The Cherry Challenge

January 28 - February 11, 2018

The “Cherry Challenge” 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"

Interested Restaurants Can Sign Up TODAY!

Sign up now to participate beginning October 1, 2018! 

Click here to register today!

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


2018 Participating Restaurants

Check back in January, 2018, for a list of all participating restaurants with links to websites and maps posted here! 

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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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"