MC and I watched with pride as our son, Steve, and his wife, Angela, opened his DREAM! The 616 farm-to-table restaurant in Danville, Virginia has been in the works for almost a year and Friday night was the climax !
There were three days of festivities that built up to this MOMENT!
SEPTEMBER 23RDWednesday afternoon we picked our Granddaughter Tessa up at Greensboro's airport. We then "dressed" for the first of the three day events....The VIP COCKTAIL PARTY!
We were ready!
Our first image as we approached the restaurant!
Then--- we opened the doors and WOW. We finally had our first look!
Steve, Angela and Isabelle were there and we were given the Grand Tour!
FABULOUS BAR WITH COPPER COUNTER TOP
This is it's History!
VISIBLE TO THE DINING ROOM
Steve, Angela, Tess and Isabelle talking with a lifelong friend of Steve's, Linwood
Tess and Isabelle
Steve, Angela, Tess, Isabelle (me in background)
LOOK--HONEY BELL HAS A NEW HOME IN THE "PRIVATE DINING ROOM"!
Sampling of the wines from the Wine List
Setting up the spread for the VIP Cocktail Party
A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
DINNER FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
An hour before the Friends and Family dinner was to begin, disaster struck! Chef Chris suffered a large cut on his arm and was taken to the Emergency Room. Son Steve, the true "restaurateur" stepped into the kitchen and saved the day. Chef Chris returned after several hours with several stitches and carried out in true form.
Patti, Mark, Angela, Isabelle
next to Patti
Her long lifelong friend, Janet and her sister-in-law
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Patti, Angela, Tess, Isabelle and me waiting for the BIG Moment
A bit of family history is now in order. MC and family moved to Danville, Virginia to open a brand new Golden Corral restaurant in December, 1978. Steve graduated high school in Danville and always had a tender spot in his heart for Danville. In recognition of this, Steve invited his Dad, MC to join in cutting the ribbon to open The 616 Farm-to-Table Restaurant.
Steve and MC