The small staff of 2 at First Colony, were quiet and seemed shy at first but became more engaging as our visit lengthened. They gave us some maps of downtown Charlottesville and suggested some dinner spots before closing up for the night, leaving us on the back deck to enjoy the evening with our wine. The back deck was very surrounded by woods, more dense than the usual Virginia kind that reminded me of being in the mountains of Idaho or Northern California. It was a nice peaceful evening and after we finished enjoying the quiet we took the recommendation to try Shebeen, a South African restaurant. It was amazing! We loved it! It was just across the street from the Omni and the downtown mall. After dinner we meandered the mall, saw some interesting art display with live moths and caught a few songs by Dave Matthews carried out from the amphitheater. It was a perfect way to close our long day.
|2008 Merlot, juicy with a raspberry nose|
|Back porch views|