Indoor dining, private event space, and expanded menu.
UPPERVILLE, VA — After operating as a full-service catering and event company since 2013, and opening the Market at Bluewater Kitchen in 2019, the farm-to-table establishment is answering the call of the community with requested expansions and enhancements to their operation. These include additional on-site dining, a more diverse menu offering, and easier shopability of curated goods, including high quality seafood and meats, plus other ways to experience the combined cutlery and hospitality talents of the Bluewater Kitchen team.
The Market’s second floor houses a newly renovated indoor dining space. The casual operation offers hot lunch Tuesdays through Sundays with limited service, and transforms into a quaint, full-service restaurant for dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays. On-site guests dine with real china, silver, and glassware, and can now experience alcoholic beverage pairings with the meals, highlighting partnerships with local vineyards and breweries. Wine and beer may be consumed on the main Market property, which includes the front patio and upper floor. New highlights off the menu include:
Oysters on the Half Shell
pickled pearl onion, mignonette, fennel
chef’s choice, grilled, seasonal vegetable, sauce robért
Chickpea Tart (V)
spring vegetables, baba ghanoush, tomato, garlic
The neighboring cobblestone building, formerly housing the Market’s selections of fresh caught seafood and local meats, is now available to rent as a private event space, in addition to seating Market patrons who choose to dine on-site. The space has a total capacity of 50 for social style receptions, and 40 for sit-down dinners, making it the perfect intimate, boutique space for engagement parties, baby showers, milestone events, corporate luncheons, or private dinners. Food and beverage minimums required to reserve the space vary seasonally. When not occupied, the space will house Bluewater Kitchen’s full-service event headquarters and rental studio, and be utilized for Market events, such as Sunday Supper Clubs and other culinary experiences with hyper-local partners.
In conjunction with the Market’s expansions, the business is refocusing its product line of locally sourced, high-quality goods. Keeping customer at the forefront of the remodel, the storefront will flow to create a cohesive shopping list for each customer. Entertaining needs, breakfast staples, fresh produce, prepared meals and beverage pairings, and fresh caught seafood and local meats are all offerings of the Market, which are now more easily accessible to shoppers in the main Market building.
By embracing the community’s requests with these enhancements, the Market is ready to better serve Upperville and the surrounding area. Marketing Manager Sabrina Trout raves about the new additions: “After watching Bluewater grow throughout the past year, it’s beyond exciting to see the fully realized vision of an elevated, daily farmer’s market come to fruition. You can really shop, dine, and support your community all in one place, and that’s the Market at Bluewater Kitchen.”
The Market at Bluewater Kitchen
9036 John S. Moseby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184
Photos courtesy of Sabrina Trout.
Posted: April 10, 2023