“Grilling and Chilling”:
Root to Table’s Summer Celebration

Sunday, July 18th 2021 (5 – 9 pm)
Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Company
Shepherdstown, WV 

Relax and “Chill” while our Top Chefs Grill!

About the Dinner

The Root to Table Culinary Series will once again visit the Bavarian Inn in beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia. We’re excited to welcome Root to Table enthusiasts to Grilling and Chilling“, a celebration of the Summer!

Enjoy the abundant space of “Almost Heaven” West Virginia as our top chefs showcase their favorite Summer dishes with guest chefs and products from our favorite local farmers. Each Chef will have a food station that you can visit and chat with them about their dishes!

Make it a weekend celebration by staying overnight at the Bavarian Inn! Simply use code “Root to Table” when booking to receive 15% off your stay. Call (304) 876-2551 to book.

About the Menu

The menu is inspired by the season and the best local products we have available in the area. When you think of summer, you want to be outside with your favorite chefs as you experience firsthand the true taste of top dishes from their summer cookbook. Experience the smoky flavors of the barbecue or a chilled dish to enlighten and cleanse your taste buds.

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 foodie friends for an exciting event!

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BRRT Grilling and Chilling Beef Dish

Celebrity Guest Chef for “Grilling and Chilling”

Chef Matt Welsh on Guys Grocery Games

Matt Welsch
Vagabond Kitchen

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for “Grilling and Chilling”

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin

Erik Foxx-Nettnin
The Polished Foxx

Chef Chris Michanco of Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co.

Chris Michanco
Bavarian Inn

Chef Marcus Repp

Marcus Repp
Lansdowne Resort & Spa

Chef Steve Ferrell

Steve Ferrell
Firebox 55

Chef Vincent Badiee

Vincent Badiee
Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Taste of Blue Ridge Guest Chefs for “Grilling and Chilling”

Carissa Zanella - Owner of Hillbrook Inn

Carissa Zanella
Hillbrook Inn and Spa

Chef Jeremy Thrasher in a bee keepers suit

Jeremy Thrasher
Bluemont Vineyard

Chef John Loeffler holding a wine glass

John Loeffler
Inn at Gristmill Square

Chef Marvin Swaner

Marvin Swaner
Aikens Group

Sous Chef Amanda Combs

Amanda Combs
Hillbrook Inn and Spa

Participating Farms

Cows in the field at Audley Farm

Audley Farm
Berryville, VA

Maple Leaf Farms
Leesburg, IN

Fruit & Veggie Wagon of Charles Town, WV

The Fruit & Veggie Wagon
Charles Town, WV

David and Linda Lay

David Lay Farms
Stephens City, VA

Gazebo at The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Patowmack Farm
Lovettsville, VA

Root and Marrow Farms at Sunset

Root and Marrow Farm
Lovettsville, VA

Deliteful Dairy logo

Deliteful Dairy
Williamsport, MD

Twin Ridge Orchard Logo

Twin Ridge Orchards
Shenandoah Junction, WV

Ross Farms Logo

Ross Farms
Eighty Four, PA

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

Bolivar Bread Bakery Logo

Bolivar Bread Bakery
Harpers Ferry, WV

Spring Valley Market Sign

Spring Valley Market
Martinsburg, WV

Apple on tree at Mackintosh Fruit Farm

Mackintosh Fruit Farm
Berryville, VA

Brew Keepers Logo of Wheeling, West Virginia

Brew Keepers
Wheeling, WV

Weatherbury Farms

Weatherbury Farms
Avella, PA

Mackintosh Fruit Farm Sign

Featured Farmer Demonstration – Apple Grafting

Farmer’s Bill and Lori Mackintosh from Mackintosh Fruit Farm are widely regarded as experts in the field of “grafting”. In this demonstration, Bill and Lori will give our guests a look at how an apple tree’s fruit can be altered from the trunk of an existing tree!

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

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Baldor Specialty Foods Logo

WestVirjeni Logo


 Black Dog Coffee logo

Logo for Discover Jefferson County



Unifirst Logo with tagline

Maple Leaf Farms Logo

Vineyard Brands logo


Graze Ful logo

The Menu

“Events like “Grilling and Chilling” not only provides amazing food to folks, it also champions the local food movement by showcasing the talent of local farmers and cooks alike, and it celebrates our community by bringing food-passionate people together from across the region.” – Chef Matt Welsch

Station 1 – Chef Matt Welsch “The Vagabond Chef”

-Summer Soup Beans with Smoked Pork Shoulder

-Crawdaddy Mac & Cheese

-Pickled Ramp Cornbread

Station 2 – Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin

-Grilled Mole Brisket, Compressed Pickled Things, Fresno Mop Sauce, Gratin

-Chilled Beef Tartar, Black Garlic Aioli, Capers, Minced Onion, Brioche Crisp

*Beef proudly provided by Audley Farm*

Station 3 – Chef Marcus Repp

-Szechuan Spiced Lamb Chops with
Smoky Eggplant Dip “Moutabel”, Spiced Bacon leek Potatoes & Red Chili Lime

-Tea Cocktail Shooters

*Lamb proudly provided by Baldor Specialty Foods*

Station 4 – Chef Steve Ferrell

-Oak Smoked Duck Breast, Apple Slaw, Candied Walnut, Fermented Berries, Ginger Shrub, and Honey Gastrique

*Duck proudly provided by Maple Leaf Farms*

Station 5 – Chef Chris Michanco
-Chilled Smoked Corn and Peach Salsa, Shredded Chicken, Peach Buffalo Sauce.

-Peach Vinaigrette, Smoked Corn Salsa, Swordfish, Scallop, Salmon Ceviche

Station 6 (Dessert) – Chef Vincent Badiee

Blueberry & Oats
(Yogurt Cremoux, Carol’s Royal Stout, Oats, P.F. Blueberry Variations) 

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.

*Vegetarian Foodie Friends: Our Chefs for Grilling and Chilling have the ability to alter their dishes to accommodate vegetarian needs. Please make sure to fill out the order form with this dietary restriction when purchasing your ticket(s)!*