A Taste of Freedom in the Blue Ridge

Sunday, July 5th 2020
Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Company
Shepherdstown, WV
4 – 8 pm

Join us for a Culinary Celebration on Independence Day Weekend!

About the Dinner

The Bavarian Inn will be opening it’s doors to Root to Table enthusiasts with “A Taste of Freedom in the Blue Ridge” celebration where you will have thoughtfully dedicated areas with abundant space as the top chefs showcase their favorite dishes with guest chefs and local farmers.

Make it an Independence Day weekend celebration with an opportunity to stay overnight at the Bavarian Inn with a special promotion of 15% off your room! Root to Table guests can simply use promo code “Taste” when booking your room to receive this special offer.

About the Menu

The menu is inspired and themed by celebrating a taste of freedom from the eyes of our chefs. Serving their favorite dishes as they let us in on their secret recipes, favorite farms to get the best products and experience firsthand the true taste of top dishes from their cookbook.

Local wines and beer from the Bavarian Brothers Brewing Company are included in the ticket price. Liquor Cocktails will be available for an additional cost.

This is a food experience you do not want to miss. Join our restaurant owners, farmers, food artisans and of course, our passionate food friends for an exciting event!

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Fish with mulitple vegetables and greens as garnishes

Stay in Touch for Regulation Updates

Thank you for supporting the Root to Table movement while we comply with COVID-19 related restrictions. To accommodate all guests to the best of our abilities and comply with state regulations, it is crucial for us to abide by the constant change of regulations. This helps us to better serve you and ask that you check back with us for updates as we get closer to the July 5th event at the Bavarian Inn.

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “A Taste of Freedom in the Blue Ridge”

Cheff Jeff Ault holding a prepared dish at the Bavarian Inn

Jeff Ault
Bavarian Inn Resort

Chef John Loeffler holding a wine glass

John Loeffler
Inn at Gristmill Square

Chef Steve Ferrell infront of his food station at 2019 VIP Event

Steve Ferrell
Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Chef Jason von Moll of Paladin Bar & Grill

Jason Von Moll
Paladin Bar & Grill

Chef Jeremiah Brooks

Jeremiah Brooks
Hamilton’s Tavern 1840

Chef Britt Shyrene

CheChef Patrick - George Washington Hotel

Patrick Evans
Dine One-One

Chef Marvin Swaner

Marvin Swaner
Aikens Group

Taste’s VIP Ambassadors

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin at Harpers Ferry Brewing

Erik Foxx-Nettnin
Magnolias at the Mill

Chef Marcus Repp

Marcus Repp
Lansdowne Resort & Spa

Chef Santosh Tiptur of The Conche

Santosh Tiptur
The Conche

Chef Jeremy Thrasher of West End Restaurant and Wine Bar

Jeremy Thrasher
West End Wine Bar & Pub

Plan your weekend around this great destination

Taste of Blue Ridge has a line up of award-winning hotel and resort partners here in the Shenandoah Valley. Many partners are offering packages as well as shuttles to the event. Itinerary ideas are listed for each lodging location so you can plan a weekend around this Root to Table event. Shepherdstown, WV is one hour from Dulles International Airport and an hour and a half from Washington DC.

Bavarian Inn Resort and Brewing Company

164 Shepherd Grade Road
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Phone 304-876-2551

The Menu

“The best ingredients could be in our own back yards” – Chef Jeff Ault, Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co.

Station 1 – Chefs Ault & Loeffler

Hazy River IPA, Ramp and Cheddar Brat, Embered Cabbage Slaw & Ramp Mustard on spent Grain Rye

Maryland Crab “Cigar” served with Mango Remoulade

Bison Slider, Chanterelle Ketchup, Rogue Blue, and Pickled Vegetables

Station 2 – Chefs Ferrell & Von Moll

Spicy Beef with Crunchy Grilled Vegetables and Puffed Rice

Pickled Shrimp, Squash Curtido on Corn Cake

Cherry Almond Cake

Station 3 – Chefs Brooks & Shyrene

Chilled Corn Soup: Blistered Corn Salsa and Ancho Chili Lime Oil

Salmon Tartare: Spiced Roasted Beetroot, Rustic Avocado Mash, Fresh Salmon,
served with local everything seasoned sourdough and house-made crème fraîche

Station 4 – Chefs Evans & Swaner
Briars Farmstead Whole Hog Sausage Gravy with Buttermilk Sage Biscuits

Freedom Ranger Fried Chicken with Fingerling Potato Salad and Crispy local Bacon

Beverage Features:

Local wines and beer from the Bavarian Brothers Brewing Company are included in the ticket price.
Liquor Cocktails will be available for an additional cost.