Plated Masterpieces: Maple & Pine, Richmond
One of the things that made Quirk Hotel such an appealing selection for our staycation was its proximity to so many of our favorite Richmond eateries. We had every intention of checking in, having one cocktail at the famed lobby bar and then heading out for dinner. However, all it took was one glance at Maple & Pine’s menu for us to decide to stay in the lobby for dinner.
It’s not surprising that such a design forward hotel, the brain child of noted art gallery owners, would serve dishes almost too beautiful to eat! Maple & Pine features New American cuisine by noted chef David Dunlap. Every dish on the menu sounded mouthwatering and the cocktail list was equally impressive!
Since the menu is ever changing, I won’t get your hopes up with any recommended dishes. I will suggest that you do as we did and listen to the knowledgeable staff, they won’t lead you astray. From the craft cocktail list, I strongly recommend beginning your evening with the restaurant’s signature cocktail, the Ms. Crenshaw.
Our dinner was so delicious that we decided to enjoy brunch/lunch there the next day as well. The lunch menu has an impressive array of options from light to hardy and they even offer mimosas with their signature draft Prosecco!
No matter what meal you are hoping to enjoy next time you’re in Richmond, Virginia, you should make your way to Maple & Pine!
During my stay I learned that Maple & Pine gets its name from the floors in the original 1916 building that now houses Quirk Hotel. The building was originally a department store with beautiful heart pine flooring on all floors but the fifth, the men’s department, where the floors were done in maple.