On Sunday afternoon, RVA Elites and guests were given the star treatment at Yelp's Elite Estilo Preview & Toast BDay Bash! The newest venture from Jessica and Josh Bufford, Estilo features South and Central American cuisine that'll make you drool. The restaurant officially opened for business on Monday night, so Elites were given a taste of the highly anticipated spot before the "open" sign was officially turned on! As if previewing Estilo wasn't enough of a treat, we were also spoiled with tastes from Toast, it's sister restaurant known for mouth-watering gastropub fare and wine on tap. Estilo's opening coincides with the one-year anniversary of Toast, so our event celebrated two culinary birthdays. The food and beverages flowed, while the interior design details made our jaws drop. "What an awesome event!" raves James M. A smashing success, indeed.
From Toast's truffled popcorn, veggie club, and Moroccan Sloppy Joseph sliders to Estilo's scallop jicama cebiche, duck confit pozolé, charquicán topped with poached egg, and a trio of salsas, the bangin' bites ensured that no one left hungry. According to Kelly C, the duck pozolé is "the most wonderful duck and broth ever tasted," while the scallop cebiche is "seriously superb, with a texture I can only describe as elegant." And the signature cuzco cocktail with pisco, aperol, grapefruit, and lemon was the perfect pairing for the palate pleasers. Elizabeth F loved that the "offerings had a bit of what makes Toast great and what will make Estilo an exciting addition to Richmond's dining scene." Two amazing cuisines rolled into one event!
Jeff Y takes the words right out of our mouth: "It felt so VIP to be
able to experience the restaurant before it officially opened! It was so
clear that Jessica and Josh are super passionate about their
restaurants." A huge thanks to Jessica, Josh, and the entire Estilo and Toast team for being such fantastic hosts! And shout out to Jamie Fleeman Photography for capturing the event on camera.
Until next time, See You On Yelp,
Jamie D with owners Josh & Jessica Bufford
Yelp Richmond Community Manager