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February 8, 2013

Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge Serves Encore James Beard Dinner Feb. 23

Traditions restaurant at the Williamsburg Lodge will serve an encore of the four-course dinner the culinary staff prepared at the James Beard house in New York City in November 2011. The dinner will be held at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Traditions restaurant at the Williamsburg Lodge.

The evening is an ode to the bounty of Virginia beginning with a glass of sparkling rosé from Trump Winery near Charlottesville. The first course of butternut squash risotto with duck confit and shaved Sartori SarVecchio cheese is followed by Virginia ham-dusted Chesapeake rockfish, served with a 2001 Chardonnay from Gabriele Rausse Winery located near Monticello. The hearty entrée of braised short rib of beef with caramelized onion grits and Southern collard greens is paired with a 2009 Cabernet Franc from Rappahannock Cellars in Huntly.

Goat cheese cheesecake topped with tomato conserve and red wine syrup completes the meal and is served with V d’or 2007 from Rockbridge Vineyards located in the Shenandoah Valley.

Price for the prepaid dinner, including wine, tax and gratuity is $84.50 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (757) 229-2141 or 1-800-447-8679. More information about the James Beard dinner can be found at Williamsburg Lodge chefs preparing the encore dinner include Chef Justin Addison, Chef Anthony Frank, Executive Chef Rhys Lewis and Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Its mission, “that the future may learn from the past,” is realized through offering innovative, imaginative and interactive experiences – both on- and off-site – designed to educate guests about the importance of the American Revolution. From the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, to the theatrical programming of Revolutionary City®, guests can become immersed in the drama of the American Revolution and discover the ongoing relevance of the past. Guests can also visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy the many gardens and green spaces, and visit up to 35 historic sites. To experience all that the Foundation offers, guests may stay in one of the five award-winning official Colonial Williamsburg hotels and enjoy the award-winning golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, indulge in The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and shop in 40 stores. Fine dining is offered in more than 20 locations from historic dining taverns to restaurants with contemporary fare. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. A full schedule of programs and special events can be found by visiting

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