ROMEO Archives

BRMC ROMEO Annual Holiday Dinner

Posted November 5, 2019 at 9:07 PM

Friday, December 13 6:00 p.m.

At Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Amuse Restaurant

200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA


Cost: $53.35 per person, includes three course meals, choice of soup or salad, either meat, fish, or vegetarian entrée, dessert and one non- alcoholic beverage.

Alcoholic beverages are billed to individuals.

Participation minimum of 20 limited to 28 persons

Please R.S.V.P. by December 7th by

Submitting names and check made to BRMC to
Larry Kalbach, 9518 Ashleyville Mews, Midlothian, VA 23112

Phone: 804-739-8325

Note: EDWARD HOPPER and the AMERICAN HOTEL is a special exhibition you may want to plan to visit prior to dinner.

ROMEO - Legend Brewery

Posted April 16, 2016 at 9:12 AM
BRMC Romeo Evening with a Legend Brewery Tour. Tour is free, Drinks and Dinner are pay as you go. Contact Bal at 804-639-6950 for reservations.

Visit Virginia Capitol and ROMEO Dinner

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:09 PM

"This building is beyond comparison, the finest, the most noble and the greatest in all America." This was expressed by a French visitor in year 1796. This is still true to this day.

In the year 1785, Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding father, designed this magnificent structure. He was inspired by the building ‘Maison Carrée de Nimes’ and based it on classical Roman temple design.

The Virginia State Capitol introduced the classical revival temple style to the modern world. This design concept has been carried on by many state capital and public buildings all thru USA.

Our guest speaker Mark Greenough, director of the this building has agreed to give BRMC a personal tour on March 12, 2015 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

There is plenty of paid parking available around the capital building. Main entrance is located on the Bank St.

After the Capitol tour, members who want join other BRMC MEMBERS for the dinner should proceed to THE ROOSEVELT restaurant located 623 N.25th st in Church Hill neighborhood. There is ample of parking behind the building. This gem is designated as one of the top restaurants in Richmond. This place has limited seating of 36 seats and they have agreed to give us only 20 seats for early bird at 6:00pm.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Romeo Dinner

Posted November 13, 2015 at 8:15 PM
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Romeo Dinner with optional access to the Rodin exhibit.

R.O.M.E.O. Dinner December 11, 2014

Posted December 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

R.O.M.E.O. dinners are opportunities for BRMC members and their spouses to join other members for dinner at one of the Richmond areas outstanding restaurants. This being the last R.O.M.E.O. dinner for year 2014; we have planned an exciting visit to VIRGINA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS and the renown AMUSE Restaurant (see menu on VMFA web site) located in same complex of the museum buildings.

Dinner is planned at 6:00pm December 11, 2014, you may come early at any time and enjoy;

  • Visit to the permanent collections free to the public (including India collection which I will glad to guide)
  • Visit to the Special Exhibition of Forbidden City – Free for member or $16 for nonmembers
  • Relax and enjoy Jazz groups at Best Cafe
  • Or just go to AMUSE restaurant directly.

We have made special arrangement with VMFA membership management for the participants who are not current members to become members ($65.00 /yr per couple) and start accruing membership benefits immediately. You can become a member at the membership desk.

  • Free Admission to Special Exhibitions
  • Free Parking
  • 10% Discount at Gift shop and Food at Restaurants
  • Preview Days
  • Discounts for classes and programs
  • Monthly Magazine
  • Travel Opportunities

For more details please visit

For car pooling arrangements, members who cannot drive at night call Bal Dighe.

Please sign up at our monthly meeting on Dec 4, 2014 or call Bal Dighe (804-639-6960). Call now and secure your reservation.

