Every great dream
begins with a dreamer
Patrick’s mother thought he didn’t have a very tight grasp on reality…but that might have served him well. In spite of no formal training and humble beginnings, the journey to seek his ultimate potential began 40 years ago. Always supportive, his mother cautioned that if things didn’t work out, Patrick could sell his homemade granola door to door.
Forty years later, Patrick’s vision has become a magnificent reality.
Beyond accolades and Michelin stars, The Inn at Little Washington has become a cherished experience. Visitors from around the world enjoy Patrick’s dream in all its whimsy and evolving timelessness.
Today, The Inn at Little Washington has reached a new milestone. What began in 1978 in a run-down garage is now a culinary cathedral—the proprietor, its pope. Patrick’s bold vision soars on. This year, he has planned a celebration four decades in the making.
Lovers of food, history and once-in-a-lifetime parties, we invite you to celebrate our journey.
Chef Patrick O’Connell will recognize this milestone with a year-long celebration of the people and places who have inspired him throughout his legendary career. The delicious events will focus on bringing history to life and sharing incredible food in stunning locations – feasts for all senses, and for the soul.