A West Virginia chef is featured in the new issue of Travel+Leisure magazine – but not for his own restaurant. Let me explain …
In an article entitled “United States of Deliciousness,” the magazine asked “51 of our favorite chefs” (one from each state and D.C.) to share their favorite hometown haunts – where they like to go when they’re not behind the stove in their own kitchens.
Chef Damian Heath from Lot 12 Public House in Berkeley Springs (a great choice, by the way) represented the Mountain State, saying:
“On the rare occasion that I can get out of my own kitchen, my wife and I love to go to the Press Room (in nearby Shepherdstown). The food is always fresh and seasonal, from morels and ramps in the spring to a hearty cassoulet in winters, and there are always plenty of oysters.”
I had one of my best meals in recent memory up at Chef Heath’s place this winter, so it looks like a trip to the Press Room is order on my next visit to the Eastern Panhandle.
- LOT 12 PUBLIC HOUSE, 117 Warren St., Berkeley Springs – 304-258-6264, www.lot12.com
- PRESS ROOM, 129 W. German St., Shepherdstown – 304-876-8777, http://bit.ly/jaSldm