Celebrating a groundbreaking new partnership between Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Join us for a sumptuous, rollicking afternoon of Oysters, Cigars, Bourbon and Bluegrass at Woodlawn, a National Historic Trust Site. Once renowned as the home of Virginia's finest federal era soirees, Woodlawn will recapture its glorious past with the help of the very vices that first made the state great. Come enjoy bluegrass music and feast on a sublime repast created by the chefs of Neighborhood Restaurant Group.
Menu hghlights include osters on the half shell, fried oysters, roasted oysters, deviled oysters, pig roast, beer-braised bison short ribs, cider-glazed duck, pork jowls, Brunswick stew, Virginia ham, ham carbonara, bacon & corn spoon bread, over-roasted roots, regional artisanal cheeses, bruleed pears, old fashioned pies, cobblers & buckles.
You'll feast on a Virginia pig roast compliments of Chef Nathan Anda of Red Apron Butchery, an array of locally procured oysters prepared numerous ways, traditional takes on classic Virginia recipes along with sublime autumnal dishes prepared by Tony Chittum of Vermilion, Will Artley of Evening Star Cafe, Steve Mannino of Rustico, Barry Koslow of Tallula, Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, Andrew Buzolich of Star Catering and Tiffany MacIsaac of Buzz Bakery.
The day will also feature tastings from A. Smith Bowman Collection of small-batch bourbons featuring Master Distiller Joe Dangler, cigars and a cigar rolling exhibition courtesy of Roberto Hand-Rolled Cigars of Yorktown along with a wide range of Virginia grown wines and regional craft beers.
A live auction, tours of the mansion and gardens and live Bluegrass music will also be featured.
All proceeds benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Woodlawn, a National Trust Historic Site. Tickets are $125.00 per person and can be purchased online at: http://vicesofvirginia.ticketleap.com/vicesofvirginia. Sorry, not for people under 21. We will check ID.
George Washington's ward, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, and her husband Lawrence Lewis received the 2,000 acre Woodlawn plantation from Washington as a wedding gift in 1799. Here they entertained friends, visitors and dignitaries such as the Marquis de Lafayette with freshly harvested food prepared according to Custis and Washington Family recipes and traditional spirits distilled on the farm.
Today Woodlawn is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities.