Five Finds on Friday: Brian Helleberg

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Today’s picks come from Brian Helleberg, the chef who owns Fleurie and Petit Pois. Next week Fleurie is participating in Charlottesville Restaurant Week, which is an excellent chance to try a three-course menu of Fleurie’s modern French cuisine for just $36. Photo courtesy Charlottesville29 Today’s picks come from Brian Helleberg, the chef who owns Fleurie and Petit Pois. Next week Fleurie is participating in Charlottesville Restaurant Week, which is an excellent chance to try a three-course menu of Fleurie’s modern French cuisine for just $36. Photo courtesy Charlottesville29

On Fridays, we feature five finds selected by local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Brian Helleberg, the chef who owns Fleurie and Petit Pois. Next week Fleurie is participating in Charlottesville Restaurant Week, which is an excellent chance to try a three-course menu of Fleurie’s modern French cuisine for just $36.  Menu here. Helleberg’s picks:

1) Marrow from Ham Hocks from The Rock Barn. “To have Ben Thompson working his craft in Nelson County is a local foodie’s dream realized.”

2) Nachos at Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie. “I got tricked into ordering these one time and I barely saved room for the pizza.”

3) Beef from Wolf Creek Farm. “Richard Bean once said to me: ‘John Whiteside is about the best grass farmer I’ve ever seen.’  That’s good enough for me. My favorite is the bone-in rib steak.”

4) Datil con tocino at MAS. “The fact that Tomas is a vocal leader and supporter of the City Schoolyard Garden makes these taste even better.”

5) Eight Point IPA from Devil’s Backbone. “I often tell people that I’m heading up to Wintergreen to do some skiing but I usually don’t make it past the brewery.”

Image courtesy Charlottesville29. The Charlottesville 29 is a publication that asks, if there were just 29 restaurants in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29? Follow along with regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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