NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — A former gas station and hot dog stand space is now home to delicious European inspired cuisine.
Blanca Food and Wine opened in October 2019 in a Riverview location that has been a revolving door for businesses.
"The hazy vision was absolutely there, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this space," said Chef Courtney White.
White, a well traveled chef, says she got inspiration for her restaurant from her time in Italy and New York.
"A lot of slow cooked food, a lot of old world techniques," she said.
With some help, she re-vamped the restaurant space and introduced a unique menu that she describes as 'rustic'.
Among one of her favorites — Pasta al Limone. A simple pasta dish, complete with hand made noodles, lemon, butter and cheese.
"We are not about a ton of extra things on the plate, I really like everything to be understated elegance," said White.