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March 16, 2010

Williamsburg Inn Terrace Room pairs elegant setting with casual atmosphere

Guests who want to experience dining in an elegant setting while dressed in casual attire can relax in style in the Williamsburg Inn’s Terrace Room overlooking the Golden Horseshoe golf course and the Inn terrace.

The menu includes light fare priced from $7 including jumbo lump crab cocktail, garden herb hummus and butternut squash bisque. Caesar salad with chicken or crabmeat, a roasted red pepper panini, crab cakes, Atlantic salmon or a Wagyu beef burger are served by the Inn’s renowned wait staff daily from noon until closing, with offerings such as beef filet or shrimp and scallops added after 6 p.m. Wines are priced from $35 to $70 per bottle or by-the-glass from $8 to $14. Guests can linger over classic cocktails or French press coffee any time of day.

Beginning March 25, diners who crave a more formal atmosphere and food fit for the Queen can make any night a special occasion in the Regency Room, accompanied by live music, with dancing Friday and Saturday. Selections on the menu are for those who want “out-of- the-ordinary” choices, with starters such as chilled Regency oysters, organic hand-pulled pork belly, lobster bisque or a farmer’s market salad with orange segments, macadamia nuts and citrus champagne mint emulsion. Regency Room first courses are priced from $10. Entrees are priced from $26 and include crabmeat Randolph, Ashley Farms chicken breast, pappardelle pasta and pork tenderloin schnitzel, with accompaniments such as crab and tomato risotto, celeriac and potato purée, roasted shallots or oyster mushroom with leeks. Dinner is served nightly from 6 to 9 p.m., with classic cocktails and a wine list of more than 300 bottles priced from $70.

Beginning March 28, Sunday Brunch returns to the Regency Room from noon to 2 p.m. Choices include classic eggs Benedict Chesapeake and cornmeal crusted rainbow trout, cinnamon-raisin Brioche French toast and Edwards Farms sausage, a tapas bar, omelet station and desert table. Culinary delights and impeccable Regency Room table-side service make brunch at the Inn an affair to remember. Priced at $45 for adults and $25 for children five to 12, brunch beverages include fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices, cranberry or tomato juice, Williamsburg Inn European blend coffee and a selection of Harney & Sons specialty teas. Breakfast is served in the Inn daily from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Neckties are not required in the Regency Room.

The Williamsburg Inn is located at 136 E. Francis St. For reservations, call 757-229-2141.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored 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 Web site at Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

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