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February 5, 2008

Enjoy a sweet taste of history at the King’s Arms Tavern Chocolate Dinner this Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the sweetest way possible at a Chocolate Dinner at Colonial Williamsburg’s King’s Arms Tavern. Guests are invited to indulge their senses during this candlelight dinner featuring the luxurious taste of chocolate throughout four courses while strolling balladeers lend to the 18th-century ambience.

The 18th-century-inspired menu includes: cocoa-dusted sea scallops, seasonal lettuces with chocolate-spiced nuts and vanilla bean vinaigrette, chocolate-lacquered duck and cocoa-coffee-rubbed beef tenderloin and, for dessert, Chocolate Revolution/Evolution.

At King’s Arms Tavern, guests enjoy dining experiences similar to those of patrons who frequented these establishments in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns are located in the heart of the Historic Area and are open to the public. King’s Arms Tavern is located on the south side of Duke of Gloucester Street between Botetourt and Blair streets, near the Capitol. Free parking is available for tavern patrons across Francis Street.

Seatings are at 5:30 and 7:45 pm. Cost is $64.95 inclusive. For reservations call (757) 229-2141.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture - stories of our journey to become Americans - while historic trades people research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. “Revolutionary City®” -- a dramatic live street theater presentation -- is a 2008 Rand McNally Best-of-the-Road™ Editor’s Pick. 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., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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