ROMEO - Belle Vie European Bistro

Posted September 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM
Belle Vie Logo

The first ROMEO of the BRMC Fall season has been arranged for Tuesday, September 17 at the four star rated:

BELLE VIE European Bistro
1244 Alverser Plaza, Midlothian

The Details:

  • We meet at 6:00 p.m. in the private dining room for the social hour with pay as we consume cocktails.
  • At 7:00 we are seated for dinner, individually ordering from the full menu. (Gluten Free and Vegetarian Menu also available -- see your server)
  • An 18% gratuity will be added to your check.
  • Pay individually or by couple with cash or credit card.
  • A BRMC tradition: Your guests will be welcome.
  • Reservations will be accepted on a first come basis by email to: Bal Dighe at or phone: (804) 639-6960 Reservations must be received no later than: Friday, September 13

ROMEO, Made in Asia

Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Bal Dighe, our Social committee vice-chair, has arranged a very special ROMEO event as we head into the club's summer hiatus ... a wonderful prixe fix dinner at the near-by Made in Asia -- in Hancock Village, off of Hull Street Road. See the attached special menu -- presented in two forms of transmission for your convenience.

The special price for this event will be $22 per person -- including the standard tax and 18% gratuity.

The details: We meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24 at Made in Asia for the social hour, with pay as you consume drinks. We are seated for dinner at 6:30, ordering our choices from these offerings.

Individual checks may be paid by cash or credit card.

Reservations must be received before Friday, June 21 -- by email or phone to Bal Dighe -- --- 804-639-6960.

ROMEO, June 25th at Bonefish Grill

Posted June 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM
Bonefish Grill

Following the success of our great picnic during May, we are heading to our local Bonefish Grill on Hull Street Road.

ON MONDAY, JUNE 25, '12 for our next ROMEO -- Retired Outstanding Men (with their ladies & guests) Eating Out

We meet in the bar/ lounge at 5:30 p.m. for our Social Hour, enjoying Happy Hour prices:

  • House Wines @ $3.
  • Draft Beer @ $1 off
  • and most Liquors @ 1/2 price
You can either pay as you order or have the bar bill added, using your name tag, to your dinner check.

At 6:30, we head into a reserved section of the dining room; seating is random. We will order from either the regular menu -- which is too lengthy to detail here -- or a list of the Special Selections for that week.

Here is a brief summary of the selections offered, subject to their fresh availability:

  • Gulf Grouper
  • Chilean Sea Sea Bass
  • Norwegian Salmon
  • Longfin Tilapia
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Snake River Rainbow Trout
  • Cold Water Lobster Tails
  • Lily's Chicken
  • Fontina Chop
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Filet Mignon
  • Scampi Topped with Sirloin Steak
  • and much more, Grilled, Sauteed or Baked.

This busy and very popular restaurant must limit us to forty (40) guest spaces. We will take reservations on a first come, first served basis. Email your request to or call Lou at 744-4517, no later than Friday, June 22.

If you later find that you must cancel, PLEASE let us know so that we may accommodate those on a Waiting List.

As always, our individual checks will include an 18% pre-tax gratuity, and may be paid by cash or credit card, with cash preferred for speedier check-out.

ROMEO (Retired Outstanding Men Eating Out) - with our ladies and guests - is back for 2012!!

Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Your tireless Scout Team has been busy, and has made a unanimous "thumbs-up!! selection that many know so well -- Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern -- in the 250 year old historic landmark at 1352 Sycamore Square in Midlothian.

The date is Monday, March 19, 2012. We start at 6:00 p.m. with the traditional Social Hour with the special price for Cocktails at $4, and Wine at $3 per glass. These prices continue through dinner, and will be included in your final tab.

This fixed price dinner is all inclusive at $26.95 per person and starts at 7:00 p.m.

We begin with Crab Louie's famous homemade relishes and sweet breads, and continue with your individual selections, made at the table from the following special menu.


Caesar Salad: Hearts of Romaine, Parmesan cheese & croutons, or Mixed Greens with your choice of dressing.

Appetizer Selection:

Clam Chowder Soup
A northeastern favorite perfected in the old South, Sea clams, bacon, herbs & spices in a cream based chowder.

Entree Selection:

  1. Fresh Fish Selections
    Chef's choice from our current fresh catch
  2. Fried Shrimp
    Gulf shrimp lightly breaded and golden fried
  3. Seafood Au Gratin
    Fresh Virginia Crabmeat, Sea Scallops and Gulf Shrimp in a Classic Sherry Cream Sauce, topped with Harvarti Cheese
  4. Southwest Chicken
    Boneless Chicken Spice Rubbed and Grilled, Southwest Remoulade
  5. Filet Mignon (at an additional $2 per individual order.)
    Eight ounce cut, grilled to your perfection

All entrees include a Baked Potato and Chef's Choice of vegetables.

