Food & Drink

Maya Chef Christian Kelly got his start at Clifton Inn, where he helped it achieve Relais & Chateaux status. Photo: Justin Ide

A happy marriage: Maya perfects Charlottesville’s signature cuisine

Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville’s original gourmand, was famous for the food served at his Monticello home, which statesman Daniel Webster said was “half Virginian, half French…in good taste and abundance.” Fast forward 200 years, and things seem very much the same in Jefferson’s hometown. Half Virginian, half French food, in good taste and abundance, is everywhere. […]