The Inn at Little Washington celebrates 40 years.

The celebrations abound!

The Inn at Little Washington, one of the best restaurants in the country, is celebrating 40 years of excellence and being part of the community of Rappahannock and Little Washington. They cherish the local relationships they have developed over the years.

In appreciation for the local support over the years, The Inn is extending its “Friends & Neighbors” benefits program. Residents of Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper and Warren Counties can enjoy their seven course tasting menu for $158 per person (excluding tax, gratuity and beverages) every Monday for the entire year. In addition, every Monday a 20 percent discount on all rooms will be available to local citizens (space available).

Of course, the Little Washington Village Market, The Inn’s Farm Market, takes place every Saturday this season beginning May 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Parsonage Courtyard. Meet local artisans, enjoy BBQ and bluegrass and shop from a wide selection of fresh produce, baked goods, sausages and delicacies from The Inn’s kitchen.  The first market will also include a “Yard Sale” with items from The Inn. On May 26th the Inn will also hold its 3rd annual spring sale of artifacts and treasures that once graced the Inn’s rooms and public spaces.  Included in this sale will be oriental rugs, rare antiques, framed artworks, prints, furniture and much more.

In addition to these ongoing events, there are several anniversary celebrations, focused on food, history, and relationships, planned:

Mount Vernon – Bringing History to Life:  June 16, 2018

Over 270 years ago, a young surveyor laid out and named the streets of “Little” Washington.  The Inn will honor our founding father with a spring garden party on the lawn at historic Mount Vernon recreating the experience of being a guest at George Washington’s table in the 18th century. The night will conclude with fireworks over the Potomac River.

Innstock: September 2, 2018

The next anniversary event will feature a “family reunion” of former employees of The Inn over the last 40 years who will return to the mothership to create an outdoor feast.  This culinary festival will also include a concert, a bonfire, fireworks and glamping in the “Field of Dreams.” Friends and neighbors currently living in the village of Washington, Virginia will be able to attend at no cost.

Vaux-le-Vicomte – A Spectacular Soirée in France: September 30, 2018

The capstone event of The Inn’s 40th year will take place at Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th century chateaux outside Paris where in 1661, Louis XIV was honored with a party that is thought to be one of the greatest events ever created.  Patrick O’Connell will channel the original party with a feast inspired by the actual menu served to the King.  Only 150 guests will relive this experience when they dine by candlelight in the dining room of this magnificent castle watching a fireworks display over the endless gardens.

RESERVATIONS: To make reservations, please call 540-675-3800 or visit theinnatlittlewashington.com. Please let us know when making your reservations if you are taking part in the “Friends and Neighbors” program.

 

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