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February 9, 2007

Guests can dine with George Washington

Dine with the nation’s first president during “Dinner with George Washington” Feb. 17 at Colonial Williamsburg’s Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. Campbell’s Tavern was a favorite establishment of the Founding Father.

"This is the first of several special dining events offered in Colonial Williamsburg’s taverns throughout 2007,” said Bill Wandersee, food and beverage director, Historic Area and Woodlands Hotel. “At the ‘Dinner with George Washington,’ guests will literally get a taste of his life and times in Virginia.”

Washington, portrayed by interpreter Ron Carnegie, will relate stories of his journeys to Williamsburg over dinner. He will welcome guests for 5 and 8 p.m. seatings.

The five-course meal starts with smoked salmon on potato crisp with caviar, fresh dill and citrus crème. The first course features a cornmeal johnnycake with salty ham and York River blue crab paired with Marquis de la Tour. Local lettuces with caramelized walnuts and champagne vinaigrette served with Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc makes up the second course. Guests will enjoy “A Made Dish of Beef Put Forth with Thyme-Garlic Roast Potatoes, Field Mushrooms and a Good Madeira Sauce” with Prince Michel Merlot for the third course. The meal finishes with a choice of two desserts– sponge cake with sweet cream and sherried Mount Vernon fruits and bourbon balls.

Reservations for “Dinner with George Washington” can be made for $110 per person by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

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