Enjoy farm-to-table freshness through years end with the NEW Cuisine of the Season dining series at the Tides Inn. The luxe resort set on a peninsula off the Chesapeake Bay is creating seasonal menu items made from regional fare and paired with Mid-Atlantic wines. A delectable treat for local and visiting foodies, the Cuisine of the Season series will be held every other month beginning on Thursday, July 28 through Thursday, December 2, in the East Room restaurant at the Tides Inn.
If you think the Virginia Chesapeake is only known for its seafood, think again. Tides Inn Executive Chef TV Flynn incorporates an abundance of local and seasonal produce from the Irvington farm stand onto his menu including corn, asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, apples, pumpkins, cantaloupes, duck, poultry, ham and of course, the areas famous Rappahannock River oysters, striped bass, sea scallops and blue crabs.
The yearlong culinary series will showcase an array of these local items with seasonally themed 4-course wine dinners including the Ripe from the Garden dinner featuring a menu of Caprese Salad of Heirloom Tomatoesmade with Fresh Mozzarella and Grilled Silver Queen corn Salsa; Garden Herb Roasted Atlantic Snapper with a Minted Pea Puree and Pea Tendrils; Sumac Dusted Lamb Loin featuring Wilted Baby Leeks, Butter Beans, Oven Dried figs and Feta tossed with House Made Pappardelle Pasta; and a Red, White and Blue Strawberry-Blueberry White Chocolate Tart.
Following the completion of each seasonal dinner, the resort will also select one dish to highlight as a daily special on the East Room dinner menu for a limited time. Cuisine of the Season Thursday night dinners are $85 per person, including paired wines by the glass.
· July 28 Ripe from the Garden
o Caprese Salad of Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Grilled Corn Salsa
· September 8 Bounty of the Bay
o Roasted Rappahannock Oysters, Chesapeake Bay Flounder with Cinnamon Chipotle Crust and Fresh Mango Salsa
· October 20 Fall Harvest
o Skillet Seared Virginia Coast Sea Scallops with Butternut Squash-Vanilla Puree and Ginger Snap Pumpkin Crème Brulee
· December 2 Christmas Around the World
o Tuscan Roasted Chestnuts, Cuban Egg Nog, Danish Roast Duck with Apples and Braised Cabbage
Summer rates at the Tides Inn start at $265. For more information or to make reservations please visit www.tidesinn.com or contact 800.843.3746
About Tides Inn
The intimate 106-room Tides Inn, set on its own waterfront peninsula in the charming town of Irvington on Virginia's Northern Neck, has been a Chesapeake Bay tradition for over 60 years. A preferred mid-Atlantic getaway for couples, families and small groups, the resort features luxury accommodations furnished in British colonial style and dedicated state-of-the-art conference facilities certified by IACC. The resort's signature fine dining restaurant, the Chesapeake Club, serves seasonal regional Chesapeake Bay cuisine. Additional amenities include a full service spa; an award-winning 60-slip marina that accommodates boats up to 125 feet; a professional sailing school and an array of outdoor recreation, including championship golf, tennis, croquet and volleyball.
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Tides Inn is part of the Enchantment Group portfolio of award-winning properties. The Sedona, Arizona-based spa and resort development and management firm also operates Enchantment Resort and Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment Resort.
For more information, please visit www.tidesinn.com.