The Vices That Made Virginia
A Day Of Oysters, Cigars, Bourbon, Bluegrass & More
Saturday, November 6 at Woodlawn Plantation
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM / $125 Per Person
Tickets On Sale Through www.arcadiafood.org beginning Tuesday, October 5
Join us for a sumptuous, rollicking afternoon of Oysters, Cigars, Bourbon and Bluegrass at Woodlawn, a National Historic Trust Site. Once renown as the home of Virgina's finest federal era soirees, Woodlawn will again recapture its glorious past with the help of the very vices that made the state great along with a cadre of chefs from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group.
Guests will 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 the Evening Star Cafe, Steve Mannino of Rustico, Barry Koslow of Tullula, Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley and Tiffany MacIsaac of Buzz Bakery.
The day will also feature tastings from A. Smith Bowman Collection of small-batch bourbon 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 Woodlawn, a National Historic Landmark and Historic Site of the non-profit National Trust for Historic Preservation and http://www.arcadiafood.org/, a non-profit Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
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.