Chef's Kitchen

Wine 101

Led by our wine expert you will learn about the uniqueness and popularity of wine varietals as you swirl and sip your away to demystifying the terminology and vinification of grapes.

Whiskey Tasting

Distilling in Virginia dates back to colonial times, and today, our state boasts award-winning whiskies, such as Copper Fox. Sample their limited edition whiskeys and the rye especially made for the Tides, Barrel Select #1947.

Oyster Shucking

Learn a pastime of the Chesapeake Bay region and join one of our experienced chefs to learn how to clean and shuck freshly caught oysters. Enjoy an assortment of prepared oyster recipes.

Plated salmon with vegetables

Coastal Seafood Cuisine

With our resort's convenient location leading into the bay, the culinary team has developed close partnerships with local fishermen. In this class, learn how to prepare fresh, seasonal local fish in coastal Virginia style.

Pasta Making 101

Join us as we explore the art of pasta making. A member of our culinary team will guide you step-by-step on how to make your own fresh pasta and prepare a delectable dish.

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Dining at the Tides Inn
Chesapeake Restaurant and Terrace

While more formal than Fish Hawk Oyster Bar, Chesapeake offers a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Wine bottles
Master Wine List 2022

An impressive selection of fine wines from all over the world.

Easter Menu

an outdoor patio with string lights and light blue picnic tables looking out of the water
Fish Hawk

Enjoy a casual, upbeat setting as you dine waterfront indoors or outdoors overlooking Carter’s Creek.

View Room Bar

Visit the View Room, one of our favorite gathering areas, in the morning for barista-made coffee drinks and tea or for a signature cocktail during happy hour.

In Room Dining

Dine in the comfort of your room surrounded by the beauty of Virginia's Northern Neck.