“Farm to Table Dinner” at the Trellis

This is guaranteed to be an event to remember in Williamsburg. Friday, September 16th, spend your evening with the incredible Chef David Everett at the 6th Annual Farm To Table Dinner at The Trellis. Not only will you experience absolutely amazing food and wine, you can also expect to see Merchants Square more stunning than ever before.

Dine under beautifully dressed long tables under soft globes of light with friends old and new. This year, The Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro, Dog Street Pub and Culture Cafe will coordinate this locally celebrated event. Tickets sell out quickly as there are a limited number of seats. Come rain or shine.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-everetts-farm-to-table-dinner-tickets-25294289902

“The Big Bluesy” Music Festival in Williamsburg

Looking for the perfect way to officially welcome the Fall Season? Come on out to Williamsburg for The Big Bluesy Music Event! The weekend of September 17-18, enjoy great music, food trucks, craft beer and local wine – all in the beautiful setting of Jamestown Beach Event Park. Dance to live music from 11am -10.30pm on Saturday and 12pm -7pm on Sunday.

Check out the link below for a full list of artist!

General Admission Weekend pass: $45
General Admission Saturday: $30 Sunday: $25
VIP Weekend Pass: $90
For more info, click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-bluesy-tickets-26594969269?aff=es2

Fin’s “Mount Gay Rum Tasting Menu” with 3 Cocktails

Come out Sunday, August 14th at 6.30pm for an exquisite presentation of cocktails and fine dining at Fin. Price is $35 per person and seating is limited. Please make sure to specify your reservation with Mixologist Robert! Check out the menu below…

1st Course
Tuna Poke
Local Yellowfin Tuna Poke, Fresh Local Corn, Pickled Local Banana Peppers & Tomatoes, Avocado, Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Micro Green Salad, Sesame Seeds

Mixololgy Pairing:
Hemingway Daquari
Mt Gay, Cinnamon, Pink Grapefruit, Lime

2nd Course
Black Tip Shark
Macadamia Nut Crusted Shark, Coconut Quinoa, Caramelized Pineapple, Angostura Bitters & Papadew Pepper Soubise, Asparagus, Seabeans

Mixology Pairing:
Lime in the Coconut
Toasted Coconut Infused Mt Gay Black, Lime, Pineapple, Coconut Water Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Nutmeg

3rd Course
Duck
Duck Leg Confit, Orgeat & Passion Fruit Risotto, English Peas, Baby Carrots, Apricot Demi Sauce

Mixology Pairing:
Barrel Aged Mai Tai
Banana Chip Infused Mt Gay Black, Passion Fruit, Lime, Cointreau, Dried Apricot Infused Cynar

For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1658307884493314/

The Revolutionary War Fall Reenactment

Attention history lovers! The Fall season is quickly approaching and with that includes historic war reenactments in Newport News. September 24-25 from 11am to 4pm, head out to Endview Plantation for the The Revolutionary War Siege of Yorktown, 1781. You will find reenactors representing members of various forces on both sides to provide a first hand experience of what it was like at the last major battle of the American War of Independence. Encampments will be set up and ready for guests to visit along with reenactments of battles that took place less than four miles from Endview during the American Revolution.

For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1112619048777607/
or to purchase tickets here http://www.endview.org/

When: September 24-25, 11am-4pm
Where: Endview Plantation Education and Civil War Camp
362 Yorktown Rd, Newport News 23603

“Music Man” Now at PCT

Live entertainment for the entire family is offered this summer at The Peninsula Community Theater in Newport News. Expect to laugh hysterically and fall in love with this Tony Award winning musical. You’ll get to see several generations of families perform together for the first time. Paul Lawrence and his daughter Addie, of Williamsburg are performing on stage together as well as Ingrid Holzer-Miller and her daughter Joelle from Yorktown.

Paul has been doing shows at the Peninsula Community Theater for 20 years now but this is Addie’s first. Addie and Joelle were inspired to pursue musical theater thanks to their parents. Miller has been sitting in each rehearsal at the theater since the age of 6.

