Root to Table’s – The Great Chefs Table
Fall Event – Sunday, October 8, 2023
3 – 7 pm
Audley Farm – Berryville, VA
Join us for an evening raising money for our community initiatives!
About the Dinner
The Root to Table Culinary Series is excited to visit Audley Farm in Berryville, Virginia. Four hours of great food, and entertainment on a breathtaking horse and cattle farm. The Great Chefs Table is a Food Festival event where guests will meet and talk to Taste of Blue Ridge chefs and farmers while they cook at their food stations, taste their creations, and learn about their passions!
Guests can enjoy culinary demonstrations, a tour of the historic home with the history of Audley Farm, and even enjoy a conversation with young George Washington. Relax and listen to a bluegrass band. This event is the first large-scale fundraiser for our Root to Table Community Fund with Auctioneer Marty Kable.
Tickets on sale now!
Our Mission – Addressing Food Challenges
The Root to Table Community Fund’s mission is to address food challenges faced by the region that Taste of Blue Ridge serves. The Taste of Blue Ridge community believes economic circumstances should not limit a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
By supporting the FFA (Future Farmers of America) and other youth leadership programs, we aim to educate young people on their leadership commitments to be involved with their local community. We aim to work with non-profit agencies and our local food industry to address food challenges within the area.
“One of the initial Root to Table Action Board’s goals was establishing a fund to give back to our community. I am thrilled that this is finally going to happen!”
Nancy Craun, Founder of the Root to Table Movement
Root to Table Chef Action Board
Special Guest Chef for this Fall Celebration!
Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for this Fall Celebration!
Make your Fall Experience a Weekend Staycation!
This menu is being created out of 100% local products from Virginia and West Virginia. While some menu items may change based on availability, guests can get excited for a genuinely farm-to-table culinary experience!
Chef Mary Ellen Diaz with Farmer Ann Fox
Audley Beef Biltong, Pimento cheese and Preserved Ramp Puffs, Blue Ridge Pickling Pickles, Chapel Hill Beef Salamis, Maple Leaf Duck Proscuitto, Paw Paw Cake, Twin Ridge Apples, Fox Urban Farm Greens, Lydia’s Fields Vegetables, Sacred Hearts Goods Beet Pate and Local Breads and more.
Chefs Erik Foxx-Nettnin, Marcus Repp, and Pete Smith with Audley Farm
Braised Audley Prime Beef Osso Bucco, Smoked Trout Strata, Virginia Scallop Thermidor, Rich Bordelaise
Celebrity Chef Nick Green with Virginia Eastern Shore Oysters
Marinate and Grilled fish Collars with Lime, Grilled Virginia Oysters/Chili butter/ Mezcal, and Japanese Rice and Pickles/Yuzu Kosho/Orange Ponzu
Chefs Vincent Badiee and Hunter Blackford with Chapel Hill Farm
Beef Carpaccio and Beef Tartar, Fresno Peppers and Grilled Corn Bravirian, Fermented Peaches, Sacred Hearts Herbed Sunflower, and Garlic Crisps
Chef Mary Ellen Diaz with Lydia’s Fields
Slow Roasted Heirloom Grits with Savory Apple Butter
Grilled Escarole with Charred Red Onions, Butternut Squash, and Candied Pecans
Chefs Steven Weiss and Cheryl Strasser with Twin Ridge Orchard
Triple Chocolate Cake Pops and Mini Apple Normandy Tarts
Mini Hand Pies and Pumpkin Tarts
Working with local wineries, breweries, and distillery, Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin will present the following beverage options. This is a Cash Bar.
- The Surly Mule – spiced pear vodka, blood orange gastrique, ginger beer, dark rum float
- Nancy’s Grace – calavados, pomegranate, lillet, bubbles
- Weaver’s Crème Brulee Martini – Godiva liquer, vanilla bean vodka, orange zest, carmelized bourbon simple
Catoctin Creek Premium Virginian Spirits and wines and ciders from Chrysalis Vineyards, Fabilioli Cellars, and Walsh Family Wines plus Craft Beers from Loudoun Brewing Company,, Crooked run and Aslin Beer as well as other favorites.
Thank you to our Sponsors and Donors
Plan your weekend around this great destination
Taste of Blue Ridge has a line up of award-winning hotel and resort partners around the region. Itinerary ideas are listed for each lodging location so you can plan a weekend around this Root to Table event.
Berryville, VA is less than an hour from Dulles International Airport and a little over one hour from Washington D.C.
About Historic Audley Farm
Historic Audley Farm was founded in 1749 through George Washington’s family. Warner Washington, George’s cousin, was the first owner of the farm. The main manor, Audley House, has been around since 1795.
“We’re primarily a two-species farm: world-class thoroughbred horses bred for racing which has been around since the 1920s. Audley Farm has bred and raised amazing racehorses, many of which have won Preakness and Kentucky Derby status fame. More recently we’ve also gone into the purebred Angus cattle business.”
If you were to visit Audley Farm today, of which the team there is very open to guests doing, you’d be greeted by a gorgeous 360-degree view of 3,000 acres of pastures, mountains, and a sweet old farm dog. It is a breath of fresh air and an experience that can’t be bought in a grocery store.
752 Audley Ln.
Berryville, VA 22611