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Virginia’s Finest Party Foods

Expecting guests this weekend for the big game? Maybe you’re headed to a party at a friend’s house Sunday for the Super Bowl and need to bring some nibbles for the game (or the commercials…whatever it is you like to watch…we don’t judge!).

Consider serving some of Virginia’s finest, Virginia-grown goodies. And not just for the Super Bowl!

Here are some of our favorites (and recipes others have compiled featuring these Commonwealth concoctions)!

Whitley’s Peanut Factory, based right here in Gloucester just up the road from Warner Hall, features all you need for the peanut lover. Roasted. Salted. Chocolate covered. You name it and they feature it.

The company has been around for over 25 years, hand cooking all of their Virginia peanuts to pure perfection.

You absolutely can’t talk about the core Virginia foods without touching on the amazing seafood that comes from our Chesapeake Bay waters. That’s one of the reasons we love the Blue Crab Bay Co. so much. Based on the Eastern Shore, the Blue Crab Bay Co. was started by a young woman in 1985 with an idea of selling her spice blends for clam and crab dishes. Today, the Blue Crab Bay Co. can be found in retailers throughout the South and online, featuring those seasonings, Bloody Mary mixes, appetizer kits, soups, chowders and more.

Nothing says Virginia like a good ole Smithfield Ham. Since the turn of the century, this company has been a staple at holiday meal tables across the country. Best part? It’s located about an hour from Warner Hall. When you think Smithfield Hams, think sweet potato ham biscuits, mac and cheese, southern grits and casseroles!

Pierce’s PITT Bar-B-Que. If you know barbecue, you’ve probably heard of Pierce’s. You may have even heard of their own BBQ sauce which troops deployed around the world have been known to request in their care packages! Right off of I-64 in Williamsburg, Pierce’s has the best recipe to add some “sauce” to your special party. Add some homemade biscuits and coleslaw, and your guests will be rubbing their bellies and asking for more.

“Historic Ayrshire is unique in the region as a working farm that has met the 21st Century with one foot firmly planted in the 19th.” That’s how they describe their business in Upperville, Va. and we loved it so much we had to share just that! Ayrshire has specialized in rare breeds of livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. With a comprehensive online store offering organic chicken, Heritage beef, Certified Humane Veal, sausage and even some special goodies for your “furry” guests, Ayrshire Farm will surely provide unique local taste, either as an ingredient, or a staple in your next gathering.

Creating, manufacturing and selling high-quality unique Virginia specialty and gourmet foods, the West Point-based Integrity Food Group offers various flavors of homemade cheese straws, fruit butters and marmalades, artisan pastas, flavorings and even gluten-free baking mixes! It’s a semi-homemade, Virginia-made mecca of options.

Need some recipe inspirations for these Virginia foods?

Bacon Peanut Butter Dip recipe from Whitley’s Peanut Factory

Mini Bar-B-Que Chicken Pizzas

Oysters Pierce

Crispy Ham Sausage and Cheese Wafers

Ayrshire Farm Best Ever Beef Tenderloin

Bloody Mary Chili

    • Battle of the Hook

      MEET THE REVOLUTIONARIES! APRIL 2018!

      April 13 – 15, 2018

      Attention all history lovers! Lodging guests will be treated to a taste of living history the weekend of April 13 – 15, 2018. Meet Col. Warner Lewis and his wife, Eleanor Bowles Gooch Lewis (in residence at Warner Hall from 1754 – 1783) on Friday, April 13 for a private reception with the patriots of the 7th Virginia Regiment.

      Mingle with the reenactors from 5:30 – 7pm while enjoying light colonial fare, libations and period music. Experience Revolutionary War camp life and skirmishes on the grounds of the Inn on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2pm.

      Limited lodging rooms available. Find your room now and book your stay online here.

    • Historic Garden Week Virginia Guidebook

      GLOUCESTER – MATHEWS GARDEN TOUR 2018

      April 20 – 23, 2018 

      Get a beautiful start to Historic Garden Week in Virginia here at the Inn at Warner Hall! Book the room of your choice for the weekend and receive TWO FREE tickets (a $60 value) for the Saturday, April 21 Gloucester Mathews Garden Tour! The homes and gardens of Auburn Plantation, Dunham Massie Farm and Cottage Point are not to be missed!

      Find your room here and book now online.

    • Juan's Mexican Cafe and Cantina Food

      CINCO DE MAYO 2018

      May 4-6, 2018

      Book your two-night stay at the Inn at Warner Hall and celebrate Cinco de Mayo whenever you wish with a $25 gift certificate to Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina, one of our favorite local Mexican Restaurants!

      Find your favorite available room here and book online!

      Photo by Sara Harris Photography for Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina.

    • Celebrate a “Special Occasion”

      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
      $99 including tax

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

      Inquire with Inn Keeper
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    • We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

    • The Essential Getaway

      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warm, Southern Hospitality

      Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving at Warner Hall

      Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

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