For Immediate Release
April 9, 2013
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Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203
MOUNT VERNON, VA – Mount Vernon invites guests to taste the season’s freshest ingredients with a dash of history during a new culinary event, Farm to Table, on Friday, May 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event commences with a reception in the upper garden and historic area featuring specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. After the reception, guests will learn how food was grown, stored, and prepared for the Washington family through a private tour of Mount Vernon’s lower garden and Mansion. Following the tour, guests will enjoy a flavorful four-course dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn, featuring some products cultivated and produced on the Estate:
Spring Asparagus Vinaigrette with a Nasturtium Garnish
Homemade Breads & Colonial Crackers
Mortadella Stuffed Pork Loin with Truffle Butter
Fresh Garden Salad with Roasted Beets and Warm Goat Cheese
Rhubarb and Strawberry Cobbler with Homemade Honey & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Tickets for Farm to Table are $175 and include tax and gratuity. This event is limited in capacity. Tickets may be purchased online at MountVernon.org or at the Ford Orientation Center’s ticket window.
Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.
Public Information: 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); www.MountVernon.org
Since 1860, more than 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens the most popular historic home in America. Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.” Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853. A picturesque drive to the southern end of the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon is located just 16 miles from the nation’s capital.