The Blue Goat restaurant in Richmond, VA features “Euro Comfort Food” or “the foods usually served in a European home setting.” The restaurant likens their fare to Mom’s meatloaf in the United States. Located at 5710 Grove Avenue, lunch and dinner are served on weekdays, with dinner only on Saturday and a Sunday brunch to round out the week.
Food is prepared “Nose to Tail” at The0 Blue Goat, meaning all parts of animals are used, and ingredients are local, or raised within 100 miles of the restaurant. Menu items include Jamerson Farm Rabbit Pate “Country Style”, Bruschetta and White Truffle honey and Braised Pig Cheeks over Pumpkin Spaetzle. Desserts are sumptuous include a Chocolate Godiva Plate, several flavors of Sorbet and even Gelato Floats.
The building that houses The Blue Goat was originally a grocery store, built in 1949. The original terrazzo floors have been restored and wood from the original ceiling was used to make the tables and chairs. The hostess stand is a drafting table built in 1925. Everything about the restaurant is nostalgic, and to the extent possible, “Green”.
The Blue Goat also features a private Chef’s Table dining room. The host of “Table 88” selects the meal, which can be from the menu or, can be left to Chef La Civita’s creative discretion. The intimate experience is the premier dining option at The Blue Goat.
It’s true that Richmond has over 900 restaurants, but only a handful make the list of favorites of the Historic Richmond Innkeepers. Put a weekend trip on the calendar in 2012 and bring your appetite. Experience The Blue Goat and all that Richmond VA has to offer!