The story is based on a fast-talking traveling salesman and conman, Harold Hill, who promises to organize a band for the people of River City, Iowa. Intending to charge them with instruments and lessons, he brings excitement to the town but actually knows nothing about music. His master plan is to skip town with the cash, not teaching a thing. However after falling in love with Marian the librarian, Hill will become a respectable citizen by the end of the show. This is definitely a summer activity the entire family will enjoy.

For more info, visit http://www.pctlive.org/

Where: Peninsula Community Theater, 10251 Warwick Blvd, NN
When: Friday July 29 through Aug 20.
Shows: 8pm Friday-Saturday, 2.30pm Sunday
Tickets: $18 for adults, $12 students, $17 seniors and Military

Fin’s “Diamond in the Rough” Wine Dinner

Sunday August 21st – prepare to have your taste buds tempted at Fin as they host a ‘Diamond in the Rough’ wine dinner. Located in Port Warwick, Fin offers outstanding food, excellent service and an elegant dining environment. Dinner is $50 per person.  Check out some of the course options and wine pairings below!

FIRST COURSE
Summer Salad
Summer Beets, Local Goat Cheese, Shaved Fennel,
Grated Purple Cauliflower, Roasted Red Pepper Sorbet, Micro Green Salad
Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc, Diamond in the Rough

SECOND COURSE
Octopus
Grilled Octopus, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho, Cucumber Salad,
Sherry Vinegar Marinated Red Grape Tomatoes, Micro Basil
Wine Pairing: Chardonnay, Diamond in the Rough

THIRD COURSE
Shrimp
Local Blackened Shrimp, Shrimp Corn Cake, Baby Carrots, English Pea Grits
Wine Pairing: Rose, Diamond in the Rough

FOURTH COURSE
Duck Duo
Duck Ham & Duck Confit, Vanilla Bean Roasted Figs, Pickled Beans, Shaved Asparagus, Blueberry Balsamic Gastric
Wine Pairing: Red Blend, Diamond in the Rough

FIFTH COURSE
Berry Parfait
In Season Berry Parfait, Mint Oil, Vanilla Short Bread Crumble
Wine Pairing: Berry Sangria

For more info, click https://www.facebook.com/events/787321488076937/
or visit the restaurant site at http://finseafood.com/

“Hop Time” Coming to York County

Just in time for late summer, early Fall, York County will welcome a first of this kind. Derek Ryan wanted to ‘do something different’ and different it is!

Located in the Village Shopping Center, his business will include 30 different beers on tap, cider, a growler-filling station and a gourmet olive oil/balsamic vinegar fusti bar. Guests will be able to sample from the selection of 26 oils and vinegars before buying them. You will find oils infused with an array of different flavors (one even with bacon), and Ryan will have a suggestion card for use of each one.

Customers will be able to bring their own growlers for refills or buy 32-ounce or 64-ounce growlers, and the store will even offer a four pack of 16-ounce growlers. Ryan is looking forward to having beer tastings as well. This very creative 36-year-old has been in the restaurant industry since he was a teenager, mostly working at Busch Gardens. This tyep of shop will be the first of its kind in Hampton Roads.

For more information and updates, visit facebook.com/hoptimegrowlers.

“Maritime Adventure Camps” The Mariners Museum, Newport News

The Mariners Museum is proud to present a week long experience to educate and enlighten children of all ages on exactly how the sea influences daily life. Join in as they explore the rich history and science of the maritime world. Kids will get to listen to music from around the globe, make crafts from distant lands and play games enjoyed by children in other countries. Each day is filled with a new and exciting agenda. Everything from bioluminescence in sea creatures, life aboard a pirate ship, treasure hunts, mermaids, and the Titanic.

Camp is broken up into two age groups.

Mini Mariners: Rising K through 2nd grade, Aug 1-5. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members, 9am-12pm.
Maritime Explorers: Rising 3rd through rising 6th, Aug 8-12. Cost is $175 for members and $200 for non-members, 9am-4pm.

For more information and to sign up, click here Summer Camps – The Mariners’ Museum and Park