Roasted lamb, sunchoke, pickled green strawberry, upland cress, pollen

ABOVE: A Longoven dinner featured roasted lamb, sunchoke, pickled green strawberry and upland cress .

Bon Appétit today released its 50 nominees for "the Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2016" and a recurring dining pop-up in Richmond was named to the list. 

Longoven, a pop-up dinner series hosted by chefs Andrew Manning, Patrick Phelan and Megan Fitzroy Phelan, has been popping up in Richmond for around two years now and Richmonders can find it monthly at Church Hill's Sub Rosa Bakery.

"The intrepid trio creates wildly imaginative five-course meals, using a combination of hot plates and residual heat from the wood-burning oven. Much of the menu is filled with dishes whose ingredients are as fleeting as the pop-up itself, like the earthy fava leaves adorning a bowl of sweet, plump shrimp and morel mushrooms."

Being part of the magazine's top 50 means Longoven "represent the best of a year's worth of eating and drinking" in the country. In fact, the editors scoured the U.S. and dined at more than 400 restaurants to whittle it down to their favorite 50. 

Longoven was the only Virginia restaurant on the list.

"Thank you to Evrim and Evin of Sub Rosa and the entire team that comes together to pull off these dinners," Patrick Phelan said. "We've been cooking in borrowed space and time, and demand a lot from our staff. To be recognized for everyone's hard work among so many great restaurants is amazing."

The "Hot 10" - the best of the best - will be announced in Bon Appétit's September issue.

The next Longoven pop-up is Sunday at 7 p.m. and will be a six-course seasonal menu for $80 per person (beverage pairings included) at Sub Rosa (620 N. 25th St.). Visit longovenrva.com to purchase tickets.


With Richmond now a renowned dining destination, there are plenty of reasons for locals to stay close to home and explore the options. But with more visitors coming to town to try our food, why can't we return the favor? We asked some local chefs and owners for recommendations when we're outside the capital region.


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