Favorite

New look for the Trellis in Colonial Williamsburg; Avalon's interesting summer menu 

Tastemakers

Twenty years can put some serious wear on a restaurant. Even if the restaurant is the fancy and well-kept Trellis in Colonial Williamsburg.

But no one can accuse the famous establishment of being over-the-hill. Just to make sure customers keep pouring in from out of town, owners Marcel Desaulniers and John Curtis recently overhauled the interior of the Trellis and gave it a more modern look, with the help of Washington-based architectural firm Adamstein & Demetriou, designers of well-known D.C.-area restaurants like Coco Loco and the Mendocino Grille.

The colors are bright, and the lines are sleek and contemporary. Not exactly in keeping with the theme of Colonial Williamsburg, but everyone needs a break from lace doilies and tapered candles. 403 Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg. Make reservations at (757) 229-8610.

What would summer be without a little decadence? You'll be asking yourself that question in a booth at soon after we spill the beans on Chef Q Derks' interesting summer menu.

We know that getting slim for summer is an uphill battle, but please don't get mad when we tell you about Avalon's appetizer of deep-fried artichoke hearts in basil mayonnaise. We're not to blame when we mention the filet mignon in Asian peanut sauce, or slide in a description of the mango paradise dessert, grilled mango macerated in Grand Marnier and drizzled with chocolate syrup. We're just doing our job. 2619 W. Main St.
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Update to Richmond's Master Plan Underway for the City's 300th Anniversary

    • Maybe Mayor Stoney should address the problems that come with the Dillon rule and the…

    • on July 25, 2017
  • Re: Update to Richmond's Master Plan Underway for the City's 300th Anniversary

    • What needs to be done is in plain sight, but effectively ignored. Stop corporate welfare,…

    • on July 24, 2017
  • Re: Richmond Seeks to Open Up Its Process for Selling Property

    • The more things change, the more they stay the same. Many years ago, I participated…

    • on July 24, 2017
  • More »
  • Latest in Miscellany

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation