A Culinary Tour of West Virginia


If you are looking for something to do this evening, consider the Tastes From the Mountains event being held at the Charleston Town Center Marriott.

Each of West Virginia’s nine tourist regions will be represented in dishes that showcase our state’s food products and local tastes.  Marriott Executive Chef, Loren Schrader, will be presenting the tapas along with wines and beer, including some produced in West Virginia.

Dishes include: Buffalo Sliders and Sweet Potato Chips, Lamb Sausage Corn Dogs with Cranberry Ketchup, New Appalachian Antipasti, Whole Roasted Stuffed Pig, and Rossi Pasta with Bolognese and Pesto Sauce.

Tickets are available at the door for $50 per person.  The event will be held in the Marriott Ballroom this evening, Friday January 23, from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. 

This afternoon, ProStart students from 50 high school programs in West Virginia will be demonstrating their talents at the Marriott from 11:00 to 1:00.  The public can enjoy the sights and smells, along with free tastings of the dishes.

Tomorrow, thirteen chefs will be competing in the Cast-Iron Cookoff, also at the Marriott.  Bridge Road Bistro, Charleston Marriott, and Berry Hills Country Club will be represented as well as Café Cimino, Blennerhassett Hotel, Smokey’s on the Gorge, The Greenbrier, Glade Springs and Stonewall Resort.

3 responses to “A Culinary Tour of West Virginia

  1. $50 for free tastings???? Gee, sorry…too rich for this little country girl’s blood.

  2. How was the beer selection? My inner beer geek wants to know.

  3. I was unable to attend the event – the first meeting of The Screw Tops Girls (wine club) was that evening as well. Champagne was the theme. A girl’s gotta prioritize.

    I’ll try to get a report from someone who attended.

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