Blue Ridge Culinary Tour – Pickled & Roasted

About the Menu

Keep warm as the weather turns cool this autumn with the Root to Table dinner series presenting a vibrant tailgating dinner. The menu is inspired by our farmer’s favorite harvest crops with a twist from our top chefs, in this case, using the pickled and roasted methods. Get ready to enjoy the perfect pairing for these vibrant vegetables accompanied by roasted fall meats, all locally sourced.  

You are invited not only to taste new dishes but also to learn from chefs and farmers, the secrets to making amazing curtidos and roasts. We have invited two of our favorite farmers who will do food demonstrations on pickling/canning as well as grilling techniques to give our guests a full culinary experience!

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Chefs Steve and Jason plating their dish at a Root to Table event

Guests underneath the Portico of Celebrations Farm Whitehall Manor House

About Celebrations Farm

Celebrations Farm, Northern Virginia’s Agri-tourism & Cultural Center sits on 50 scenic acres, surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia.

Celebrations’ s mission is for all guests to partake in diverse and delicious food, beverage, learning, and artistry experiences, some independently and others through participation with talented people that have a story to tell for people that want to learn and experience.

Our chefs and bartenders also roll out the red carpet for the private weddings and social events at the very grand Celebrations Farm Manor House. Stay connected and plan to visit often!

Sponsored Chefs for “Pickled & Roasted”

Chef Jose Marty

Jose Marty
Celebrations Farm

Chef Jason Reaves working dough

Jason Reaves
Salamander Resort & Spa

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “Pickled & Roasted”

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin at Harpers Ferry Brewing

Erik Foxx-Nettnin
The Polished Foxx

Chef Jeremiah Brooks

Jeremiah Brooks
Hamilton’s Tavern 1840

Chef Jeremy Thrasher of West End Restaurant and Wine Bar

Jeremy Thrasher
West End Wine Bar & Pub

CheChef Patrick - George Washington Hotel

Patrick Evans
Dine One-One

Taste’s VIP Ambassadors

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

Steve Ferrell
Hillbrook Inn

Chef Britt Shyrene

Britt Shyrene

Chef Marvin Swaner

Marvin Swaner
Aikens Group

Participating Farms

Burner's Beef Logo

Burner’s Beef
Luray, VA

Twin Ridge Orchard Logo

Twin Ridge Orchard
Shenandoah Junction, WV

David and Linda Lay

David Lay Farms
Stephens City, VA

War Shore Oyster Company Logo

Farm truck parked in a field at Lydia's Fields Farm

Lydia’s Fields
Purcellville, VA

Bucket of Strawberries at West Oaks Farm Market

West Oaks Farm Market
Winchester, VA

Apple on tree at Mackintosh Fruit Farm

Mackintosh Fruit Farm
Berryville, VA

Farmer with crop at Young Harvests Farm

Young Harvests Farm
Charles Town, WV

The Menu

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

Soup – Chefs Brooks & Evans
Roasted Pumpkin Shooter with Whipped Goat Cheese

Starter – Chefs Brooks & Evans

Lydia’s Fields & Young Harvests Farms
Selected Savory, Dill and Spicy Pickled Cucumber, Mushrooms, Green Beans, Garlic and Beets.
Cippolini Onions Confit, Roasted Garlic Focaccia, French Baguette.

Entrée Course #1 – Chef Thrasher
David Lay Farms, Lydia’s Fields, and Mackintosh Fruit Farm
Medley of Early Fall Vegetables served with a Goat Cheese Paw Paw Panna Cotta

Entrée Course #2 – Chef Foxx-Nettnin

David Lay Farms, Lydia’s Fields, and War Shore Oyster Co.

Virginia Scallop Gratin with Crispy Pickled Green Tomato, Heirloom Tomato Jam, Pepper Pot Aioli, Pistachio Gratin, Peppered Lardo

Entrée Course #3 – Chef Marty
Burner’s Beef
Braised Beef served with Ginger Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Celeriac Puree & Pomegranate Demi Glace

Dessert Trio – Chef Reaves
Twin Ridge Orchards and West Oaks Farm Market

Apples & Honey Cheesecake Tart
Maple Roasted Squash Blondie
Bourbon Peach Cream Puff

Beverage Features:
House wines and non-alcoholic beverages from Celebrations Farm are included in the ticket price. Beer, Liquor Cocktails, and Specialty Wines will be available for an additional cost.