Root to Table’s Spring Celebration of West Virginia

Spring Event – Sunday, May 7th 2023 (4-8 pm)
Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co. – Shepherdstown, WV

Join us for an Exciting Culinary Experience Celebrating West Virginia’s Spring Harvest!

About the Dinner

The Root to Table Culinary Series is excited to once again welcome guests to “Almost Heaven” West Virginia for the 2023 season! The Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co. will host Root to Table diners for their 4th event this May. Help us celebrate the Spring Harvest in West Virginia as we highlight Chefs who have “Roots” in West Virginia by either having lived or cooked in the Wild & Wonderful state at some point in their career.

Make it a full weekend by booking an overnight stay on Sunday night at the Bavarian Inn.

About the Menu

This event will have some of the best dinning features that our guests love. Start the evening enjoying a mixology demonstration from Diane Batt of the Bavarian Inn where she will be preparing 2 of the Inn’s signature cocktails that guests will have the chance to pick from.

You’ll then move to the lawn overlooking the Potomac where our Top Chefs will be creating dishes inspired by the season. Stop by and chat with each of them at their Food Station and learn a little about their inspiration and passions of what’s on their plate. 

Finally, guests will move indoors and enjoy a plated course from Executive Chef Jeff Ault and his special Guest Chefs.

Join our restaurant owners, chefs, farmers, and of course, our passionate food friends for an exciting event!


Diane Batt of the Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co. showing off a cocktail

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for the Spring Celebration of West Virginia!

Cheff Jeff Ault holding a prepared dish at the Bavarian Inn

Jeff Ault

Bavarian Inn

Shepherstown, WV

Chef Matt Welsh

Matt Welsch

The Vagabond Kitchen

Wheeling, WV

Chef Mary Ellen Diaz

Mary Ellen Diaz

Alma Bea

Shepherdstown, WV

Chef John Loeffler headshot

John Loeffler

Inn at Gristmill Square

Warm Springs, VA

Chef Timothy Rampey of Hillbrook Inn

Timothy Rampey

Hillbrook Inn

Charles Town, WV

Danie Armstrong of Sugar Whipped

Danie Armstrong

Sugar Whipped

Shepherdstown, WV

Chef Jason Renn from Lilah Restaurant

Jason Renn

Lilah Restaurant

Shepherdstown, WV

Chef Miriam Conroy

Miriam Conroy

Blue Ridge CTC

Martinsburg, WV

May 7th Culinary Weekend Happenings

Watermelon Martini

Summer Porch Sippin’ Mixology Class

Lilah Restaurant – Shepherdstown

May 6th (3 pm)

Hillbrook Wedding Menu Table

Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Charles Town, WV

Lunch / Dinner / Weekend Getaway

Bavarian Inn Patio overlooking the Potomac River

Bavarian Inn Resort

Shepherdstown, WV

Lunch / Dinner / Weekend Getaway

Bootleg Distilling Sign

Bootleg Distilling

Martinsburg, WV

Spirits Tour

Special Thank You to our Sponsors and Affiliates!

Visit Jefferson County logo

Bavarian Inn Resort and Brewing Company

Orsini's Appliance Logo

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College logo


Horizon Farm Credit logo

Bootleg Distilling logo

Performance Food Group logo


WestVirjeni Logo

Smoke in Chimneys logo

Lyon Bakery Logo

The Menu

Station #1 – Chef Rampey
Roasted Potato Pierogi “Ruskie” (Russian Pierogi) – Creamy Onion Soubise, smoked Stracciatella, Sauerkraut “ash”, duo of Spring Ramps & Prosciutto.

Station #2 – Chef Renn
Smoked Trout Mousse – Almond Dill Cream, Salted Flatbread Cracker

Charcoal Grilled Walleye Fillet – “lemon & herb” light champagne vinaigrette, multicolor micro greens.

Station #3 – Chef Diaz

Grilled Morel & Spring Asparagus “Corn” Flatbread – Crème Fraiche, Local Mountain Swiss, Sour Cream

Soft Shell Crab & Appalachian Bejeweled Rice – Pickled Corn, Candied Black walnut, Smoked Bacon & Tomato

Station #4 – Chef Conroy and BRCTC Students

Hasenpfeffer Stew (Tender Rabbit Stew) – Crispy Fried Polenta, Honey Buttered Spring Radishes from the BRCTC Greenhouse

Main Course – Chef Ault, Chef Welsch, & Chef Loeffler
Fresh Water Trout “Crépinette” & Braised Veal Short Rib – Sauteed Fresh Morels, Spring Pickled & Ramp Butter Bean Puree, Southern Chow Chow Relish & Black garlic puree

Dessert – Danie Armstrong / Sugar Whipped
Lemon Ginger Cake – 
Salted Honey Buttercream

Appalachian Apple Cake – 
Sweet Cinn Buttercream

Beverage Features:

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

Farmers our Chefs Trust for the Spring Celebration of West Virginia

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.

Shepherdstown, WV is an hour from Dulles International Airport and one and a half hours from Washington D.C.

Bavarian Inn Resort and Brewing Company

Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co.

164 Shepherd Grade Road
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

(304) 876-2551