August Root to Table Culinary Weekend

Main Event – The Great Chef’s Table
Sunday, August 14th 2022
Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery – Bluemont, VA

Join us for a weekend that culminates in a fun Summer event where culinary lovers get to experience the food and farm scene in Loudoun County!

About the Root to Table Dinner

From long alfresco tables to picnic tables, enjoy an evening of Agri-Cultural culinary excellence presented by Taste of Blue Ridge’s Root to Table Culinary Series. Once again the series and its guests will gather under the Grand Manor House’s walnut trees at Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery.

Taste of Blue Ridge will salute the summer bounty with the most memorable summer picnic in Loudoun County. Our top chefs and local farmers are tasked with crafting a menu our foodie audience will not soon forget. Guests will also be able to speak with our Chef Ambassadors, view demonstrations, and more!

Purchase an exclusive VIP Table for you and your friends NEW to this event!

About the Menu

The Great Chef’s Table will feature everything prepared on an Outdoor Grills. Stop by the Beer & Sangria Garden and then stroll by our chef’s food stations to sample Hors D’oeuvres fresh off the grill! In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn how various kinds of woods and delectable sauces kick main entrees up a notch.

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin’s special  demonstration – “Blue Fin Tuna – Broken, Poked, Grilled and Seared”

With the bounty from our local farms, we will feature great summer dishes with a challenge to the chefs to win the Best of the Best Summer Dish! This competition will be voted on by you, our guests. Then we end the meal with desserts right off of the grill and local ice cream.

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Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin grilling steaks at Lansdowne Resort and Spa

August 14th Culinary Weekend Events

Enjoy a weekend of curated culinary events starting on Friday and culminating on Sunday with the Root to Table main event.

Harpers Ferry Brewing Beers

Pairings on the Potomac
Harpers Ferry Brewing

August 12th (6 pm)

Chef Vincent Badee
From Farmer to Chef
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

August 13th (10 am)

Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery
Colors of Summer Supper
Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery

August 12th (6 pm)

Hillbrook Inn Root to Table Setting

Rosé and Garden Interactive Lunch
Hillbrook Inn & Spa

August 13th (11:30 am)

Plate of Chocolate from The Conche
Art of Chocolate Making Class
The Conche

August 13th (10 am)

Copper Mule from Lilah

Mixology: Copper & Steele
Lilah Restaurant

August 13th (4 pm)

Virginia Blue Ridge Chef for The Great Chefs Table

Chef Torrece Gregoire
Torrece Gregoire
Private Chef

Taste of Blue Ridge Chefs for The Great Chefs Table

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin

Erik Foxx-Nettnin
The Polished Foxx

Chef David Propst

David Propst

Chef Reid Badger

Reid Badger
Between the Hills Events

Chef Vincent Badiee

Vincent Badiee
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Chef Adam Steele

Adam Steele
Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery

Chef Jan Van Haute of Hillbrook Inn

Jan Van Haute
Hillbrook Inn & Spa

Chef Austin Freels of Lilah Restaurant

Austin Freels
Lilah Restaurant

Farmers for The Great Chefs Table

Maple Leaf Farms
Leesburg, IN

Moo Thru Ice Cream
Remington, VA

Congressional Seafood
Jessup, MD

Kansha Farm

Lydia’s Fields at Wheatland
Lovettsville, VA

Patowmack Farm
Lovettsville, VA

Pear Tree Hill Farm
Radford, VA

George’s Mill Farm
Lovettsville, VA

Hillbrook Inn’s Garden
Summit Point, WV

Cedar Springs Farm
Wardensville, WV

Gathering Springs Farm
Middleburg, VA

Crestview Meat Market
Martinsburg, WV

Fireside Farm
Loudoun County, VA

Lodging Partners for the August 14th Weekend

Airwell B&B

Airwell B&B
Purcellville, VA

Treat yourself to a long weekend at Airwell B & B! Simply mention Root to Table when booking to receive 10% off a 2-night!

Call (540) 550-2166 to book.

Bavarian Inn Patio overlooking the Potomac River

Bavarian Inn Resort
Shepherdstown, WV

Escape to “Almost Heaven” West Virginia for a weekend getaway at the Bavarian Inn! Simply use code “BRRT2022” when booking to receive 10% off your stay on Sunday night!

Call (304) 876-2551 to book.

