Sunday Dinner at Rassawek
November 12 at 2:00 PM
Tickets Sold Out
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Please join the Center for Rural Culture for a unique and celebratory Farm to Table Event!


When: Sunday, November 12, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Where: Rassawek Vineyard in Goochland (6276 River Road West, Columbia, Virginia, 23038). This spectacular and charming venue offers visitors a step back in time incorporating local history, artisan craftsmanship and rural tranquility. Rain or shine there are pleasant and elegant settings to celebrate local food and rural culture. 

Featuring: Chef Andrew Manning of Longoven will team up with his RVA Brasa pop up collaborator and Powhatan County native Stephen Farr; and Jeff Newmann of Northern Neck Oysters and Seafood Company to feature the bounty of the Virginia farms that make up our Fall Line Farms and Local Roots Co-op.

Manning and Longoven are known for what Bon Appetit calls “wildly imaginative five course meals” in naming them one of America's Best New Restaurants of 2016. As Brasa RVA, Manning and Farr use a custom built wood burning grill to create their Spanish and Mediterranean dishes.

Newmann brings a family-owned business offering fresh oysters from local farmers on the Northern Neck of Virginia with deep ties to the region. All of the oyster shells are put back into the waters of the Northern Neck to help restore its oyster beds.

What to Expect: 

  • Local beverages: wine from Elk Island Winery, beer from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery & cider from Courthouse Creek

  • Local ingredients sourced from our Fall Line Farms & Local Roots producers and other local producers including

    • Brookview Farm​

    • Waverly Farms

    • Manakintowne Specialty Growers

    • Virginia Growers

    • HaaShrooms

    • Deer Run Farm

    • Mickey & Ann's Farmette

    • and more!

  • Venue tours in a 1909 Antique Steam engine and wagon

  • Dinner Auction: Reserve a special night at Shagbark for 12 in their Community Room with a tasting menu and wine pairing

  • Live Music from Farm Use Old Time String Band - old time music from the front porches of Appalachia


How can I participate?

> Sponsor this event so that ticket proceeds can go directly towards the programs of the Center for Rural Culture. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the program and on our website.


Sponsorship levels are:

- Whole Hog $1,000 or more (includes 2 tickets)

- Truckload $500 - $999 (includes 1 ticket)

- Bushel $250 - $499

- Peck $150 - $250


To become a sponsor, please contact Catherine Fleischman 804-382-6421

> Buy tickets - $135.00 each -- Sold Out - Thank you!!!


Thank you for your support of the Center for Rural Culture and see you at Rassawek!

Supporters & Sponsors

Whole Hog

Lisa Cox and Robin Cox Petrine

Sandy and Rossie Fisher

Fred and Virginia Fleischman

Catherine and Luke Fleischman

Rod and Susie Smyth


Judy Caspari

Asset Protection Group



Ed and Claudia Lawton

P.O. Box 639,  Goochland, VA  23063

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