New Culinary Event at Mount Vernon Showcases Fresh Food
Inaugural "Farm to Table" event features food from Mount Vernon's garden.
The Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens will host a new culinary event in which visitors can sample some ingredients from Mount Vernon's gardens.
On Sept. 29, Mount Vernon will host Farm to Table, an event showcasing the historical aspects of food grown, stored and prepared while the Washingtons lived at Mount Vernon.
The event will kick off with a reception in the upper garden where guests can sample Virginia wines and specialty drinks. Guests will take an exclusive tour of Mount Vernon's historic area to learn about the food the Washingtons consumed. Following the tour, guests will partake in a four-course dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn. Some ingredients used in the recipes will have been cultivated and produced at the Estate.
Some of the dishes that will be served include:
- Red and gold beet salad with goat cheese and fried okra croutons tossed in a citrus vinaigrette
- Grilled Red Devon filet mignon with fresh horseradish, sweet potato spoon bread, and grilled zucchini with mint
- Grilled Black Mission figs with Gorgonzola cheese & honey
Tickets for Farm to Table are $175, including tax and gratuity. Farm to Table will be held Sept. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at MountVernon.org or at the Ford Orientation Center.
To learn more about food at Mount Vernon during the Washington's tenure, visit Hoecakes and Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington, an exhibit currently on display at the Donald W. Reynolds Museum at Mount Vernon.