A Culinary Experience

Day One:
It's only natural that Williamsburg's rich historical significance be matched with an even richer selection of culinary opportunities.  Begin your mouthwatering getaway in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg.  For Virginia's finest homegrown products, pop into The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg then head into the heart of the Historic Area at Merchants Square.  This beautiful shopping destination boasts and amazing variety of foodstuff stores.  If you are a fan of gourmet cheese, breeads and fine wine you want to be sure to check out the Cheese Shop.  Next head over to the Williamsburg Winery set in the backdrop of a quaint European inspired village  The Williamsburg Winery is Virginia's largest winery producing over 65,000 cases annually.  Enjoy a Reserve Wine Tasting where you will sample and compare a variety of locally produced wines as well as selected vintages from the Winery's own special collection.  How can you go on a Williamsburg culinary getaway without eating at a colonial tavern? With that said, enjoy a hearty dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern - a spot once frequented by George Washington himself!  Amidst strolling balladeers and musicians, you will enjoy a fine meal of fresh coastal seafood and good cheer.  The menu features tasty traditional fodder, including Pye of Oyster and Corn, Sherried Shrimp with Scallops and Lobster, Spoon Bread and Sweet Potato Muffins.

Day Two:
Begin your day at Yorktown Market Days at the River!  Local farmers, watermen, bakers and artisans come together to feature their various products at this seasonal event. Walk along the beautiful Riverwalk Landing while sampling a wide selection of culinary goodies and gifts.  Vendors' items include delicious spices, cookies, cheesecakes, peanuts, vegetables, sauces and flowers.   Have lunch at the Riverwalk Restaurant located right on the coast of the York River.  This restaurant features three different dining rooms, serving three different food groupings - seafood, meat and poultry.  Head back to Williamsburg for a hops-filled tour at Williamsburg Alewerks, Williamsburg's very own micro-brewery.  This evening enjoy a multi-course dinner with "great find" wines at A Chef's Kitchen as you learn how to make the recipies. This makes for an absolute perfect finishing touch to your Williamsburg culinary getaway!