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Packages at The Jefferson
CollaBEERate at The Jefferson Hotel
July 16, 2014
Four local chefs and limited-release local beers
Did You Know?
The Jefferson Hotel was supposed to open on November 1, 1895, but at the last minute it was realized that November 1 was a Friday, and it was considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday. So the hotel was opened on Halloween instead.
From the time the hotel opened until 1937, rooms were just $1.50 per night. A room with a private bath was $1 more per night.
The Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the hotel in 1949 cost $2.50.
When Elvis stayed at the hotel in 1956, he brought his own television and the hotel manager was shocked that Elvis ate his bacon with his fingers.
In the mid 1950s, the hotel had a pink limousine to drive guests throughout the city.
The Jefferson has been in several movies including My Dinner with Andre (1981), First Kid (1996), HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels (2004), The American President (1995) and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel (early 1980's).
Alligators once resided in marble pools in the Palm Court Lobby. Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring the baby alligators home as pets. As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson. Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!
Thirteen US Presidents, including Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes (George H. W. and George W.), Clinton and Obama have been guests at The Jefferson Hotel.
Legend says that Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was discovered by his life-long agent while dancing across the dining room at The Jefferson Hotel.
Frank Sinatra once entertained guests in Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel with an impromptu performance after enjoying his dinner.
Artifacts from over a century of the hotel’s history are housed in a museum at the bottom of The Grand Staircase, including a photo of Elvis at the hotel's old lunch counter.
The priceless statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands watch over the Palm Court lobby has only left his post on one occasion. In the 1902 hotel fire, he was rescued from the building only to have his head bumped on the cobblestones. He took a brief vacation to Edward Valentine’s art studio where his head was reattached.
The Grand Staircase at The Jefferson Hotel has long been rumored to be the staircase featured in the iconic film, Gone with the Wind.
The Jefferson Hotel is often cited as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture still in existence today.
All entrées are served with a basket of Breakfast Breads and Coffee Cake, Petite Fruit Plate and
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea or Milk.
STEAK AND EGGS
Grilled Striploin with Fried Eggs
CORNED BEEF HASH
Crispy Corned Beef Hash topped with Poached Eggs
FINES HERBS EGG WHITE OMELET
Heart Healthy Omelet Stuffed with Spinach and Feta
Parsley Red Bliss Potatoes
Two Poached Eggs and Sautéed Crabmeat on a Buttermilk Biscuit with Tomato
ANSON MILLS HOECAKES
Anson Mills Heritage Blue Cornmeal Cakes
Molasses Apples and Toasted Pecans
Sausage Craft Bangers
SHRIMP AND GRITS
Creamy Stone Ground Grits topped with Poached Eggs,
Shrimp and Peppers in Étouffée Sauce
Scrambled Eggs with Skillet Potatoes or Cheddar Cheese Grits,
Crisp Bacon Strips or Sausage Links
CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST
Batter Dipped Challah Bread with Warm Maple Syrup
Crisp Bacon Strips or Sausage Links
GREEN EGGS AND HAM
Griddled Edwards Ham Steak
Florentine Scrambled Eggs
Toasted Biscuits and Sawmill Gravy
ON THE LIGHT SIDE
Slices of Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple and Assorted Fresh Berries
Choice of Yogurt and Granola or Swiss Biercher Muesli
PLATED BREAKFAST ENHANCEMENTS
Bagel with Lox and Cream Cheese - $7
Fruit Yogurt with Fresh Berries - $4