A unique tour around Grandin Village featuring fresh, seasonal local ingredients cooked in a gourmet lunch for you by a personal chef!
AUGUST 11 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
We’ve all heard the phrase farm-to-table. This tour offers a fun, interactive culinary experience from this truly local idea. The great news is the chefs at Rockfish Food & Wine Restaurant are ready to accept the challenge. The culinary adventure will be different every time due to the changing seasonal ingredients and the creations of our chef.
Together we visit and explore the Grandin Village Farmers Market. Here we’ll meet enthusiastic local farmers and pick up some of the freshest and tasty in-season ingredients. Then the chef prepares a wonderful gourmet lunch using those ingredients at Rockfish.
While our chef prepares your lunch, we’ll explore the charm and quirkiness of historic Grandin Village. You may ask, where did the name “Grandin” come from? Who created all this wonderful public art? We have these answers and so much more. We just love Grandin Village and you will too.
We’ll finish back at Rockfish with our wonderful hosts and all our new friends for a shared meal made with love and care!We believe in feeding the stomach, brain and soul! That’s our recipe for a memorable and tasty group adventure that’s different and unexpected each time!
- Tours are the 2nd Saturday of each month through November
- Hosted by the amazing chefs and staff at Rockfish Food & Wine Restaurant.
- Fun and interactive, meet the farmers and your personal group chef!
- Glass of wine with lunch is available - see ticket option.
Advance tickets/reservations are needed. This event has LIMITED accessibility for guests with mobility disabilities or wheelchairs.
We meet inside Rockfish Food & Wine at 1402 Grandin Road. On Saturdays curbside parking is permitted in and around Grandin Village. It may be busy, but we know you can do it! Be certain not to park in any business parking lots.
ADMISSION | $5 | Credit card & cash DRINK TICKETS | $4 | Credit card & cash LOCATION | 1514 Grandin Rd. (Old Texaco Gas station)
Half Moon is a contemporary blend of high energy soul, funk and rock music hailing from the Appalachian mountains in Roanoke, VA. With influences ranging from The Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead, to Marvin Gaye and Talking Heads, their sound is a melting pot of classic and modern music genres. The band enjoys experimenting with their live shows including extensive improvisation and constantly evolving setlists. They have recently completed their debut album 'Sure Ain't Easy' which was released on December 23, 2017.
While the phrase "food truck" usually calls to mind messy street food and questionable ingredients, Longfin Grill and Classic Caterers have been on the forefront of the new breed of food trucks for over 15 years. Serving up high-end dishes with fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients that fit perfectly at a formal event, Executive Chef Richard Perry has over 30 years’ experience in fine dining, catering and event/festival planning. He was utilizing the farm-to-table cookery concept long before it was even termed.
P.A. Short Distributing will have Wicked Weed on tap, as well as Bud Light and you know we've got the wine and sangria covered.
The Grandin Theatre will be volunteering at all stations. The Grandin Village Business Association will be matching their tips, so come out and show our hometown classic theatre with the best popcorn in town some big love!
Always at Chillage:
Two Roosters Kettle Corn and Coffee Company with the sweet and salty goodness.
Cool Blue Ice Cream Co. with the chilly, sweet stuff!
Lib's Lab Entertainment putting color on all the little faces!
Rockon Climbing, LLC will be set up testing your might!
Street games by Judd's Big Fun Events.
Continuing for this year, we will be honoring Roanoke Co+op owners and The Grandin Theatre members with free admission to all Chillage events. Must show owner/member cards at the gate, one admission per card.
12 and under free, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Leashed friendly pets welcome.
Bring your chairs, your people, your leashed dogs and lets have a real good time!
The Grandin Village Community Market (GVCM) supports local, sustainable agriculture by connecting the public with local farmers and food producers. The Grandin Village Market accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits up to $30.
The GVCM features 100% locally produced products with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. All products are produced within 100 miles of the market location, with the exception of regional seafood from Virginia and North Carolina waters (only if the vendor is local) and coffee (only if the roaster is local).
Currently the Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 18 farmers and food producers (layout is below!) featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.
The Grandin Chillage is a full service event designed to bring the community together through good music, cold drinks, great company and positive vibes! This past season we have made it a family-friendly event as well.
This outdoor event takes place at 1514 Grandin Road, the site of the former Texaco. A local craft brewery is featured, with Sangria, imported wines and Bud Light also served. Two Roosters Kettle Corn, Cool Blue Ice Cream and a local Food Truck provide some good fixin's! Local bands offer a variety of music from rock to blues to reggae.
Regular season hours are from 6 - 9 pm on selected Friday nights, with a grand finale of a ChillageFest in October which lasts from 2 - 9 pm and features a variety of bands throughout the day and evening, along with a selection of local breweries.
Children 12 and under are free, and all children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Leashed dogs are welcome. We hope to see you at the next Chillage!