Virginia is for lovers – whether it’s food, wine or even coasters! Our Taste of Virginia event is back with more days and new flavors. Our executive chef and her incredible culinary team have whipped up a delicious menu inspired by the regions of Virginia.
Come sample dishes from each of the 6 locations featured – your taste buds will thank you! Whether you’re looking for Chesapeake Bay flavors like our Crab Mac & Cheese, or mouthwatering pork belly from Colonial Virginia, there’s a flavor for everyone to savor.
New to the menu this year – a local celebrity: The Hanover Green Tomato. “The Hanover green tomatoes are delicious - they cook well and the presentation is very succulent. When cooked inside a nice coating - even when you bite it - it still has that rich consistency. We took it to the next level and put it in some pepper jack cheese to enhance the taste,” Executive Chef Tiffanie said. “Hanover County is rich in soil so I thought ‘Hey, we live in Hanover, we work in Hanover, so let’s enjoy Hanover’s best produce.”
Guests can sample all of the home grown deliciousness with the purchase of a Tasting Card. Each Tasting Card is redeemable for six food items at Taste of Virginia. Simply purchase the Tasting Card lanyard at designated locations throughout the park and festival area. Then, present the card at each food location to redeem your sample sized dish. Each Tasting Card is good for six samples, but you’re not confined to try one dish from every location unless you want to. Get six servings of our Apple Bread Pudding if you want – you do you!
For those 21+, be sure to pair your delicious food items with one of the local wines found in our covered Wine Garden. Representatives from local vineyards will be on site in the Wine Garden to share some of their best local wines. Sample up to six wines and enjoy an antipasto plate with one of our Wine Tasting Cards, available for purchase throughout the festival area.
We don’t stop there – this is a TASTE of Virginia, but that also means showcasing some of the best local live bands and entertainment including Kings of Swing. There will be a new band each day so grab a bite of the home-grown deliciousness, find a seat near the stage and enjoy!
Want to see the full menu? Take a look here!