A Culinary Tale

Culinary Tale

For foodies on the hunt for everything from foie gras to French fries, Chesapeake has you covered. Whether you’re stopping by for Chesapeake Restaurant Week or just visiting to enjoy a weekend of some of the area’s most scrumptious seafood, with Chesapeake’s upscale options and casual cookouts, you’ll be sure to leave each meal excited for the next.


For your first taste of Chesapeake’s offerings, book a table for dinner at Amber Lantern. Offering fine dining with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway and sunsets over the river. Once you’ve decided between a Riesling or a Chardonnay, dig into a wide array of Northern Italian dishes such as Artichoke and Cucumber Salad before deciding between the Lobster Tortellini or the Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Fig Sauce. Save room for creme' brulee or hot lava chocolate cake, and linger over one more glass of wine. 
After a delicious dinner, tuck yourself into a king- or queen-sized bed at the Delta Hotels Chesapeake Norfolk. This hotel also offers an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and, for fitness junkies, the gym is available 24/7. 


Wake up and head to a bountiful breakfast at Baker’s Crust. Here, savory plates of Shakshouka and various eggs Benedict can be eaten alongside Belgian waffles, buttermilk flapjacks, and sides like maple sausage links.

Then for lunch, enjoy a local meal at El Puente Mexican Grill. Order one of their delicious margheritas! Try the El Puente Especial with grilled choice ribeye and boneless chicken breast topped with onions and mushrooms.

For another kind of post-lunch sweet treat, make your way to H.E. Williams Candy Company. Here, for over a century, generations of confectionery wizards have been turning out dainty and delightful candies on the same rolling, slicing, and pulling machines that were used when the store first opened. Fresh candy is always ready, and the knowledgeable and friendly staff are available to answer any questions you might have. 

Finally, end the day with a delicious dinner from Cork & Bull Chophouse. A a premier chophouse, Cork & Bull's luxurious Western charm adorning the walls will make you feel as if you are traveling along the Oregon Trial. Specializing in steak and seafood, and offering expertly crafted cocktails and a wine list sourced from their 2-Stem Award winning restaurants.


After checking out of your hotel, head to breakfast at Sunrise Breakfast Shoppe, a family-run Chesapeake staple since 1995. With dishes inspired by their family's heritage, a local's favorite is the traditional Filipino breakfast with sweet sausage and fried rice. 

No trip to Chesapeake, VA would be complete without some seafood, and the Black Pelican Seafood Company Greenbrier is just the place to enjoy a lunch filled with fresh fish, steamers, and all kinds of sides. Start with Key West Rock Shrimp and Crab Dip served with tortilla chips before moving on to the Tsunami Tuna or the Wanchese Fisherman’s Risotto. 


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