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Summer Dinner Series: Featuring Chef Brandon Shapiro

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Friday, June 16, 2023
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us at Walsh Family Winery for our 2023 Summer Dinner Series. We are honored to host chefs Brandon Shapiro and James Graeter as they utilize fire-cooking technique to serve a multi-course meal featuring dishes with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and showcasing Middle-Eastern inspired flavors. Enjoy a chef’s curated dining experience, and raise a glass of Loudoun County wine with old friends and new faces alike.

**Tickets include dinner, a welcome glass of wine, and gratuity for our wonderful staff

***Please notify of food allergies and dietary restrictions 


Brandon Shapiro's gift for turning out dishes with authentic Mediterranean influence is second nature. Born in nearby Rockville, MD as part of a big Jewish family that loved to cook, he learned from a young age the nuances of his ancestral comfort food at the hand of his mother and beloved grandmother. 

Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of America's flagship campus in Hyde Park, NY he set off to cut his teeth in the kitchens of some of the country's most revered chefs, starting at Alain Ducasse's Adour followed by three years at Jean Georges at the W hotel in DC. 

With deep interest in his heritage- and well before Israeli food was on the map- Brandon took an eye opening trip to Israel where he learned of foods far beyond falafel and hummus, discovering its fusion of influence from Morocco to Lebanon. 

Recognizing his flair for Israeli cuisine Chef Robert Wiedmaier tapped Brandon to be Executive Chef at Wildwood Kitchen in Bethesda, MD where he met Sous Chef, James Graeter. The two were able to explore different flavors, taking the culinary direction from from the Italian and French side of the Mediterranean to its Eastern shores hosting Israeli wine dinners and Spice Dinners. Brandon's culinary training has brought him to countries that span the Mediterranean in a way that is at once full circle and wildly serendipitous. 


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Purcellville, VA 20132
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