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Varia has the distinct honor of inviting you to attend a 5-Course wine dinner with Master Sommelier, Geoff Kruth.

Meet & Greet & Cocktail Hour - 6:30 PM

The evening will begin with a meet & greet and cocktail hour at 6:30 PM. Seize the opportunity to get the very best recommendations for your holiday wine collections from a Master Sommelier. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase on site.

Dinner - 7:30 PM

Our 5-course wine dinner will follow at 7:30 PM featuring wines from Geoff's wine label, Lost and Found Wines and an exceptional 5-course menu designed by Executive Chef, Fabio Capparelli.


Course 1

Sea Urchin Pie
Caviar | Shiso Leaf

Lost & Found Chardonnay, The Nines Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain 2017


Course 2

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

Arugula | Roasted Artichoke | Pearl Onion | Cornichons | Aioli | Parmesan

Lost & Found Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA 2014


Course 3

Charred Octopus Cassoulet

Guanciale | Blood Orange | Fennel Pollen | Kale

Lost & Found Rhone-Style Blend, CA 2016


Course 4
Grilled Lamb Chop

Kombocha Squash | Natural Demi-Glace

Lost & Found Syrah, The Nines Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain CA 2017


Course 5
Chocolate Cake “PB&J”

Luxardo Cherry Crema | Whipped Peanut Butter

Lost & Found Pinot Noir, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County CA 2017

About Geoff

Graduating from Sonoma State University with a degree in computer science, Geoff Kruth moved to Silicon Valley to pursue a career in the ever-burgeoning tech industry. By proximity alone, wine became a hobby, then a passion, and finally a career change, with Kruth enrolling at the International Culinary Center (then the French Culinary Institute) in New York. Before returning to California, Kruth became assistant wine director at Balthazar in Manhattan, overseeing the entirety of their extensive, high-profile wine program. With mentors like Fred Dame and Chris Goodhart behind him, Kruth rose quickly, and in 2008 became one of less than 150 people who (at the time) had earned the title Master Sommelier.

A 2009 StarChefs Napa-Sonoma Rising Star and now a wine director at the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Forestville, California, Kruth has also been the wine consultant for the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Hawaii for several years. As chief operating officer for the nonprofit Guild of Sommeliers, Kruth helped found the annual “Top Somm” competition, furthering the Guild’s mission of advancing wine culture a fun, professional edge. You may also recognize Geoff from the popular Netflix documentary, SOMM.


Wine Class:

Monday, December 2 | 6:30p

Join us for the first Monday of every month for a series of wine education classes hosted by Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN Sommelier, Matthew Emborski. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a newbie, this class is open to all wine enthusiasts.



The Art Of Wine

Thursdays 5-7p

Join us every week in the Wine Studio at Varia as we sip, savor and explore the world of wine. Each week is a different theme. This event is FREE to attend, and only $15 to enjoy wine tastings and small bites.


Live Music

Nightly at Varia

At Downtown Norfolk's only piano bar, live performances occur nightly at Varia featuring local entertainers as well as specially invited guest musicians.

wine in glass

Happy Hour

Monday Through Friday 5pm-7pm
With our 24-bottle cruvinet and plush atmosphere in the Wolf Lounge, Varia features one of the area's best happy hours with wine and small plate specials every weekday.

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Open 7 Days a Week

Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. to close

Sunday Hours

Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

100 East Main Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510