Dessert Selection:

Chocolate Praline Sunday, or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Raspberry Sorbet.

Non-Alcohol beverages and coffee are also served at no additional charge.

The Details: Space is limited to the first 40 reservations received by email to Lou at or by phone - 744-4517, no later than Thursday, March 15.

Any cancellations must be made before that date.

Individual tabs will include cocktail hour and dinner alcohol charges (and the $2 Filet Mignon addition if selected) plus Gratuity of 18% and county tax. Payment will be accepted by credit card or cash.

A Special feature for those who prefer not to drive after dark: Include that when making your reservations, and we will try to match you up with those who volunteer to share their ride.

Volunteers Drivers Needed: Please include your availability when making your reservations.

See you there!!

ROMEO at Angela's Ristorante - Monday, September 13th

Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM



Serving Richmond since 1984
425 Ridge Road - Tuckahoe Shopping Center

Normally closed on Mondays, Chef Michael and staff have agreed to open on Monday, September 13, exclusively for our RETIRED OUTSTANDING MEN EATING OUT -- with their Ladies and Guests, event.

We start at 6:00 p.m. with a pay as you go, social - cocktail hour. Dinner at 7:00. Order AT THE TABLE from the full Menu. Individual checks will include tax and the standard 18% gratuity, and may be payed by Credit Card, Cash, or Personal Check.

Where do we begin in describing ANGELA's extensive Menu, which is offered in its entirety for our ROMEO!!

Let us summarize this way:

  • Antipasti: 9 choices, ranging from Mozzarella Sticks at 6.95 through Escargot at $8.95 to Chef Michael's Seafood Appetizer at 12.95.
  • Salads: 5 options - from a House at 3.95 to a large Antipasto at 10.95.
  • House Specialties: 15, with 5 Chicken dishes at 17.95, six Veal selections at 22.95, and three Osso Buco (Marinara, Florentine, Marsala) (and maybe a fourth - Cognac - as a special) each at 23.95. All House Specialties served with a House Salad or Side Pasta.
  • Seafood and Pasta Entrees: 19 choices, from Mussels Marinara at 18.95 to Sauteed Shrimp and Jumbo Lump Crab meat at 28.95. Selections include Baby Clams, Calamari, Salmon, and Scallops. All Seafood and Pasta Entrees served with a House Salad.
  • Fresh Fish on the Grill: 4 - Flounder, Wild Salmon, Rockfish, or Tuna at 22.95 to24.95 Add your choice of six Sauce Variations/Sides at 2.00 Sides - Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Spinach, Broccoli or Pasta
  • Signature Entrees: 7 choices: ranging from Stuffed Veal Chop, or Steak and Crab, each at 36.95, to Lobster Ravioli at 26.95. All Signature Entrees served with a House Salad.
  • Italian Specialties: 9 options, from Cheese Ravioli at 12.95 to Eggplant Ala Angela at 15.95.
  • Italian Pastas: with 9 varieties of sauce 11.95 to 13.95 Dolce (Dessert):Finish your repast with a selection from several Italian Delights at Half Price -- $4.50


It will be the rare diner at Angela's who does not ask to have his/her leftovers packed to take home, to enjoy another great dining experience the next day.



Driving directions from Brandermill

Get to and go north on Courthouse Road, crossing Midlothian Parkway onto Huguenot Road. Continue to and cross the Huguenot Bridge, to a left turn at the first traffic light, onto River Road. Continue to a right turn onto Ridge Road, at the traffic light just before the large Church. Proceed about 1/2 mile to the ample parking in the Tuckahoe Shopping Center lot on your right. Angela's is next to Pleasant's Hardware.

Special Offer to those unable to drive home after dark: Tell us your need when making your reservation, and we will attempt to match you with one of those who has volunteered to share a ride. Volunteers needed: Let us know your availability and the number you may accommodate.