots, Leek Confit, Crust Crumble

Egg Custard with Raspberries Two Ways, Pistachio Dust and Candied Gooseberries

Photography by Sarah Featherstone Photography.