Kraken Cakes

Kraken Cakes 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.

Kraken Cakes was started in 2015. It began as a way to spend some time with my mom, and then I realized that I love baking, decorating, and being able to feed people delicious noms.

I chose the name Kraken Cakes because I love the ocean, and mythological lore.

Not just cakes!

Kraken Cakes isn’t just for the cakes! I create different confections for all occasions and even the most important pup in your life. Check out our cakes, desserts, candies, and cupcakes. If there is something you are interested in and don’t see it, please send us an email!

We also offer cake decorating classes and a multi-use space for parties and tastings.

Created just for you

​I like to give everyone a personalized experience from the moment of contact, to ensure everything you want and need come to fruition, and exceed your expectation!

​I look forward to creating something spectacular for you!

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.

Taj of India

Taj of India 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.

WE HAVE THE BEST AUTHENTIC FOOD AROUND AND AN ATMOSPHERE TO MATCH

Try us and you’ll be convinced! Our recipes are authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh. The result? A menu that bursts with flavor.

Let’s talk service. We have it in spades. Our dedicated staff is attentive and knowledgeable. Did we mention friendly? When you dine with us, you’re always in good hands.

Stop in the next time you’re in the neighborhood and enjoy an old favorite. or, discover a new one. Either way, we’ll treat you to a dining experience that’s unparalleled.

Paella Perfecta

Paella Perfecta 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.

Unique Spanish Cuisine

Welcome to Paella Perfecta, a little corner of Spain right in the Shenandoah Valley. We’re proud to provide you with the superior service and the most authentic homemade Spanish cuisine around. Follow us on Facebook to see where our food trailer is next. We are available for private events such as wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays anniversaries, and graduations. From start to finish, you’re sure to enjoy unparalleled tapas and paella. Relax Spanish style and enjoy a dish of paella rich with the complex flavors of smoked paprika, saffron, lemon, and garlic: ¡Paella Perfecta!

We only use quality ingredients in all our dishes. The finest seafood, Pork, chicken, and produce are the keys to our Delicious Paella. You can taste t​he difference for yourself.

Family Recipe

Our story began over 25 years ago when we started cooking Paella for our friends and family. We opened our catering and food truck business with a vision to bring a new dimension to fine food in the area and elevate traditional Spanish cuisine.

Paella Perfecta opening was a family dream come true. ​Margo lived in Spain and tasted and prepared the unique and locally sourced cuisine that has been eaten for generations. Now Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley will be able to enjoy the traditional flavors of paella and Spain.

Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen

Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen 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.

Vine and Grape Kitchen / Hops Kitchen’s cuisine can be described as the culmination of the tastes, smells, and sights that I experienced traveling and living in Southeast Asia, Central America, Southern Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Ohio, and now Virginia.  My years spent as head chef for several large resorts including, Taos Ski Valley(Taos, New Mexico) and The Boardwalk (Put In Bay, Ohio), have sharpened my tools as not only a chef, but a creator.  My plan as the owner and operator of Hops Kitchen is to bring my experiences and tools to the plate in order to serve you.  Through my travels, I have learned that it is best to utilize the resources closest to me in order to obtain sustainability.  That is why everyday I am networking with local businesses such as Basic City Beer Co., Sunrise Farms, and Purple Cow.

Dayton Tavern 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 11 other Shenandoah Valley Virginia Wineries.

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.

 

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!”