Happening at Monticello

  • The Art of French Brasserie Cooking

    6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Farm and Garden,  Special Event

    A love of French cuisine continues at Monticello today under the direction of our Farm Table chef, David Bastide. A native of southern France, Bastide learned to cook – quite literally – on his grandmother’s knee. Join Bastide as he takes us on a cooking adventure starring French brasserie fare! This live cooking class will emphasize a simple and authentic menu featuring ingredients grown and harvested from Monticello’s gardens. Participants will cook alongside Chef from their homes to create a delicious meal they can enjoy that evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a French meal at home while learning more about Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to American cuisine and the enslaved cooks who prepared the food for his table. This class includes a special introduction by Monticello’s Richard Gilder Senior Curator Susan Stein, who has written and presented extensively on Jefferson’s years in France.

  • Family Scavenger Hunt

    All Day

    Enhance your visit with our new mobile Scavenger Hunt. Use your smartphone to complete unique challenges- snap photos, explore new spaces, test your knowledge, and share your thoughts. FREE with admission.