The Chamberlin is Awarded Best Food at The Virginia Peninsula Food Bank's Tastefully Yours Benefit


  • Historic Chesapeake Dining Room
    Historic Chesapeake Dining Room
    Historic Chesapeake Dining Room
    Historic Chesapeake Dining Room

The Chamberlin does it again! With an Asian inspired Mango and Tuna Tartare with Wasabi Mousse and Candied Ginger, The Chamberlin is given the top award for “Best Food” at the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank’s Tastefully Your benefit.

For over 18 years, The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank’s fundraising event, Tastefully Yours, has been a community highlight of Hampton Roads. With over 30 of the top local restaurants, live music, and a silent auction, Tastefully Yours provides a wonderful opportunity to support [the] community, while also experiencing the local flavor, including premier beer and wines. The funds raised from Tastefully Yours are used to purchase food and provide services for over 250 partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, child nutrition initiatives such as the Food for Kids Backpack program and Kids Cafe, and other emergency organizations in our community. (Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula, 2011)

Hosted on April 26th, the event proudly received more than 800 attendees. At the event, guests were able to meet the masterminds behind the award-winning dish as Executive Chef, David Payne, and Sous Chef, Charles Foley, personally prepared and served each dish.

Visit the award winning Chamberlin for Sunday Brunch, Lunch or Dinner. For more information visit or call (757) 637 – 7200.

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About the Chamberlin

2 Fenwick Road, Hampton, VA 23651

757 · 637 · 7200

The Chamberlin – Waterfront Senior Living Apartments boasts a rich and colorful history. Located within the nation's oldest military base, Fort Monroe, the original hotel to occupy the Chamberlin site was called The Hygeia. Named after the Greek goddess of health, the Hygeia offered well-heeled guests the opportunity to experience a refreshing and invigorating vacation. Built on this magnificent spot surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, the Hygeia opened its doors in 1820. The hotel welcomed a steady stream of important visitors, including Edgar Allen Poe, who recited "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" on the Hygeia's porch in September 1849, just one month before he died.

After serving as a hospital during the Civil War, the Hygeia was torn down. Another hotel was placed on the site, followed closely by the first Chamberlin Hotel.

After a fire in 1920, the beautiful and dramatic Chamberlin Hotel still standing today was built in its place. In its earliest days, the hotel drew visitors with promises of an ideal climate, due to the cool Chesapeake breezes. The indoor swimming pool was described as "so perfectly ventilated and radiant with sunlight that you are really bathing out-of-doors." The formal dining room provided breathtaking vistas of the Chesapeake Bay, treating travelers to a feast for the eyes, as well as the palette.

Today, The Chamberlin is managed by Drucker & Falk Real Estate and is proud to offer residents the same breathtaking views, the same delicious dining opportunities, and enhanced services for health, recreation, and wellness. Building on the tradition that began with the Hygeia in 1820, the Chamberlin is proud of both its history and its renovation as a premiere senior living community.

About Drucker & Falk

Drucker & Falk is a full service investment real estate services firm, offering multifamily fee management, commercial fee management, commercial sales & leasing, senior living, and advisory services. Drucker & Falk's operations are concentrated in the Mid Atlantic and Southeastern states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Established in 1938 by A. Louis Drucker and Emanuel E. Falk, the company is now owned and operated by third generation members of the Drucker and Falk families- Wendy Drucker, Kellie Falk-Tillett and David Falk, Jr.