For Immediate Release
August 24, 2012
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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 Saturday, September 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event commences with a reception in the upper garden and historic area featuring Virginia wines and specialty drinks. From there guests will learn how food was grown, stored, and prepared for the Washington family through an exclusive tour of Mount Vernon’s historic area. 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:
Red & Gold Beet Salad
with Goat Cheese & 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 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.
Hours of operation: April-August, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March, September, October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November – February, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission rates: adults, $15.00; senior citizens, $14.00; children age 6-11, when accompanied by an adult, $7.00; and children under age 5, FREE. Admission fees, restaurant and retail proceeds, along with private donations, support the operation and restoration of Mount Vernon.