Dining Options for the Aug. 14th Weekend

For Dinner it’s best to make a reservation*

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, VA

Lansdowne Resort – Leesburg, VA

The George Washington Hotel – Winchester, VA

Hunter’s Head Tavern – Upperville, VA

Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co. – Shepherdstown, WV

Hillbrook Inn & Spa – Summit Point, WV

Lilah Restaurant – Shepherdstown, WV

The Conche – Leesburg, VA

Shopping Options for the Aug. 14th Weekend

Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery –
“Come Together & Visit Often”

Many of you may remember our Pickled and Roasted event in October 2020. Bluemont Station (formerly Celebrations Farm) opened in 2022. Their Agri-tourism and Cultural Center sits on 50 scenic acres, surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia.

Guests will receive a drink ticket and have the opportunity to taste the newly launched beers and wines from Bluemont Station as they mingle and dine throughout the evening.

Guests underneath the Portico of Celebrations Farm Whitehall Manor House

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. Bluemont, VA is less than an hour from Dulles International Airport and an hour from Washington DC.

logo of Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery

18301 Whitehall Estate Lane
Bluemont, VA 20135

Special Thank You to our Sponsors!

The Great Chef’s Table Benefits:

One of the goals of Root to Table is to support the local community through giving back. We’re proud to be hosting an online silent auction to benefit Virginia FFA and A Farm Less Ordinary. Funds from the silent auction would be used for a grant program and to purchase new equipment.

We hope that even if you are not able to attend the Root to Table event this Sunday that you will join us virtually for a fun way to give back and win amazing prizes!

Future Farmers of America Logo

FFA – Virginia Foundation

Grant Program

A Farm Less Ordinary logo

A Farm Less Ordinary

New Equipment

The Menu

Special Demonstration – “Tuna: Broken, Pokéd, Grilled, & Seared”

Learn about the art of grilling fish from tuna to salmon!

Chef Foxx-Nettnin

Hors d’oeuvres

Smoked & Grilled Summer Sausages accompanied with Flavorful Dipping Sauces
Chefs Propst & Steele

Allison’s Fancy Toast: Charred Sourdough, Pear and Fennel Confit, Smoked Blue Cheese, Kansha Farm Heritage Ham, Chives
Chef T Gregorire

Profiteroles: Fromage Blanc, Honey, Nasturtium
Chef Van Haute

Grilled Longaniza: Sausage Flatbread Roasted Tomato and Red Chili Sauce, Green Onion Crème Fraiche,
Toasted Pepitas, Spanish Style Olive Oil Flatbread
Chef Badger

Course 1
Welcome Gazpacho Shooter
Chef Badiee

Marinated Heirloom Tomato
Georges Mill Whipped Feta and Goat Skyr Tzatziki, Garden Herb Salad, Pickled Red Onion, Grilled Dill Pickle Rye, Heirloom Cucumber, Olive Oil
Chef Badger

Course 2 

Tuna Maguro No Tataki, Sunomono, Maze-Gohan Grilled Big Eye Tuna,  AFLO Cucumber Salad, Compound Rice, Black Garlic Gastrique
topped with Tuna Crudo, Dashi Vinaigrette, Toasted Seaweed and Farm Vegetable Relish, Soy Pearls
Chef Foxx-Nettnin

Chilled Udon Noodles – Smoke Roasted Eggplant, Plums, Red Onion, Chili-Lime Dressing, Fresh Mint, Basil
Chef Badger

Course 3 

Smoked and Fried Chicken
Chicken Ballotine, Maque Choux Cornbread, Noble Hot Honey
Chef T

“Risotto”- Gandules, Collard Greens, Coconut Milk, Chicken Veloute
Chef T

Street Corn Succotash – Roasted Corn, Fireside Farm Black Beans, Blistered Green Beans, Cured Ham,
Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce, Chives, Grana Cheese –
Chef Badger

Course 4

Lacquered Duck Breast with Cherry Beer Reduction
Chef Van Haute
Duck confit cigar with  Mulberry Gastrique
Chef Badiee

Summer Fennel Salad – Fennel, Wild Shiso, Citrus, Offerings from the Garden
Chef Badiee

Finish the evening enjoying the beautiful lawns of Bluemont Station 

Dessert Station

Grilled Peaches with a Cocoa Nib Oat Crumble, Caramel Sauce.
Chef Montgomery

Paired with Specialty Ice Cream presented by Taylor Smith of Moo Thru Ice Cream

Beverage Features:

Browse the Beer and Sangria Garden from Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery

Sangria: Blackberry Sangria, Peach Sangria, Watermelon Sangria

Beers: Notch 8 DIPA, Brewmont’s Best Pilsner, LoCo Motive Amber Lager, Loose Caboose West Coast IPA

Wines from Bluemont Station Brewery & Winery will be available by the glass or by the bottle. 

Complimentary Lemonade and Ice Tea.
** Wine available at extra charge
***VIP (parties of 8, 3 bottles included)