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History Bites

March 7, 2020 @ 6:30 PM EST

History Bites
A food-tasting event of HISTORIC proportions!

Saturday, March 7, 2020 • 6:30 PM

A tremendous thank you to everyone who joined us for a food-tasting event of HISTORIC proportions!

The SOLD-OUT evening was filled with scrumptious dishes, lively music from Astro Entertainment, special guest appearances by Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass, a coffee station from Firehouse Coffee 1881, and wonderful sponsors.

Top caterers and restaurants from Hampton Roads prepared their best interpretations of 19th-century dishes, and we congratulate the following for garnering these distinct awards:


A view of the History Bites event

The Gourmet Gang – Maryland Crab Soup
People’s Choice Best Soup or Side

The Catering Company – Poulet a la Marengo
People’s Choice Best Entree

Chef by Design – Apple Dumplings
People’s Choice Best Dessert

The Catering Company – Poulet a la Marengo
Judges Choice Best Presentation

NEST Kitchen + Taphouse – Force Meat-balls
Judges Choice Best Overall

The Catering Company – Poulet a la Marengo
Ironclad Chef Award for Historical Accuracy

Join us next year when History Bites celebrate its 10th annual mark!

Virginia Green Trademark

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is honored to receive the Virginia Green Certification for its annual fan-favorite event, History Bites. It is the Museum’s commitment, in both its mission and as part of the Virginia Green program, to promote and encourage our guests to partake in sustainable practices. This year all serving materials at History Bites will be compostable and disposed of in an industrial composting facility.

Restaurants and Caterers

Custom Culinary Connections
The Gourmet Gang
Traditions Catering
The Catering Company of Williamsburg
Chef by Design
Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Nest Kitchen & Taphouse
Nest Kitchen & Taphouse

Event Sponsored by:

Custom Culinary Connections
The Gourmet Gang
NOPE: Natural Organic Process Enterprises
Firehouse Coffee 1881

Coffee Station Sponsor

Firehouse Coffee 1881


March 7, 2020
6:30 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222