Richmond’s own Chef Paul Elbing has recently been honored in a big way. Richmond Magazine has partnered with Brown Distributing, Cirrus Vodka, Homemades by Suzanne, and the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, to host the first ever Elbys. The Elbys are a series of awards created to “honor excellence in the Richmond region’s restaurant community, “(Richmond Magazine), and named after the world renowned Chef Paul Elbing. The Magazine will hold an awards ceremony and after-party on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
“These awards will recognize the winners from a list of nominees in nine categories. Twenty-five industry professionals, food writers, culinary instructors and food society members nominated this year’s finalists. The winners will be selected by an anonymous panel of nine well-qualified judges.”
Chef Paul is a longtime friend and volunteer of the Little Sisters of the Poor. He and his wife, Marie Antoinette, have helped implement the French Food Festival as a favorite Little Sisters of the Poor and Richmond tradition. Among his many other roles, Chef Paul now serves on the Little Sisters of the Poor advisory board. Congratulations, Chef Paul, on a lifetime of achievements and thank you for your continued support!
Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s French Food Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will be French food, wine, entertainment, games for the kids, and of course the man himself, Chef Paul, will be preparing his special gourmet entrees. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity!