Lot 12 Happenings April 2015

April 10th, 2015

Lot 12~April Happenings

Wild Ramps, Wild Morel Mushrooms, a New Spring Dinner Menu AND the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market!!

Spring is arriving a little more each day…it’s like a collective sigh of relief! April is an exciting month as wild foraging sweeps across the region. Wild ramps are first to arrive and we are already creating delicacies. The anticipation builds with the ever-illusive wild morel mushroom. Warm days, cool nights and April showers bring the mushrooms out…some say you can hear them “pop” through the loamy soil. The Berkeley Springs Farmers Market is a great place to “forage” for your own spring harbingers if you don’t have the time, patience or secret location to source lunch. Beginning April 19th, Lot 12 returns to the market this year, serving local lunch and barbeque! Our spring dinner menu will begin later this month as the weather warms and the growing season ensues.

Wild Ramps…you’ve all heard the stories we’re sure. And yes, eaten in their raw state, they can be quite pungent. A wild onion/garlic that grows along the Appalachian mountains for a very brief few weeks in the springtime. Sauteed, grilled, or braised, cooking mellows the pungency like any onion, however, the pleasant “garlicky” flavor is unmatched by any other familial relative. A few applications you’ll find on our menu include: Wild Ramp & Yukon Gold Potato Soup, Ramp Hush Puppies, Grilled Ramps served alongside Grilled NY Strip topped with Ramp Butter to name a few. A true indicator of Spring and a delicacy that locals have utilized for over a century.
Wild Morel Mushrooms.. ….these are certainly the most highly sought after foraged item that we know of. Families have harbored their secret site for decades, or longer. Any local morel “hunter” will tell you the tricks to locating them, whether that be in an abandoned orchard, near downed oak or ash trees, alongside “mayapples”… the lists go on. We can’t confirm the location but we can certainly confirm their deliciousness. And their very brief season. We expect to begin serving them any day. Check our FaceBook page for updates! Fried morels served on Toasted Ciabatta with a Ramp Aioli is an absolute perfect way to experience these amazing ingredients. We also enjoy serving them sauteed with Brandy, Cream, Fresh Herbs and atop grilled county bread.
Lot 12 is very excited to announce that beginning on Sunday, April 19th, we return to the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market! We’ll be serving lunch from 10am-2pm each Sunday, downtown on Fairfax Street! Many of you may be familiar with our previous four year stint at the market, and you can expect a similar experience. Smoked Pork Barbeque, Ramp Chicken Salad, a variety of Soups, Vegetarian Lunch items…all available to take to-go style for park picnics, hikes or your own front porch. We’re excited to be welcomed back to the areas best and most diverse farmers market! Again, we’ll be updating regularly on our FaceBook page! Need a large quantity for a family lunch or picnic…call ahead for pricing and availability! 304.258.6264
Our New Spring Dinner Menu will be arriving later this month, our menu is seasonal and therefore dependent on the weather! As the days get warmer and mother nature wakes, our menu can begin to transform from rich, hearty stews to lively vinaigrettes and fresh spring greens. Feel free to check our website for menu updates and as always…FaceBook!

 

Lot 12 Happenings-Feb 2015

February 5th, 2015

Lot 12~February Happenings

Valentine’s Day, President’s Day Weekend &
a Water Tasting Festival!

So, we are officially back from our relaxing winter break…it was a great month! We hope you missed us. Our re-open date is Friday, February 6th! We’re unveiling our new Dinner Menu, a slight change to our hours of service and we’re very excited about all of the activities in our small town this month.

Once you take a peek at our new menu, you’ll see we’ve been inspired by our Southern food allegiance. It was reinvigorated after we toured through the South in January and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves trying every BBQ stand and Southern food menu item we could order. We’ll be introducing “Southern Sundays” late February, (check in on FaceBook for updates). You can expect to see a variety of “bistro” style Sunday dinner specials…Veal Meatloaf, Fried Quail and Waffles…who could resist. We couldn’t. And we hope you can’t either.

Our Hours of Service have shifted slightly. While we remain dinner only Thursday through Sunday, we will now be opening at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This includes the the bar as well, so you can stop in for a snack or cocktail before dinner now too!

We’ll have a splendid 3-course dinner for all of the lovebirds on Valentine’s Day which also happens to fall on the very busy President’s Day Holiday Weekend. We’ll be offering the special menu on Sunday, February 15th as well (we are currently booked for the 14th!).

Later in the month our town of Berkeley Springs is all about water. Sparkling water, bottled water, municipal water, spring water…you can learn more here from the Travel Berkeley Springs website. We’ll be hosting a wine tasting this weekend so again, call soon as space is limited to about 30 guests. Friday, February 20th @ 6pm (upstairs!) we’ll be showcasing wines from South America.

We try not to overwhelm you with multiple newsletters or e-blasts each month. Nobody likes that, neither do we. BUT…if you’d like to hear from us more than once a month…we update regularly on FaceBook check us out here!

Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year so those tables filled up quickly! Friday, February 13th or Sunday, February 15th are certain to be popular as well, so please call soon! We’ll be offering a prix-fix 3-course dinner (Saturday & Sunday only), complete with chocolate covered strawberries and rose petals scattered about. You can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or our own “Love Potion No. 12″ to begin your evening, followed by appetizer, entree and dessert. Call us for reservations 304.258.6264!
The 25th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Festival begins Thursday, February 19th and concludes Saturday, February 21st and is held at the Country Inn in downtown Berkeley Springs! Yes, a WATER TASTING festival…it’s the largest one in the world and host’s over 125 entries from all over the globe. Book a spa appointment or arrange to soak in our famed healing spring water baths at the Berkeley Springs State Park Bathhouse while you’re in town!
Have you been in for a wine tasting yet??
Join us on Friday, February 20th at 6pm, upstairs for a casual wine tasting where we’ll explore wines from South America. We’ll taste four wines that you won’t find at the grocer but wish you did once you taste them! Cost is $20 per person and includes light hors d’ouevres to compliment the flavors. Then join us for dinner and try out our new dinner menu! As always…call ahead, space is limited to the first 30 guests.

 

Lot 12~December Happenings 2014

December 3rd, 2014
Tis the Season…for Holiday Parties! Click here for updated closings and Hours of Service!!

Lot 12~December Happenings

Festive and Delicious, as usual!

December brings many changes! We host many Private Holiday Celebrations this month, several of which close our restaurant to the public so please call ahead or check our website for a complete list of Hours of Service changes! Additionally, we are open on evenings not normal to our schedule! Every year we remain open during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve..that’s right, every night! Plan on visiting us any evening, December 26th through December 31st. Because of course, January marks our Winter Vacation. We close each year January 1st through (typically) the first Friday in February…weather permitting!

Don’t forget your special someone this year! Gift certificates from Lot 12 make a great gift! We make it easy…phone orders are available and we can mail it directly to the recipient-complete with a beautiful Jan Heath designed Lot 12 gift card! We include a copy of our current menu, a brochure and a handwritten note on your behalf! Call before December 21st for delivery by Christmas Day! Make a package from Berkeley Springs for a really special gift…spas, lodging and dinner with us!
It’s not too late to reserve a spot for your Holiday Celebration! We can accommodate groups from 8 guests to approximately 40 in our main dining room. Order from the regular dinner menu or call and discuss a private function with a special menu…click here for a sample of a private party menu. Luncheons are also a nice option for groups of 20 or more!
New Year’s Eve is our Grand Finale! Join us on Wednesday, December 31st! A fabulous 4-course, prix-fix dinner luxuriously prepared and served during two seatings! Our first seating begins between 5:30 and 6pm, the second begins 8:30-9pm, later guests are welcome to stay through midnight! Each course offers choices with something for every palate! A truly special evening! Cost is $85 per person and includes a sparkling toast!
January Sneak Peek: Closed for our Winter Break!
Reopening February 2015!

 

 

Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

November 25th, 2014

Lot 12 Public House

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 27, 2014

Starter
~Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup-apple butter
~Frisee & Local Baby Greens-cranberry pomegranate vinaigrette,
pecans & artisan blue cheese
*NV Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose or 2013 Tournon Mathilda White Blend (Viognier/Marsanne)

Main
Smoked Turkey Breast & Turkey Confit~creamy mashed potatoes, haricot vert & shitake mushroom casserole, cranberry compote,
stuffing muffin, braised red cabbage & sauerkraut,
sweet potato & apple gratin, marsala spiked gravy
*2011 Dupeuble Beaujolais or 2013 Tilia Malbec/Syrah

Sweets
~Warm Apple Crostata
~House made Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake
~Sweet Potato Pecan Pie-puff pastry
*NV Ferreira White Porto or 2013 Santa Julia Tardio Late Harvest Torrentes

Happy Thanksgiving!

November Happenings 2014

November 7th, 2014

Lot 12-November Happenings 2014
Time to reserve your Holiday Party!!

We host many private functions during the month of December…
Family Dinners, Corporate Celebrations and Holiday Weddings!
We work with host’s budgets and design menus suitable for everyone! Reward your employees with an elegant evening out or a cocktail party! Private Luncheons are also a popular option! Our Private Dining Room (Red Room-upstairs) is perfect for groups up to 24, while our Main Dining can accommodate groups of 40 guests! Call soon, many nights are reserved. 304.258.6264

Wine Tasting Series Continues!
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 21st, from 6-8pm, we’ll be tasting wines suitable for Thanksgiving Dinner! No easy task to pair a wine with braised cabbage and gravy, we understand! You’re sure to find your favorite…be the star of Thanksgiving and bring the perfect bottle! cost is $18 per person, light hors d’ouevres are served as well. Please call to reserve your spot as space is limited!

Open for Thanksgiving again this year!!
A three-course dinner, just as you imagined…
delicious fall soup or salad, followed by a hearty serving of traditional turkey and trimmings, finished with an amazing choice of Pumpkin Cheesecake, Bourbon Pecan Pie or Apple Crostata. An optional Wine Pairing will be available as well. As usual, space is limited! Cost is $55 per person, wine pairing is an additional $20 per person. Two seatings will be available, 2-2:30 and again at 4-5:30pm, Thursday, November 27th. And after you’ve shopped all day Friday (hopefully at our local retailers!) stop in for a relaxing dinner or a glass of wine in our bar! Tis the season!!

December Sneak Peak…Holiday Dinners, Wine Tasting and of course, New Year’s Eve!

117 Warren St
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

(304) 258-6264




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