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July 24, 2012

Williamsburg Inn Dining Event Celebrates 75 Years of Hospitality

The Williamsburg Inn chefs are celebrating the hotel’s heritage of 75 years of Southern hospitality with culinary events throughout the year. Following the success of the 75th anniversary dinner and reception held in April, an encore of the dining experience is offered Aug. 3. But this dinner will have a different finale, with special anniversary cupcakes made by sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes in the nation’s capital. The sisters appear on the television program “D.C. Cupcakes” on TLC and will be taping a segment for the program at the dinner.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception in the Rockefeller Room, where a collection of photographs, menus and other treasures from the Inn’s history will be displayed. Dinner is served in the Regency Room at 7 p.m. Inn executive chef Travis Brust has prepared a special menu, selecting favorites from the past 75 years prepared with a contemporary twist. The evening is a rare opportunity to experience the exquisite service, stunning surroundings and unforgettable culinary selections guests of the Inn have enjoyed throughout its history.

Selections at the reception include tastes of Carolina rice-dusted fried local oysters, spring pea soup and quiche Loraine tartlet. The dinner includes lobster bisque, an intermezzo of mint julep sorbet, beef Wellington with truffle whipped potatoes and spring vegetables and a Williamsburg Inn dessert sampler of favorites. A glass of wine is included with dinner. The 75th anniversary celebration is priced at $75, plus tax and gratuity, and includes both reception and dinner.

Reservations are required for dinner and can be made by calling (757) 229-2141. A jacket is required for gentlemen dining in the Regency Room.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit center for history, citizenship and democracy, encouraging audiences at home and around the world to learn from the past. Colonial Williamsburg operates a resort with more than 1,000 guest rooms in five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn – celebrating 75 years of hospitality in 2012 – four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, eight tennis courts, 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. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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

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Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280