The southern-inspired restaurant from former Lemaire chef Walter Bundy opened its doors to diners Tuesday evening.
Shagbark, the new southern-focused restaurant from former Lemaire chef Walter Bundy, opened its doors to diners Tuesday evening. The restaurant, located in the Libbie Mill shopping center near the former home of Southern Season, features locally-sourced ingredients from Richmond and the surrounding area.
A preview of the menu, from Richmond Magazine’s Stephanie Breijo:
Helmed by Bundy, whose decades-long dream of owning a restaurant finally comes to fruition next week, Shagbark celebrates the Commonwealth’s bounty via menu peppered with names of local purveyors such as Urban Choice Mushrooms and Manakintowne Specialty Growers. Priced between $8 and $30, the dishes invoke classic Southern cuisine — grits, country ham, buttermilk dressing — with skilled technique that elevates dishes so simple as Vidalia onion bisque. (Do not overlook or underestimate this one; it is a dish worth ordering many times over, woefully unavailable by the bucket.)
Shagbark is located at 4901 Libbie Mill E. Boulevard, Suite 175. To make a reservation, call 804.358.7424.
Photo: Brandon MacConnel