December Friday Night Flights

Join us at Red Pump Kitchen on Friday evenings to try six wines from our Wine Spectator-approved list on our Friday Night Flight. Each month, we’ll assemble a flight of wines for guests to compare and contrast, pitting different regions against each other. For the month of December, local Virginia wines will be squaring off against wines from California. The Monticello Wine Trail, located in the heart of Virginia, contains many popular wineries, including our sister property Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. As people say, Charlottesville is becoming the Napa of the South! Come taste these regional wines for yourself and be sure to let us know which region you think “won!”

This December, test your palate and enjoy:

Keswick Reserve Chardonnay vs Lioco Chardonnay (Sonoma County)

Easton Blue vs Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles)

Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir vs Broc Cellars Valdegieuie (Napa Valley)

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award winning charlottesville restaurant

Join us at Red Pump Kitchen on Friday evenings to try six wines from our Wine Spectator-approved list on our Friday Night Flight. Each month, we’ll assemble a flight of wines for guests to compare and contrast, pitting different regions against each other. For the month of December, local Virginia wines will be squaring off against wines…

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NYE 2018

Ring in 2019 with good friends, family and Tuscan cuisine on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall! Join Red Pump Kitchen for dinner on New Years Eve to close out 2018 with a bang and some bubbles. Enjoy a 5-course pre-fixe menu for $85 per person. Details:  Monday, December 31st 5-10PM Cancellation Policy Applies  Reserve Your Spot…

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Viognier

Join us at Red Pump Kitchen on Friday evenings to try six wines from our Wine Spectator-approved list on our Friday Night Flight. Each month, we’ll assemble a flight of wines for guests to compare and contrast, pitting different regions against each other. For the month of November, local Virginia wines will be squaring off…

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Gather your co-workers and friends and treat them to a celebratory 3-course meal to kick-off the holidays at Red Pump Kitchen on Friday, December 14th. Whether gift giving with office mates or swapping holiday stories with your besties, make your holiday outing special and easy this year by booking your table at our second annual holiday lunch. We’ll…

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Join us at Red Pump Kitchen on Friday evenings to try six wines from our Wine Spectator-approved list on our Friday Night Flight. Each month, we’ll assemble a flight of wines for guests to compare and contrast, pitting two regions against each other. For the month of September, the Monticello AVA (American Viticultural Area) of…

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At Red Pump Kitchen, Sommelier TC Whysall is constantly looking for new (and more often than not, old!) wines to add to our carefully curated selection. Our wine program’s attention to detail, diversity of offerings, and nuance in flavor earned us a Wine Spectator 2018 Award of Excellence, perfectly complementing our rich Tuscan food offerings….

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Easton Blue Wine Release

Our 2016 Easton Blue is now available on the menu at Red Pump Kitchen. The best part? It is also available at our sister property, Pippin Hill! Both Pippin Hill and Easton Events – an award winning event planning firm under the Easton Porter Group umbrella – served as inspiration for this wine. While Easton Events’ signature color,…

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Lewis Mountain House, Dr. Seuss

Surely you have heard of the Dr. Seuss classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, but did you know that the Wahoos in Charlottesville served as inspiration for the Whos in Whoville? Like Lighting of the Lawn, this legend is a UVA tradition – a story that students and alumni love to tell. According to legend, after applying…

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TC Whysall, Sommelier at Red Pump,  has worked tirelessly to refine our wine list to its current award-winning state. In addition to his 20 years’ experience in restaurant and beverage management, TC earned his WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate and has studied in Argentina, California, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain. TC shares his expertise with the…

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TC Whysall, Sommelier at Red Pump,  has worked tirelessly to refine our wine list to its current award-winning state. In addition to his 20 years’ experience in restaurant and beverage management, TC earned his WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate and has studied in Argentina, California, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain. TC shares his expertise with the…

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At Red Pump Kitchen, Sommelier TC Whysall is constantly looking for new (and more often than not, old!) wines to add to our carefully curated selection. Our wine program’s attention to detail, diversity of offerings, and nuance in flavor earned us a Wine Spectator 2018 Award of Excellence, perfectly complementing our rich Tuscan food offerings….

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RPK wine

Join us at Red Pump Kitchen on Friday evenings to try six wines from our Wine Spectator-approved list on our Friday Night Flight. Each month, we’ll assemble a flight of wines for guests to compare and contrast, pitting two regions against each other. For the month of July, the Monticello AVA (American Viticultural Area) of…

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award winning charlottesville restaurant

We are thrilled to announce that Red Pump Kitchen recently received Wine Spectator’s coveted 2018 Award of Excellence. Since opening in 2014, we have worked to establish ourselves as a can’t miss destination for culinarians and oenophiles alike. True to our Virginia roots, the wine program at Red Pump Kitchen features impressive local selections, as…

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Summertime means it’s officially rosé season, and Red Pump Kitchen is here to break down all the ins and outs of your favorite hot-weather wine. We love serving rosé at the table because of its versatility – rosé complements so many different flavors that, when everyone’s ordering a different dish, a bottle of rosé will…

