Parallel 38 to Attend SAVOR 2015

Justin Ross - Thursday, October 15, 2015
SAVOR 2015

This Saturday October 17th, 2015 PARALLEL 38 will be attending one of Virginia's most popular culinary events in Richmond Virginia called SAVOR. Guests will be pampered with fine wine, auctions, entertainment, travel and sport packages and of course gourmet dining. SAVOR was first created to honor The Doorways' 25th anniversary in 2009. The featured presenter will be Chef Jeff Corwin, host of Food Network’s primetime series Extreme Cuisine. Also in the Chef category will be Chef Bryan Voltaggio from VOLT and our very own Chef Justin Ross from PARALLEL 38.

Our signature dish will be:

 Roasted Pork Belly 
w/cipollini onions, roasted garlic, 
sumac, brandied cherry jus 
and trahana salad

Paired with: Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba
La Morra, Italy 2013

 Event Timeline

5:45 P.M. Early Bird Registration Opens

6:00 P.M. Action Stations featuring the 'Best of RVA'

6:00 P.M. Silent Auction Opens

7:30 P.M. Ball Room Opens/Action Stations Close

8:00 P.M. Welcome (Three Course Dinner & Live Auction)

10:30 P.M. Dessert Reception Opens

11:30 P.M. Good Night

Tickets are $300 

The event will be held at the 5-Star Historic Jefferson Hotel

For information click here: SAVOR 2015

Contact J.C. Poma at 

or by calling 804-828-6901 ext. 150  

Special Hours This Weekend and Groundhog's Day

Justin Ross - Friday, January 30, 2015

To properly honor Groundhog's Day, Parallel 38 will be closing at 4pm on Sunday February 1st. We will reopen on Tuesday February 3rd at 4pm for Happy Hour and regular Dinner Service. Let's see hope that furry little guy doesn't see his shadow and this cold weather leaves us soon. Cheers and we will see you for Happy Hour on Tuesday!

Parallel 38 Celebrates Anniversary, New Year's Eve!

Justin Ross - Tuesday, December 30, 2014

It's been a banner year for Parallel 38 and the Charlottesville restaurant is celebrating in a big way! 

On December 31st the Mediterranean-style eatery will host a bash celebrating New Year's Eve and the restaurant's one year anniversary.

Starting at 7:00 p.m. guests can enjoy an “unlimited mezze” dining experience.  Priced at $65/person or $120/couple (not inclusive of tax or gratuity) the menu will feature a wide array of signature dishes, fan favorites and seasonal bites.  The evening will include a complimentary Cava toast and each couple will leave with a special gift box. For reservations please email us:

Regular dinner service will be available from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm.

Reservations are highly recommended.

Happy New Year!

Parallel 38: Our First Year Thank You

Justin Ross - Thursday, November 13, 2014

Well, we’ve almost made it. The end of our first year is in sight and we figure now is as good a time as any to take stock, thank everyone for their support and take a look at what is on the horizon here at Parallel 38.

The highlight of our year was without a doubt our trip to New York and the opportunity to put on dinner at the James Beard House. That amazing experience was bookended by a couple of accomplishments, which were just as humbling. Right before we left for New York The Washington Posts' Tom Sietsema snuck into Parallel 38 with local restaurant critic C. Simon Davidson and said some kind words. Then, upon our return, we found out the community was honoring us by voting Parallel 38 the Best New Restaurant in C’villes’ annual Best of publication. Our wine list was voted runner-up to Dean Maupin and his excellent team at one of our favorite spots in town, C&O.  We can’t express the amount of gratitude we feel towards everyone who helped us make this year such a great success but we can definitely try.

