Dine

A Golden Holiday Celebration

Featuring dishes from some of the most iconic holiday celebrations in our Country’s history

Served Monday, November 28, through Friday, December 23

Three Course Dinner 54 95 or priced a la carte as listed

Starter

The King's Soup purée of sweet onions & cream, Maytag blue cheese, bacon-scented croutons 95

This soup was a favorite of George Washington’s upon his return to his Mount Vernon Plantation, after his year as President.

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Dried Winter Fruit & Almond Salad mixed greens, sun-dried cranberries, golden apricots and toasted almonds, tossed in creamy goat cheese dressing 95


Entrees

Frohe Weihnachten seared venison, ancient grains, braised red cabbage, peppercorn & brandy cream sauce 44 95

Southern Germany still holds fast to the custom of serving game as the highlight of the Christmas feast. With this in mind, our Chef proudly presents this holiday meal with tribute to the rich German heritage of our community.

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Christmas Dinner at Mount Vernon duo of local pork loin and roasted turkey breast, mashed Idaho potatoes, apple & sage sausage stuffing, orange-cranberry sauce, seasonal vegetables, two-day turkey gravy 38 95

Mount Vernon served as the backdrop for many scrumptious dinners, and thus Christmas Dinner at Mount Vernon became a piece of American Culinary History.

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A Tribute to Cratchit's Christmas Dinner roasted Indiana duck breast, ancient grains, rosemary jus, braised red cabbage 39 95

“Mrs. Cratchit, looking slowly all along the carving-knife, prepared to plunge it in the breast; but when she did, and when the long-expected gush of stuffing issued forth, one murmur of delight arose all-round the board, and even Tiny Tim, excited by the two young Cratchits, beat on the table with the handle of his knife, and feebly cried Hurrah.”

-Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol - December 1843


Desserts

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee 95

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Triple Chocolate Yule Log with Local Peppermint Gelato 95

The first mention of the Yule log in Britain is a written account by the clergyman Robert Herrick, from the 1620s or 1630s. Herrick called the tradition a “Christmas log” and said that it was brought into the farmhouse by a group of males, who were then rewarded with beer from the farmer’s wife. The fire used to burn the log was always started with a remnant from the log that had been burned in the previous year’s festivities.


Holiday Cocktails

Warm Wassail — a mixture of brandy, sherry, cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg sure to warm your soul 95

Wassailing refers to a traditional ceremony that involved singing and drinking to the health of trees in hopes that they might better thrive. The purpose of wassailing was to awaken the cider apple trees, scare away evil spirits and ensure a good harvest of fruit in the autumn.

Smoking Bishop — warm port wine infused with oranges and clove 95

At the very end of the beloved Charles Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, a reformed Ebenezer Scrooge and his long-suffering employee Bob Cratchit share an oddly named libation: "A Merry Christmas, Bob!" said Scrooge with an earnestness that could not be mistaken as he clapped him on the back. "A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I'll raise your salary and endeavor to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon over a bowl of Smoking Bishop, Bob!"

Christmas Punch — rum, cranberry & pineapple juices, ginger ale 95

Poinsettia — champagne cocktail with grand marnier & cranberry 10 95

Winter Sangria — a blend of red wines, mixed with fresh fruit, apple cider 10 95

Peppermint Mocha — coffee, hot cocoa mix, dark crème de cocoa, rumple minze, whipped cream 95

Holly’s Cinnamon Apple — citron vodka, apple schnapps, house-made sour mix, cinnamon-sugar rim 10 95