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History Bites

March 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

History Bites

A food-tasting event of HISTORIC PROPORTIONS!

Top restaurants and caterers in Hampton Roads will compete in a food-tasting event of historic proportions.

The contestants will prepare a selection of traditional 19th century dishes representing the North, the South and the Navy, preparing their best interpretations of dishes that may include:
  • Grandma’s Bean Soup
  • Fried Salt Pork
  • Yankee Pork and Beans
  • Macaroni Pudding
  • Sweet Potato biscuits with ham
  • Pork- To Roast A Pig
  • Clam Chowder
  • Bouillabaisse
  • Plum Cobbler
  • Sliced Apple Pudding
  • Apple Fritters
  • Apple Custard
  • and more!

Tasters will help award trophies, with awards being given in the following categories:

  • Judges’ Choice: our celebrity judges will be joined by Abraham Lincoln himself!
  • Ironclad Chefs’ Choice: Civil War food historians Wisteria Perry and Eric Jenneret will choose the most historically accurate dish
  • Best Presentation: Also chosen by our celebrity judges
  • Peoples’ Choice: 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be recognized, voted on by you!

Ticket Pricing:

Advance  (non-member/Museum Member)$35/30
Day of Event$45

Tickets include unlimited tastings from all participants and one drink ticket. A cash bar will be available offering beer, wine, grog and other specialty drinks of the Civil War-era. Come hungry!

Buy Tickets Here!


Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend presented by

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March 5, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
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The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222