Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge

January 28 - February 11, 2018

The Tenth Annual Cherry Challenge is generously sponsored by the Historic Properties Group at TTR Sotheby’s Realty (Diane Murphy, Danny Smith, Jeanne Barton)

The #GWCherryChallenge is a competition among
the finer restaurants in Alexandria.

Each restaurant develops its own cherry cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and/or dessert, in honor of our distinguished native son, of course! 

The competing restaurants and their entries will be listed on our website, and the winners will be announced on Parade Day.

 

 
 2017 wINNER FOR BEVERAGE: gRAPE + bEAN'S "CHERRY SHERRY SANGRIA"

2017 wINNER FOR BEVERAGE: gRAPE + bEAN'S "CHERRY SHERRY SANGRIA"

 
 2017 winner for appetizer: Cheesetique's "George and the cherry brie"

2017 winner for appetizer: Cheesetique's "George and the cherry brie"

2018 Participating Restaurants 

The #GWCherryChallenge participants are listed below! Please visit these restaurants to try the great dishes they've created!

Café 44
Chadwicks
Columbia Firehouse
Dishes of India

Dolci Gelati
Evening Star Café
Grape + Bean (Both locations)
Haute Dogs and Fries
Jackson 20
Junction Bakery
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
Magnolia's on King
Murphy's Irish Pub
River Bend Bistro
Sonoma Cellar
Taqueria Poblano

Tempo Restaurant
The Alexandrian
The Majestic
Union Street Pub

Virtue Feed & Grain
Vola's Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge

 


The winners of the 2017 Cherry Challenge were:

Beverage -- Grape + Bean's "Cherry Sherry Sangria"

Appetizer -- Cheesetique's "George and the Cherry Brie"

Entrée -- River Bend Bistro's "Grilled Quail with a Cherry Pinot Noir Sauce"

Dessert -- The Italian Place's "Spumoni Cupcakes"

 

 2017 winner for Entrée: River Bend Bistro's "Grilled Quail with a cherry pinot noir sauce"

2017 winner for Entrée: River Bend Bistro's "Grilled Quail with a cherry pinot noir sauce"


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If you have questions, please email Kristen Eastlick, co-chair of the Cherry Challenge at kristen.eastlick@gmail.com!

For a flyer describing the contest, click here

Click here to register today!