Root to Table’s “Taste of Excellence”

Spring Event – Sunday, April 28th 2024
6 – 8:30 pm
Piedmont Club – Haymarket, VA

Root to Table’s Brand of Excellence honors Chefs who produce exceptional farm-to-table fare. Dine with Chef Pete Smith, Brand of Excellence recipient this Spring!

Chef Pete Smith plating dishes

About the Dinner

The Root to Table Culinary Series is excited to visit Piedmont Club for the first time in the 2024 season! Join us as Chef Pete Smith and Chef James Lockley highlights what it takes to earn Root to Table’s Brand of Excellence.

Chef Pete Smith was a 2023 recipient of Root to Table’s Brand of Excellence. Chef Pete earned this distinction by making a huge impact on our community. He was instrumental in the success of our 2022 Winter Soup Program and has served faithfully as a member of our first Chef Advisory Board, where he helped coordinate the first-ever Salute to Women event and the Taste of Excellence series in July of 2023.

Enjoy a unique culinary experience where you’ll get to experience exceptional farm-to-table fare paired with award-winning wines!

Vision

Barrel Oak Winery offers the very best of the Virginia Piedmont located in scenic Delaplane! Here you can experience 78 spacious acres of beautiful rolling countryside. Chef Pete will be featuring wonderful dishes to pair with this great wine to create a unique experience.

Disclaimer: Please book soon, limited space available.

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for this Celebration!

Chef Pete Smith at Root to Table's Salute to Women

Pete Smith

Piedmont Club

Haymarket, VA

Chef James Lockley of River Creek CC

James Lockley

River Creek Club

Leesburg, VA

Make your Spring Experience a Weekend Staycation!

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The Menu

Amuse Bouche
Chef James Lockley, Executive Chef River Creek Club

First Course
Seared Ahi Tuna, Pineapple, Snow Peas Salad, Water Chestnuts
2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Delaplane, VA
Chef Pete Smith, Executive Chef Piedmont Club

Second Course
Stuffed Chesapeake Bay Oysters, Blue Crab, Champagne, Leeks, Lemon
2021 Seyval Blanc, Delaplane, VA
Chef Pete Smith, Executive Chef Piedmont Club

Bread Course
Casted Iron Cornbread, Parker Rolls, Strawberry Preserves, Garlic Butter
Chef Pete Smith, Executive Chef Piedmont Club

Entree
Ovoka Wagyu Short Rib, Local Yellow Girts, Crispy Okra
2021 Syrah, Delaplane, VA
Chef Pete Smith, Executive Chef Piedmont Club

Dessert Course
TBA
2020 Goldie, Delaplane, VA
Chef James Lockley, Executive Chef River Creek

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.

Haymarket, VA is about 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport and one hour from Washington D.C.

Piedmont Club

14675 Piedmont Vista Dr.
Haymarket, VA 20169