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June 8, 2010

Williamsburg Inn presents the Art of Fine Food and Spirits

The Williamsburg Inn expands its culinary offerings with “The Art of Fine Food and Spirits” the third Thursday of each month in the Rockefeller Room of the Inn. Chef Travis Brust, chef de cuisine, has created some irresistible pairings of selected spirits with exciting sample tastings.

The series begins June 17, when Chef Travis provides a history of vodka and presents raspberry- and vodka-cured salmon, a screwdriver shooter and ruby beet “caviar,” hand-whipped spiced vanilla cream and petite fruit salad, white chocolate and blackberry martini, ginger-pineapple vodka granite and spiked watermelon dessert.

The pairings take place from 4 p.m. until about 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations and information, call 757-229-2141. The schedule for the next few months follows:

  • June 17 Vodka and fruit

  • July 15 Martinis and hors d’oeuvres

  • Aug. 19 Brandy and lobster

  • Sept. 16 Rum and coffee

  • Dec. 16 Taste of the holidays with fresh eggnog

The Williamsburg Inn is the landmark Colonial Williamsburg hotel conceived and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and opened in April 1937. The Williamsburg Inn is located at 136 E. Francis St.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7121