Explore three centuries of dining, entertaining and gardens at Hampton Mansion, located in Towson, Maryland. Hampton National Historic Site commemorates American social, cultural, and economic history through seven generations of the Ridgely family. The 63-acre park includes the mansion, outbuildings, a farm, dairy, standing slave quarters, and formal terraced gardens. Join the Curator for a “behind-the scenes” tour of the elegant Georgian mansion that will highlight the lavishly furnished dining room and the kitchen. The dining room reflects the lifestyle of Maryland Governor Ridgely (1760-1829), a man of wealth and sophistication said to “keep the best table in America.” The kitchen includes the original 1790s brick stew stove and a mid- 19th century wall oven.The Horticulturalist will lead a tour of the gardens that reflects 200 years of landscape architecture. Parterres planted with brilliant annuals and trees dating from before the Revolution to the early 20th century are highlights.
Chef Brian Boston will prepare a delicious lunch at the nearby Milton Inn (ca.1740) http://miltoninn.com/. The renowned chef was nominated for Restauranteur of the Year 2014 and has many awards, including the Five Star Diamond Award, Distinguished Restaurant of North America, and a Zagat rating of “extraordinary to perfection.” Tour arranged by Dame Joan Bacharach.
DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015
PLACE: Hampton National Historic Site 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286 (410) 825-5489; www.nps.gov/hamp or click here for a historic site.
TIME: 10:30 a.m. two hour tour; lunch follows tour. Ticket cost includes tour and lunch.
PRICE: Dames $45; Non-members $55 (non-members’ price includes a $10.00 tax-exempt donation for LDEI-DC scholarships). Price includes menu below. The mansion and garden tour is free.
RESERVATIONS: To register for your ticket/s on Eventbrite, click here.
DIRECTIONS: Directions from Washington and Baltimore (Hampton is 54 miles and 55 minutes from Bethesda, Maryland.)
From I-495 Beltway, stay in the right 2 lanes to take exit 27 for I-95 N toward Baltimore. • Stay on I-95 N for 18.4 miles. • Left lane exit 49B for I-695 West towards Towson, Maryland • Drive north on I-695 for 16.4 miles. Then follow below.
From Baltimore Beltway I-695: Take right exit 27B; merge onto MD-146 N/Dulaney Valley Rd. • Almost immediately (.2 mile) take the first right turn onto Hampton Lane and drive .7 mile to the property on your right.
First Course Selections
Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho
Meyer Lemon Mascarpone
Harissa Roasted Breast of Chicken with Humous,
Tzatsiki and Broccoli Raab or
Crab Cake served with Smoked Corn Salad and Herb Bacon and Potato Salad
Chocolate Soufflé with Anglaise Sauce or
Coffee, Tea, or Soda
Les Dames d'Escoffier
LDEI is the premier organization of influential professional women who are committed to the advancement of education and philanthropy in food, beverage and hospitality for the good of the global community.