West Virginia resort to host food, wine festival
Food aficionados can take a culinary road trip across America without ever leaving West Virginia, says John Greenwald, executive chef at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa in Morgantown.
An American Road Trip dinner buffet is part of the 28th annual Lakeview Festival of Food and Wine taking place this weekend.
"We'll have a goat cheese salad, Yankee pot roast, St. Louis-style ribs and Jersey-style pasta stations," says Greenwald, a Shaler native who is in his first year as Lakeview's executive chef. "The whole menu features items I've done before."
The optional buffet is a small part of the annual festival of food at the West Virginia resort. The weekend will feature an abundance of dining experiences, seminars, classes and demonstrations featuring Greenwald and six other chefs. Packages are available that include most events and two nights lodging, or the food events alone.
Lakeview spokeswoman Lindsey Helfer says most of the attendees over the years have been foodies, with some people returning each year for new information on what ingredients to use, how food is made and how to pair wines with various dishes.
"The food (attendees) see prepped in the afternoon is prepared that night," Helfer says.
The event will prominently feature wines from Morgantown's Forks of Cheat Winery, one of the event sponsors, and ingredients from local farms.
A welcome reception and buffet will take place on Friday, followed by a Saturday breakfast and a full day of seminars, classes and demonstrations. One of the main events will be an Iron Chef-style competition beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday.
"We set up full kitchens in the ballroom, with smoke and mirrors so (attendees) can see the chefs' hands moving," Helfer says. "They will all have to work with a secret ingredient."
A culinary reception at 8 p.m. Saturday will feature the year's best dishes, and the event will conclude Sunday morning with a chef's brunch by the Lakeview culinary team.
The resort will host an artisans marketplace during the event, where artists and craftspeople will display handmade items related to food. The marketplace is open to the public free of charge.Additional Information:
'A Culinary Road Trip across America'
What: Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa 28th Annual Festival of Food and Wine
Admission: The Ultimate package, $415 per couple, includes two nights lodging, classes, seminars, demonstrations and most meals. Day package (no lodging), $125 per person. Friday night, American Road Trip dinner buffet, $19.95 per person. Browsing Saturday's artisan marketplace, free.
Where: Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Lakeview Road, Morgantown, W.Va.
Details: 800-624-8300 or website
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