First off we would like to thank the community for supporting us. We’re proud to live, work and hail from such an amazing place. (I moved out here 8 years ago to visit some family and never left, enough said.) Secondly, we would like to thank all of the fantastic local vendors that work with us from Clay and Linda at Autumn Olive to Mark at Planet Earth Diversified, James, Holly and Cassandra at Whisper Hill Farms, the Charlottesville IRC, which is doing amazing work, Gary at Twin Springs Farm, Mark at Sharondale, the fine folks from The Rock Barn and Mi Tierra.

Then we have all the fine folks that grease the social and creative wheels in the valley. Thanks to the brewers: Champion, Three Notch’d, Star Hill, Devil’s Backbone, Blue Mountain, Parkway, Old Bust Head and Hardywood. The cider makers: Dan and Tim at Potters and Diane at Foggy Ridge abd the winemakers: Early Mountain, Blenheim, Stinson, Ankida Ridge, Willowcroft and Michael Shaps. Lastly, we want to thank all of the incredibly talented people that work in the industry around town. As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and the tide is definitely rising.

Turning our attention towards the future: We’ll be continuing our Charity Cocktail program this month by donating a portion of proceeds from the sales of our Pumpkin Margarita to Hospice of the Piedmont. It is also that time of year when people might be nominating restaurants in the area for the James Beard Awards. If you are reading this hopefully you are a fan of what we do and maybe you would like to let The JBF know. Maybe someone else in the area is doing something that really excites you; let them know about that too. Keep an eye out for news on our New Years Eve/One year anniversary celebration. Again, thanks for all your support. 

We hope to see you soon.

Rocca Vineyard's Wine Tasting Dinner Thursday April 10th

Justin Ross - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On Thursday April 10th, Parallel 38 will welcome Mary Rocca, owner of Rocca Family Vineyards from Napa Valley CA for a special wine tasting dinner. Mary and her team’s limited production wines and farming practices have garnered praise from consumers & connoisseurs. Guided by the closely connected twin goals of sustainable and organic farming brings the vines into long-term natural balance with their environment, and produces intensely flavored, balanced wines that express the personality of the land that bears them.

Mary will join P38’s owner and Sommelier, Justin Ross to introduce a selection of wines from Rocca Family Vineyards.  Rocca’s wines are both highly acclaimed and sought-after. Years of accolades in the press including ratings of 94 points from Wine Enthusiast, and Double Gold Medals, have established Rocca as one of the industry’s finest wine producers, and we are very happy to have her join us.

Reserve a seat for the intimate 6-course, all-inclusive wine tasting dinner with Mary for $95 

(only 11 seats are available) wine tasting dinner will begin at 7:00 pm.

For dinner reservations or more information: contact Justin Ross at

Wednesday Wine Tasting Dinner

Justin Ross - Monday, March 03, 2014

On Wednesday, March 5th, Parallel 38 will welcome Eva Benito Perez, head winemaker for the Viña Real winery, located in the Rioja Alavesa region of Rioja, Spain for a special wine tasting dinner and happy hour event.

Viña Real was founded in 1920 by Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE), and was one of the first brands to produce age-worthy wines in the Rioja Alavesa region from Tempranillo. The wines are produced from grapes grown in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa province and boast balance and elegance while combining New World fruit intensity with Old World style.

Eva will join P38’s owner and Advanced Sommelier, Justin Ross to introduce a selection of wines from Viña Real and CVNE. CVNE is one of the most important wine producers of Spain. Founded by the Real de Asua brothers in 1879, it remains family-owned and family-run, with the latest generation committed more than ever to making great wine in meaningful quantities.

P38 is offering two ways to participate in this special event. Reserve a seat for the intimate 6-course, all-inclusive wine dinner with Eva for $95 (11 seats available) starting at 7pm or come to the happy hour event from 5-7pm to meet Eva and taste her wines, available for a discounted rate, “by-the-glass”.

The Wine Happy Hour is open to anyone but not included in the dinner and will be priced.

  • Cune Monopole White 2012 $5
  • Cune Rose 2012$5
  • Vina Real Crianza 2009$7
  • Vina Real Reserva 2007$14