Mashita will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their food as well as wine from 10 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Voted Best Food Truck 2014-2016 & 2018
Readers of the Daily News Record and Rocktown Weekly agree: Mashita means Delicious!

Winner: Best Food Truck in Shenandoah region by Virginia Living Magazine 2017 & 2018

Mashita features Korean inspired dishes that accommodate all; including those with gluten-free & vegetarian preferences.

Smiley's Ice Cream | 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival Culinary Pairing

Smiley’s Ice Cream will be joining us this year at the August 5, 2018 Wine and Oyster Festival On Sunny Slope Farm in support of the Artisan Center of Virginia. Come on out to taste their ice cream as well as wine from 11 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

Traditional ice cream, or “porch ice cream” as we like to refer to it, is at the heart of what we do. It’s the ice cream many people grew up making on their porches at home with lots of ice and salt and their own homemade recipes. Ice cream that focuses on quality ingredients and flavor, and is not as concerned with how much overrun (air) is in the ice cream. After all, air has no flavor the last time I checked.

We began with the simple idea that we would make our ice cream the same way I grew up making it as a kid on my parent’s back porch. So we did, putting flavor and quality ingredients at the forefront, and it became a popular hit that developed into a mobile business. We could make the flavors of ice cream that customers wanted, the old fashioned way, with original wooden bucket ice cream freezers and only the freshest ingredients right at their event in a 12′ enclosed trailer that’s regulated and inspected by the health department.

In the winter of 2015, we added a new 20′ trailer to our business that allows us to make our great recipes in commercial modern batch freezers. This allows us to use the same great recipes that our customers have come to love, make any quantity of ice cream that our customers want, make bulk quantities of ice cream at an affordable cost, and allows us to operate our business in a more environmentally friendly way as the new batch freezers don’t create the salt water waste that is created in making the ice cream the traditional way.

Our newest trailer allows us to bring the services of an ice cream shop right to the customers location. It was designed with the customer in mind, as we have learned a lot since 2001 about what customers want. We can serve from the trailer, or lay down the back of the trailer to bring the equipment into the event that we’re serving at. We can serve 800 people down to 50 people from the same trailer.

In the summer of 2017 we opened our first brick and mortar ice cream shop. This shop will provides us with a retail and wholesale store, a stable environment to produce our great ice cream, indoor and outdoor seating for customers, and adequate freezer and refrigerator storage for our products and supplies. Our shop space is still a “work in progress” as we continue to add products and services that our customers are requesting.

Our business will now offer both the reliability of a storefront and the services that only a mobile ice cream trailer can offer. It’s this flexibility, and love of making great quality ice cream, that backs our motto of “Bringing happiness to you one scoop at a time!”

Bazzle’s Bakery will be serving up all kinds of chocolate and sweet treats to pair with the wonderful Virginia Wines that will be at the Wine Festival.

Dayton Tavern loves to serve food to people who understand the importance of “Breaking Bread”. Where you eat together as a celebration of the gift of life and importance of positive relationships with people from all walks of life. I want to be able to serve food that makes people smile. Food that brings back a memory of a dish served by grandma or something you had on vacation…the BEST thing you ever ate! Most people who have an appreciation for food have that connection with stimulating all of the senses. I’m not talking about just the taste and texture of the meal, but if there is music or art or is it paired with a great wine or just a nice glass of lemonade…the experience is exponential! That is why we are excited about being part of the wine festival.

Dayton Tavern will be serving charcuterie boards that feature local and Italian cheeses.

 

We offer the the best tasting oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Our Big Island Oysters are grown on a beautiful, pristine body of water nestled between the York River, the Mobjack Bay and Myrtle Point Narrows.

Big Island is where a community of watermen lived and worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Professional oyster tasters refer to these oysters as the “quintessential oyster”; the perfect blend of salty, sweet and buttery.  Perfect for any occasion.

Bella Festa!

Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza

Our fully restored 1950s classic truck, complete with wood-fired oven will add a unique element to the wine festival.

BELLA LUNA WOOD-FIRED PIZZA 

Neopolitan-inspired pizza made with 100% organic, unbleached wheat flour

Margherita

tomato puree, house mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil

Sopressata

Italian style salami, tomato puree, mozzarella, oregano

Sausage

house fennel sausage, spicy marinara, caramelized onions

Simple Cheese

tomato puree, house mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil

Olivia

spicy marinara, red onion, Kalamata olives, capers, parsley, mozzarella

BELLA GELATO HAND-CRAFTED SORBETTO

Choose from: 
Fresh Lemon, Lavender Prosecco, Local Melon, or Cucumber Lime Mojito