2012 Swedish Fire Festival

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Swedish Fire Candle:

A beautiful sight to behold! The candles will line our outdoor area for this magical evening. The evening will also include; wine, dinner, music, dancing, and a special outdoor display of Alphorn playing!

Make a reservation today to enjoy this amazing event.



$50.00/per person

$90.00/per couple


The Music: Lisa Miller & Friends



Lisa Miller:

Hailing from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Lisa Miller has been playing guitar and singing for over 3 decades. Her powerful vocals and rhythm guitar are complimented by her witty song writing abilities. Covering great songs by Sippie Wallance, Dina Washington, Ma Rainey and Skip James, just to name a few, Lisa has shared her brand of blues though out Virginia playing at festivals, wineries and clubs. She released her first CD of original songs in 2010.

Brian Mesko:

Raised in a musical family, Brian has played professionally on guitar, drums and bass for the last 18 years, focusing on Jazz, Blues, Funk and R&B. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Industry, he honed his chops in Nashville, TN with many groups and had the honor of performing with jazz legends Les McCann, Tony Monaco and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Since moving his family to Staunton, VA in 2005, he continues to perform with numerous groups though out the region.

“Blind Dave” Connolly:

Dave Connolly has been playing blues harmonica for more years than he can remember, blending early blues and rock roots with a passion for 40′s jump blues and swing, 50′s rockabilly and classic country music, 60′s soul, jazz, and Motown. DC draws on this diverse musical background to play in a harp style all his own. Never one to learn “licks off records”, it is his unique gumbo of influences that comes out every time he plays.

Catering By:

Chef Aaron Michael DiGrassie

Graduate, Italian Culinary Institute, Northern Italy in the Tuscany Region


 Graduate, New England Culinary Institute, Burlington, Vermont

At NECI, Aaron trained with renowned chefs, Chef David Everette, Executive Chef of The Dining Room at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia and
Chef Michael DeMaria, Owner and Executive Chef of Michael’s in Phoenix, Arizona.
Aaron participated in International Culinary Studies at the Italian Culinary Institute by invitation. Aaron had intense hands-on training and classes weekdays. On weekends he and his instructors toured  all areas of Northern Italy learning Italian and European cuisine.
Before graduation, he worked under the direction of Executive Chef Of the Hotel Excelsior Galla in Milan, Italy.
Back in the US, DiGrassie worked for Chef Angelo Vangelopoulos, Owner and Executive Chef of the Ivy Inn located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Aaron is now Co-Owner and Head Chef of Mrs Rowe’s Catering, an outstanding restaurant here in Staunton.  He is back home at the family restaurant where his grandmother, Mildred Craft Rowe, the Matriarch of Rowe’s Restaurant established in 1947, first recognized his innate talents as a young child.

The Menu: