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Elbys’ co-hosts Stephanie Breijo and Jason Tesauro. Photo by Jay Paul.
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The VMFA’s Leslie Cheek Theater during the awards ceremony. Photo by Jay Paul.
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Danny Finnegan, Carolyn Guilfoyle, Erin Jameson, Josh Seymour, Morgan Schauble and Will Seidensticker. Photo by Jay Paul.
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Melissa Chase (right) interviews Herb Hill and Betsy Hill. Photo by Jay Paul.
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Yolanda Lee, co-owner of Mama J’s and Tiffany Jana, founder of TMI Consulting. Photo by Paul Zayas.
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Johnny Giavos, Owen Lane and Michael Verner. Photo by Jay Paul.
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Michele Graziano and An Bui, owner of Mekong. Photo by Jay Paul.
Richmond’s dining scene was celebrated with the fifth annual Elbys, presented on Feb. 21 in a gala ceremony and reception at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The Richmond magazine event, themed “Elbys en Blanc,” drew more than 500 guests. Elbys are awarded to the metro area’s top chefs, restaurateurs, servers and purveyors (here's the complete list of winners). The Elbys are named after Paul Elbing, who oversees the French Food Festival and was longtime owner and excutive chef of La Petite France.
For even more 2016 Elbys photos, see here.