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tiki cup and moonshine

Join Red Pump Kitchen in the Alfresco Café on Thursday, June 21st for our Summer Solstice Polynesian Party on the Patio. It’ll be a full-blown Luau, complete with food specials like Crab Rangoon, Crispy Hawaiian Chicken Thighs, and Pineapple and Pork Teriyaki Skewers. Plus, don’t miss the bar, where special guests from Richmond’s Belle Isle…

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summer getaway

Ready for the ultimate summer giveaway? Red Pump Kitchen, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, Scarpa, and Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge are teaming up to create an ideal Saturday of dining, shopping, and relaxation in Charlottesville. One winner will receive: Two (2) $200 Scarpa Gift Cards Two (2) Apolis Charlottesville Market Bags Two (2) 50…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Red Pump Kitchen! Spoil your mom with an artisan, Tuscan-inspired brunch on May 13, 2018. Executive Chef Reid Owen has prepared the ultimate brunch menu for the special occasion, complete with everything from Steak and Eggs to Pear Tarts. The 3-course brunch is $39 per person. The usual a la carte…

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Red Pump Kitchen is toasting to Mexican culture with plenty of margaritas and palomas! Join us for a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5, 2018. We’re turning our al fresco café into the ultimate fiesta. Stop by for delicious drinks and eats from 2pm to 11 pm.   Cinco de Mayo Pop Up Menu…

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Pop some bubbly at Red Pump Kitchen to toast to Charlottesville’s beloved former president, Thomas Jefferson! April 13, 2018 marks the Founding Father’s 275th birthday. From Monticello to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville wouldn’t be the same without Jefferson’s lasting contributions. Our city also owes its affinity for winemaking to Jefferson. As the nation’s first…

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Once again Red Pump Kitchen is participating in the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Third Annual Cocktail Competition. This exciting competition between the city’s top mixologists will take place from April 9-15th, 2018. All entries will highlight local aromatics, liquors, and artisanal products. Our restaurant and bar manager Kendall Moore has been busy crafting the perfect cocktail for…

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three notch'd beer

We’re launching our Red Pump Saison – a special collaboration with Three Notch’d Brewing Company! Our craft beer creation is inspired by the rich flavors in our signature cannoli dessert. To celebrate the launch, we’re hosting a beer garden on our Alfresco Café on the Downtown Mall. It will take place from April 13th to…

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The Tom Tom Founder’s Festival is almost here! This year, the Charlottesville tradition will take place from April 9th to 15th and will celebrate all that our wonderful city has to offer. It will showcase local art, music, and food in spaces all over the downtown area. For the third time, the festival will hold…

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Ever wonder how we choose our wines here at Red Pump Kitchen? Our wine selections are hand-picked to complement the Mediterranean influence of our cuisine, focusing on Italian, French, and Spanish offerings while representing California and the burgeoning Virginia wine industry. The by-the-glass program focuses on quality and value with selections that are constantly changing….

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red pump kitchen charlottesville cocktail

No passport required for this trip to Peru. Red Pump Kitchen’s Paper Tiger Cocktail is inspired by flavors popular in Peruvian ceviche. Made with macchu pisco, lime, chili, agave and coconut, it’s the perfect South American retreat. Get the recipe below to make the Paper Tiger at home! For the Drink 2 oz Macchu pisco .75…

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Charlottesville Restaurant Week is back and Red Pump Kitchen is excited to welcome local foodies to enjoy our curated 3-course Restaurant Week Menu. Starting January 19th through January 28th, enjoy our special menu for $35 per person or choose to enjoy our a la carte menu. $1 from every Restaurant Week purchase will go to…

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On the first day of Christmas, Red Pump Kitchen gave to me…one of 12 brand-new holiday-themed cocktails! This holiday season, we are rolling out a new drink each day, designed to capture the feeling of the holiday – starting Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and ending Saturday, December 23, 2017. Each day will guests can raise…

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Host your next private event at Charlottesville’s most desirable venue. Red Pump Kitchen’s unique restaurant space and alfresco café are the perfect backdrop for your event. Our versatile design makes planning anything from a hosted happy hour to a rehearsal dinner as easy as can be. In addition, Red Pump Kitchen is located in the historic Downtown Mall, the…

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Thursday, December 14th 11:30 am and 1:15 pm 3-Courses, $50 per person Whether it be gift giving with office mates or swapping holiday stories with your besties, make your holiday outing special and easy this year by booking your table at our first annual holiday lunch. A table for two or 20, we have you covered!…

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Help us ring in the New Year at Red Pump Kitchen! Our festive decor and Tuscan cuisine make for the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration. Our 5-course pre-fixe menu is available for $75 per person + optional wine pairings.  To make your reservation, call us at 434.202.6040 or make your reservation online through OpenTable.   …

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We are excited to share the recipe for one of our all-time favorite first courses. The Kale Caesar Salad is a popular staple on our menu. Impress your guests at your next dinner party with Executive Chef Reid Owen’s Tuscan take on a classic dish. This recipe serves 4.   For the Salad 1 fresh…

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The holidays are near and we have the perfect festive drink to help you celebrate. Our Rosemary + Thyme cocktail has all the makings of holiday cheer. Make your spirits brighter by mixing our cocktail at home or stop by Red Pump Kitchen to enjoy it in our contemporary European café style restaurant.   Ingredients:…

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