The Local Palate with Experience Charlottesville highlight Charlottesville’s culinary bounty through this two-part series (Watch Part Two at the bottom of the page). Restaurants The Charlottesville area is home to one of the richest food communities in the country. From fine dining to casual eateries of every stripe, the area’s bustling food scene is one of Charlottesville’s finest attributes. Where to begin? Ask a Darden student where they like to eat, or view one of the sites below for help charting your path toward deliciousness. Visit Charlottesville’s Restaurant Guide: A comprehensive guide to area eateries from the region’s tourism bureau C-ville Weekly’s Restaurant Listings: Restaurant listings from the local weekly newspaper The Charlottesville Guide’s Restaurant Listings: A list of area restaurant from a local tourism guide 43 Things to Eat in Charlottesville: A fun list of great local food from the folks at Spoon University The Charlottesville 29: News and a list of “ideal” 29 restaurants in Charlottesville Wine, Beer and Cider Virginia is home to roughly 200 wineries, numerous cideries and dozens of craft breweries and the Charlottesville region is home to some of the best. Most establishments welcome visitors for tours and tastings, and many hold events throughout the year. Virginia Wine: The state’s official wine tourism site Monticello Wine Trail: Information on the wineries located in the Charlottesville region Visit Charlottesville Vineyards, Breweries & Cideries: Guide from the region’s tourism bureau Darden Wine and Cuisine Club: The student club seeks to educate members about a range of food and drink Best Virginia Wineries to Visit: Many local wineries are included in this list from Food and Wine. Darden School of Brew: The student club seeks to educate members through hands on brewing experiences and guest speaker events.