Chef – Larry Blevins-Bellido – [email protected]
Chef Larry is an army brat, originally from Central Louisiana. He grew up with the kitchen being the meeting spot for all familial events, with the person in front of the stove garnering the most attention. It was this drive for attention that lead him to Culinary school, where he found he had a desire to share his flavors with everyone. His inspiration comes from his mother and Nana, who always made scratch dinners, regardless of the days trials. The kitchen is a place of love, a vessel to bond, and a source of nourishment, not just for the tummy but for the soul as well.
Sous Chef – Lis Maldonado
I’m originally from Guatemala, where I woke up every day eager to explore my passion for the culinary arts. I have been in Alexandria since 2016 working as a cheesemonger and chef at Society Fair until it closed in 2019, and now continuing my food studies at both Revel and Unwined. Family is the center of my world, and when I’m not at work, I have my three children, two sisters, nieces and nephews by my side. You’ll find me five days a week in our cheese village reading about and tasting everything I can so that I can make your family’s table the most delicious and artistic experience.
Proprietor – Vanessa Moore – [email protected] or [email protected]
Vanessa Moore is a community-focused entrepreneur originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who relocated to Northern Virginia in 1999 after completing undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University. Today, she is the sole owner of two Alexandria based wine stores and now, Revel, just two miles south of Old Town. Established and rebranded in 2004, Unwined has been recognized by Eric Asimov as a New York Times top “Pick for your Local Wine Shop.” Vanessa holds certifications with the Court of Master Sommeliers and Italian Wine Professionals. Her passion for educating and caring for people through the enjoyment of wine is supported by her husband of 15 years and their three four-legged children.