Archives for September 2013

2013 Fall Picnic

Posted September 28, 2013 at 2:31 PM


The date is Thursday, October 24th (Rain Date: Wednesday, October 30.) at 3:00 p.m., at the Sunday Park Pavilion.

This event will be "semi-catered," at a cost of $12 per person, and will feature on site caterer prepared Burgers & Brates, with all the trimmings, plus wine, beer, soft drinks & water, and some chips. Attendees are asked to bring his/her choice of any one of the following three:

  1. an Hors d'oeuvre
  2. a salad or vegetable
  3. a dessert


Bal Dighe will be taking your paid reservations, to be received before Saturday, October 20, at 6112 Duck Cove Place, Midlothian, VA 23112. Click here for the reservation form.

Visit Virginia’s Wine Country with the Brandermill Men’s Club

Posted September 9, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Visit Virginia’s Wine Country with the Brandermill Men’s Club Thursday

Come join your Brandermill friends on this exciting day tour into Virginia’s Wine Country. Few regions throughout the world offer the soil characteristics, climate and unique growing conditions so essential to the production of premium wines like those in Virginia. Early settlers started Virginia’s wine tradition in 1609 and today’s wines number in the hundreds and regularly receive accolades from major publications and international wine competitions.

Perhaps the most well known vineyard in central Virginia is the Barboursville Vineyards. These internationally recognized vineyards are located on 830 acres of beautiful rolling hills near the Blue Ridge Mountains. What makes this winery unique is its location - the Barboursville Ruins, a Virginia Historic Landmark. Preserved after its destruction by fire in 1884, Barboursville was one of the largest and finest residences in the region. This plantation home was designed by Thomas Jefferson for his friend and Governor of Virginia, James Barbour. Learn the unique history of Barboursville as you tour the winery.

You are in for a special luncheon treat at The Bavarian Chef - a renowned German restaurant located just south of Culpeper that brings a little “Bavaria to the Blue Ridge.” Entrees include such choices as Mandel Schnitzel (pork tenderloins coated with almonds, served in a strawberry gin sauce), or Wiener Schnitzel (scallops of veal, hand breaded, sauteed and served in a burgundy sauce), Rainbow Trout, Bavarian Sausage Platter - just to name a few of their delicious dinners choices.

After lunch visit Horton’s Cellars. Here you will taste nationally acclaimed wines in this old world Tudor winery. This winery received over 100 medals in 1998 and has over 25 wines to delight the palate.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation Tour and Tasting at Barboursville Vineyard and Horton’s Cellars.
  • Lunch at the Bavarian Chef Bottled water aboard the coach Tax & Gratuity for lunch Driver Gratuity.
  • Total Cost Per Person: $96.00.
  • Please make check payable to SignaTours and Mail by Sept. 20 to:
    Bal Dighe
    6112 Duck Cove Road
    Midlothian, VA 23112
    (804) 639-6960


  • Departs: Brandermill Market Square 9:00 AM
  • Returns Brandermill Market Square 5:00 PM
  • Cancellations Made Within Three (3) Business Days of Departure Are “Non-refundable.”
  • In Addition, All Payments Are Subject to Any Non-refundable Charges Imposed by Vendors.

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