There’s so much more to Colonial Williamsburg than just Colonial style dining. While during my trip I had the opportunity to stay at the Williamsburg Lodge, we did of course check out the other hotel nearby, The Williamsburg Inn. The hotel is beautiful but if the weather is nice, you really need to step outside and check out the Social Terrace. It’s a beautiful outdoor patio that overlooks the golf course. When you visit, be sure to check out the social terrace by 5:45 for a little colonial demonstration.
My mom and I had the chance to meet Chef Travis Brust, the executive chef at The Williamsburg Inn. While sitting on the social terrace, he brought out his favorite drinks and bites for us to try and let me tell you, unsurprisingly, this guy has great taste. The first drink we tried was the Pomegranate Margarita, it was so delicious. It tasted like your traditional margarita, but with the added sweetness. As someone who loves sweet drinks, I was super into this.
We also had a chance to sample the Garden Grove. This cocktail was grapefruit forward and delicious to the last sip.
The last cocktail we tried was the Hot Toddy and it was another winner. While we visited on a warm day, when the weather starts to cool down this would make a great drink to enjoy outside.
The first dish from Chef Travis that we tried was the Virginia Crab Cake. It was everything that a crab cake should be, super meaty and light on filler. The crab cake did have some diced jalapenos inside which was such a nice surprise. This was probably one of the best crab cakes I’ve ever had.
We also shared the Grilled Toastee which was the crispiest bread with the creamiest goast cheese, arugula, prosciutto, and tomato onion jam. It was a grown up version of a grilled cheese and we could not get enough.
Next came my favorite part of the meal, dessert. First, Chef brought out Cardamon Cheesecake – this was my favorite of the two we tried. The creamy cheesecake was atop a vanilla graham cracker crust with blood oranges on top. It was a delicious bite to end the meal. The cardamon was subtle and paired with the blood oranges beautifully.
We also tried an Espresso Ice Cream with Donut Holes. Now this was my moms favorite (coffee or espresso is always her go-to ice cream flavor). The ice cream was packed with espresso flavor and the donut holes were light and airy. But the real winner here was the chocolate sauce. We drizzled a fair amount over the dessert but I wouldn’t have been opposed to just taking a spoon to the chocolate sauce, it was that good.
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While this meal was paid for by Colonial Williamsburg, all views stated here are my own.