Candace Lately: West Virginia Craft Beer and International Cheeses Pairing Dinner
Chef Ohlinger, the former chef/owner of Richwood Grill, hosted his third dinner in the 2015 Appalachian Global Dinner Series last week. The goal of the Appalachian Global Dinner Series is to highlight the role of Appalachian cuisine in global culture, and to bring West Virginia recognition as a culinary destination, as per the website. Chef Ohlinger would combine dishes he’s learned through his travels with an Appalachian twist during the inventive dinners at Richwood Grill, and while he’s searching for his next permanent location, he is completing this year’s dinner series in a host of guest kitchens in the area.
His third dinner in the series this year was the West Virginia Craft Beer and International Cheeses Pairing Dinner in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. The dinner was held Wednesday (May 13) at Iron Horse Tavern for $40.