Event Schedule for the Williamsburg Taste Festival

See below for the current schedule of events for the 2018 Williamsburg Taste Festival. Be sure to click links for ticketing info. 


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday Night Kick-Off Event, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Culinary Village – Main Tent (Williamsburg Community Building)
Join us for this kick-off celebration for the 2018 Williamsburg Taste Festival and enjoy just a “taste” of what’s to come for the next three days!  Light hors d’oeuvres, paired with local wine and beer.   Be sure to make your reservation for one our delicious Thursday Night Out and Abouts following this event. (Please note, this event is only included in with the All Festival Pass.)

Thursday Night Out and Abouts

Our Out and About events are your chance to enjoy a special evening with our local celebrity chefs who are putting together menus that will create an evening of culinary exploration that you won’t forget!  Out and About events will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County. 

La Tienda, 7 - 9 pm | Website  | 757-253-1925
Discover the flavors of Barcelona, Madrid and Seville at the La Tienda Tapas Bar.  Feast on authentic dishes from Spain, each paired with an amazing Spanish wine.  Chef Ika Zaken is constantly innovating using fresh local ingredients and delicacies from Spain, and is excited to offer a very special menu for you to enjoy. 

The Cafe Provencal - 7 pm | Website | 757-253-1925
Join us for a five-course meal, plus dessert and wine pairings. For a complete menu, click learn more below. Located at the Williamsburg Winery. 

The Hounds Tale | Website | 757-221-6678
Become a part of the Hound Pack at our new corner patio.  Located on North Boundary Street and Prince George Street, the Hound’s Tale will be hosting a night of street foods from around the world.  No need to travel far, our culinary team has evoked the flavors from exotic lands to take your mouth on a trip around the world.  Taste of several different cultural fares while enjoying a fun twist on cocktails or enjoy a selection of our beers and wines.

Yorktown River Crawl – Umi Sushi, Waterstreet Grille & Carrot Tree (Yorktown Riverwalk)
Experience the best Dock to Dish has to offer! Begin at Umi Sushi take a short walk to Waterstreet Grille and finish your crawl with a little something sweet at Carrot Tree. Enjoy this delectable taste of Yorktown! 

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Night: Street Beats, 5:30 - 9:30 pm

At the Williamsburg Community Building ( 401 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185), Fountain Tent area
It’s Friday night and time to relax and celebrate some of our extraordinary local music and food trucks.  This event will feature a light and fun atmosphere for the entire family and the perfect way to wind down your work week!  You never know, you might be inspired to dance….or at least tap your toe! Cost is $25.

 

Friday Night Out and Abouts

Waypoint Seafood and Grill | Website | 757-220-2228
Waypoint Seafood and Grill Restaurant marks Williamsburg’s latest culinary destination from Chef Hans Schadler. The Waypoint menu is a celebration of Chesapeake ingredients and includes items grown at local farms and caught in regional waters. The pure flavors and rich ingredients presented in the seasonally changing entrees represent modern regional American cuisine with classical culinary roots.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Culinary Village, 10:30 am - 5 pm

Culinary Village – Main Tent, Williamsburg Community Building
The Williamsburg Taste Festival Culinary Village is the heart of our food and craft beverage festival for the weekend.  Saturday will feature a variety of “tastes” of several types of cuisine as well as small samplings from regional vendors.  You’ll also have the opportunity to explore some of our best local craft beverages to compliment your Taste experience.  Chef demonstrations in the Williamsburg Community Building will let you see our celebrity chefs creating culinary delights in person!  And don’t forget the Kids Zone that will allow your kids to have some fun while you get serious about some amazing culinary creations! Cost is $55 for adults. 

Saturday Education Track, Williamsburg Stryker Building
Lectures

Saturday Education Track, Williamsburg Community Building | 3 sessions
Hands-on: Culinary demonstrations

Saturday Night Out & Abouts

Our Out and About events are your chance to enjoy a special evening with our local celebrity chefs who are putting together menus that will create an evening of culinary exploration that you won’t forget!  Out and About events will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County. 

Riverwalk Landing | Website  |  757-875-1522
This elegant restaurant overlooks the York River and promises a breathtaking view at lunch and dinner. Fresh seafood; steaks and chops; wraps; and more are available year-round. Start your meal with their famous Meatballs stuffed with goat cheese or Calamari.

The Williamsburg Winery - 7 pm | Website | 757-253-1925
Join us for a Masters of Sommeliers Dinner. For a complete menu, click learn more below.

Billsburg Brewery | Website
The Billsburg Brewery Food Truck Rodeo will feature 3 local favorite food trucks, Two Drummers Offbeat Eats, Black Pearl, and Karnage Asada.  The wide variety of food available can be paired nicely with any of the Billsburg Beers available exclusively on tap. Cost is $20.

Amber Ox Public House | Website | 757-790-2299
When inspiration hits, sometimes it’s with a mouthwatering plate of smoked beef brisket with spicy tomato chowchow and a mug of full-bodied craft beer. At least that’s how the idea for the Amber Ox came to us. We’ve been friends for decades, working and collaborating together in the restaurant industry, and we share a passion for great food and craft beer. We saw a need for a cool, creative, casual and approachable new eating and drinking establishment in Williamsburg, and we decided to meet it.

Saturday Night Late Night – Bourbon and Cigars, 9 - 11 pm

Fountain Trellis next to the Williamsburg Stryker Building
Ticketed Event - Cost is $45.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Brunch, 11 am

Culinary Village – Main Tent
Imagine how amazing brunch would be if 5 of the top Chef’s in our State worked together to create the ultimate brunch experience.  Well that’s the menu for today! Cost is $55.00 for adults.

Beer U, 2 pm

Fountain Trellis next to the Williamsburg Stryker Building
Panel discussion about all things beer led by 5 local Brewmasters. Ticket price includes 1 pint of beer and beer and food pairing samples. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds. 

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