Europe Meets the Blue Ridge at Bavarian Inn

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Europe Meets the Blue Ridge at Bavarian Inn
Culinary Trail, Go Blue Ridge Travel
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Capped at just 50 seats total, the Bavarian Inn’s Root to Table Dinner is going to be an exclusively delicious Root to Table dinner event! Tickets are on sale now and seating it limited.

Grab your tickets while you still can!

About the Event

Bavarian InnBavarian Inn’s dinner will reflect their European heritage while simultaneously blending Appalachian flavor. The dinner is appropriately themed around “sense of place” as guests experience a taste of Germany and our mountainous region of the Shenandoah Valley. Set in the Inn’s newest addition, their brewery, guests will delight in tasting seasonal beers paired with good conversation and a gorgeous scenic view overlooking the Potomac River.

“We are very excited to host our first ever Root to Table event at the Bavarian Inn on My 2nd.  Our Executive Chef Jeffrey Ault has assembled an all star ensemble of guest chefs who are planning an evening showcasing, comparing and contrasting the food of Europe and its influences on traditions in Appalachia.  Guests will be treated to a fun and creative feast in our new and improved dining space. We can’t wait to welcome you!”

— Christian Asam, Bavarian Inn

The Inn’s very own Executive Chef Jeff Ault will be coordinating and preparing the menu alongside the Valley’s top renowned chefs, to include: Executive Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin of Magnolias at the Mill, Executive Chef Steven Ferrell of Hillbrook Inn, and special Guest Chef Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse in South Carolina. For exclusive interviews, head to Taste of Blue Ridge!


The evening reception will host a range of flavors present throughout assorted charcuteries, house prepared meats and pate, and assorted hors d’ oeuvres prepared by all participating chefs. The five-course sit down menu is below.

Nova Scotia Salmon “East of Paris” by Chef Marcus Repp

Pickled Trout with Ramp Variations BB Beer Infusions by Chef Steve Ferrell

Study of Beef German & Appalachian Influences by Chef Erik Fox-Nettnin

Heritage Pork, Snout to Tail Heirloom Pigs of Appalachia by Chef Jeffrey Ault

Historic Foodways of Appalachia in the Bake House by Guest Chef Justin Cherry

Taste of Blue Ridge

In its infancy in 2017, Root to Table‘s sole intention was to round up our close friends (of which happened to be several amazing chefs, business owners, and farmers) to see what Appalachian flavors we could concoct.Taste of Blue Ridge Bavarian Inn

They were a handful of passionate people who shared in that vision; they helped map out the very first ever Root to Table blueprint at Hillbrook Inn & Spa. The guests who attended were veteran foodies, well versed in the flavors and cuisine capabilities of the Shenandoah region. Those guests, alongside our initial passionate bunch, told their friends, of which told their friends. Year two of Root to Table saw an expansion to two flagship dinners. Year three has almost left the team a little stumped… What has now expanded into ten events spread out through 2019, Root to Table’s success can only be attributed to you, our passionate guests, who helped create the buzz needed to generate this kind of momentum, and maybe a little hard work from our teams, too.

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Bavarian Inn Lansdowne Resort

Lansdowne Resort is a premier lodging and getaway experience located in Loudoun County. A refreshing resort nearWashington, D.C., but far from city life, the luxury resort’s beautiful natural setting in Leesburg, Virginia, sprawls 476 acres along the Potomac River. While on your Virginia getaway you’ll feel deeply connected to nature, historyexquisite dining and a healthy, active lifestyle, leaving inspired with a new sense of purpose and perspective.

You can buy individual tickets for our upcoming Root to Table dinners, or you can choose to purchase package tickets at discounted rates!

We hope to see more passionate foodies on May 2nd at the Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV!