Archives for April 2010

June 3rd Meeting

Posted April 14, 2010 at 9:21 PM
Cheryl Jackson, Executive Director, Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, will be the special guest speaker at the June 3rd meeting of the Brandermill Region Men’s Club in the Brandermill Church at 10:00 a.m.

The Commission is the legislative body charged with planning the statewide commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. As Executive Director, Cheryl’s duties include planning and implementation of Commission programs, activities, and meetings; oversight of a multi-million dollar budget and fundraising initiatives; serving as Commission liaison on the local, state and national levels; and supervision of public relations and marketing.

In addition, Cheryl has worked with the Virginia General Assembly for over 20 years, and is a section manager at the Division of Legislative Services and staffs the House and Senate Rules committees during session. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Public Administration, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Game, June 8th

Posted April 8, 2010 at 5:31 AM
THE DATE -- Tuesday, June 8, 2010. THE PLACE -- The completely refurbished THE DIAMOND.

Jules has done it again -- he has developed a fun and unique way to introduce us to the area' newest attraction, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The team is the Double A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, and has a roster loaded with talented youngsters only a step awe from the Major Leagues. You will remember our guest speaker for the January breakfast meeting, Todd "Parney" Parnell, V.P. & COO of the Squirrels.

The fun and unique way: we start with a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet (ribs, hot dogs, ribs, burgers, ribs, salads, ribs, soft drinks, did I mention ribs? and more) in the BRMC special picnic area, and following the ballgame, we enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.

You will want to invite your friends, neighbors, wife, kids, grandkids, to this great time at the bargain price of just $30 per person for your reserved seat, the buffet, and the fireworks show following a great ballgame.

Reservations are not refundable, and MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 7, 2010, to allow purchase of the block of Reserved seats.

To save the high cost of chartering a bus for the short trip to the Diamond, the bus and driver waiting time, and the short return trip, we will meet at Market Square at 5:15 p.m. and form car-pools to the BRMC picnic area for the buffet.

If you do not wish to drive, please check the box on the reservation form to that effect, and we will attempt to provide transportation from among those who have volunteered to share a ride.

Questions??? Call Jules at 608-1261

Print out the registration form, complete it, and mail with your check to:

Jules Roinnel, 14010 Summercliff Terrace, Chesterfield, VA 23832

ROMEO at Sensi, April 27th

Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Located in the chic, urban landscape of Tobacco Row, this ROMEO selection brings a new face to Richmond fine dining. It's sensual and sophisticated with a hint of affectation. Every aspect, from decor to course presentation, appeals to the sense of artistry. It is appropriately named -- SENSI -- the Italian word for Senses.

SENSI's contemporary Italian menu caters to the sense of imagination. Antipastos and entrees subtly absorb flavors from across the globe ... the intriguing cuisine and unique sensuality will sharpen your sense of taste.

We have arranged for our next ROMEO event, on Tuesday, April 27, a special Prix Fixe Menu of Three Courses at $28. per person.

The details .....

We start at 6:00 p.m. with drinks in the bar area -- with Happy Hour pricing from 5:00 to 7:00 -- then we move to the dining area at 7:00 for dinner.

The Prix Fixe Menu ... All Your Choices will be Made at the Table.

First Course -- your choice of the following:

  • Lobster Soup with Crab and Chive Oil
  • Portobello with Warm Mozzarella and Prosciutto
  • Eggplant Marinara Warm Goat Cheese and Fresh Basil

Second Course -- your choice of:

  • Risotto of th Day -- a Special Preparation Each Day, your server will have the day's selection.
  • Fresh Fish of the Day -- Lemon Caper Beurre Noir
  • Eggplant Puttanesca -- Lightly Breaded Eggplant Marinara, Olives, Capers, Baked with Mozzarella
  • Handmade Gnocchi and Sausage -- Gnocchi, Italian Sausage, Marinara, Basil, Touch of Cream
  • Tenderloin Medallions -- Roasted Shallot Sauce and Braised Carrots
  • Pan Roasted Rosemary Chicken -- Mushrooms, Pancetta and Roasted Shallot Sauce.

Third Course -- A Special Treat, a Combination of Two Great Desserts --

  • Warm Chocolate Torte with Chantilly Cream AND Cognac Creme Profiterole and Budino with Mixed Berry Compote

Buon Appetito !!

SENSI is located in the Tobacco Row District of Richmond at 2222 E. Cary Street. Parking is FREE in the large, paved lot directly across from the restaurant.

Individual checks will include any bar charges incurred during the social hour and during dinner, as well as the tax and gratuity, and may be paid with cash or credit card. Happy Hour pricing ends at 7:00.

Reservations must be received before Friday, April 23 by calling Lou (744-4517) or by email --