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Chef's Selections

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What do Richmond's best chefs like to eat when they go out to dinner? For Mark Herndon, who was chef at Virginia's Executive Mansion during the Warner years and now is a food-service industry consultant with Culinary Solutions, there's plenty of great cuisine in town in all price ranges. He helped establish the award-winning 1 North Belmont last year, where the braised veal cheeks are his idea of menu perfection. We asked Herndon to turn his attention to other chefs and their work; here are 10 of his favorites:
Lemaire — Muscovy Duck Cassoulet Three Ways
Comfort — Braised Rabbit
Indochine — Spicy Curry Noodles
Millie's — "One word: brunch!"
La Petite France — "Chef Paul and Marie make you feel like you're dining in their home."
Pomegranate Euro Bistro — Quail stuffed with Mascarpone Polenta.
Grapeleaf Restaurant — Tabbouleh and hummus.
Café Lafayette — Any of its homemade desserts.
Dogwood Grille & Spirits — Grilled Caesar Salad and "Swanky Mac & Cheese."
The Dining Room at the Berkeley — "Michael Hall's twist on Southern favorites."



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