Media tour and chef showcase at Rocca Bar Ristorante scheduled for July 27

Lexington, Va. — Rocca Bar Ristorante is hosting a facility tour and chef showcase for members of the media on Monday, July 27 from 1:30-3 p.m. The event, which will feature free tastings of select menu items, will be led by Chef Michael Hinrichs, executive chef of Rocca, and Sean Taylor, general manager of the Robert E. Lee Hotel. Media are limited to two representatives per outlet or publication.

Rocca Bar Ristorante is located on the second floor of the Robert. E. Lee Hotel overlooking Lexington’s Main Street and offers a lively and informal atmosphere. The space is complemented by Chef Michael’s Italian creations.

This tour is a special event for media representatives only. The event will kick off with light refreshments and brief opening remarks by Sean Taylor followed by the showcase of Chef Michael’s favorite dishes, all of which are seasonally available at the restaurant. Tours of the Robert E. Lee Hotel, which received a complete renovation in 2014, will be available after the event.

Following are noteworthy facts about Rocca Bar Ristorante.

  • The restaurant opened in October 2014 as part of the Robert E. Lee Hotel renovation.
  • The restaurant is owned by Ugo Benincasa and managed by Up to Par Management, LLC.
  • Chef Michael Hinrichs has been the executive chef since the restaurant opened and offers seventeen years of experience.
  • The restaurant is known for its expansive outdoor seating, authentic Italian cuisine, and unique happy hour offerings.

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