Thyme out: Four-course fundraiser

dish-takethymeWomen’s Health Virginia is holding its annual Take Thyme for Women’s Health dinner and silent auction this Thursday, October 21, at Keswick Hall. The fundraising event features a four-course feast, with each course created by a different area chef and paired with wine from a local vintner. The silent auction will include artwork by local artists and merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses and personal service providers.

This year, it looks like they have an impressive line-up of chefs, inlcuding Amalia Scatena of Keswick Hall (a venue just named the #1 small resort in America by Cond© Nast Traveler), Alex Montiel of Brasserie Montiel, Angelo Vangelopolous of The Ivy Inn, and Jenny Peterson of Paradox Pastry. Featured wines will be from Bradford Reed Wines, Gabriele Rausse Winery, Montfair Vineyard, and Thibaut-Janisson Winery, with folks from each winery on hand to discuss their selections.

“We value the great support we receive from this community and are happy to have new and old friends enjoy wonderful food and wine while they contribute to our efforts,” said Mimi Bender, CEO of Women’s Health Virginia. “We appreciate the generous participation of the chefs, restaurants, wineries, and silent auction donors that will make Take Thyme for Women’s Health memorable.”

The reception begins at 6:30pm with dinner seating  at 7pm. Individual tickets are $95, patron tickets are $150, and sponsor tickets are $250. (Payment per ticket in excess of $50 is tax-deductible). Reservations can be made by mail, with payment by credit card or check payable to Women’s Health Virginia, at 1924 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 203, Charlottesville 22903, online at, or by phone at 434-220-4500.