The Schoolhouse Hotel, located in White Sulphur Springs, and the Briergarten in Lewisburg teamed up this past month for a Fat Tuesday fundraising effort to support the White Sulphur Springs Community Center and food pantry.
The Briergarten, a German-inspired beergarden in Lewisburg’s newest development Stratton Alley, hosted The Schoolhouse Hotel’s executive Chef Adeyemi Allen and his son, Sous Chef Corte Allen, as they fried up oyster and shrimp po’ boys and some tasty gumbo.
“It was a great event for an even greater cause,” says Josh Baldwin, one of the owners of Briergarten. “The food that Chef Allen and Corte put out was delicious and got rave reviews, including some high praise from a local couple that moved here from New Orleans literally a month ago.”
As The Schoolhouse Hotel prepares to open its doors this spring, the chefs of their flagship restaurant The Varsity Club were itching to get out and cook some food for the public. The Fat Tuesday event was the perfect collaboration between the two entities and allowed the hotel’s food and beverage team to meet with the public and talk about the upcoming hotel and restaurant, including The Rooftop bar.
“It was a great evening to be out in the community and represent The Schoolhouse Hotel,” said Greg McMillion, Food & Beverage Manager. “It was great to meet community members that have a connection with the school and talk about the plans for the new hotel. Everyone has a story and memories of their time at the school. The excitement is really building for the opening of the Varsity Club and the Roof Top. The Schoolhouse Hotel is a proud sponsor of the White Sulphur Springs Community Center and the Food Bank. It was an honor to participate in the fundraiser for the Food Bank on Fat Tuesday.”
“As we get ready to open the doors to The Schoolhouse Hotel, it was exciting to be able to get our chefs out into the community and showcase what they can do,” explained Genny Freiman, Project Manager for The Schoolhouse Hotel. “We were also pleased to be able to raise these funds for the White Sulphur Springs Community Center and in particular the food pantry there.”
The Schoolhouse Hotel will open this spring and rooms are already available for booking at www.theschoolhousehotelwv.com. The Briergarten is getting ready to celebrate their one-year anniversary on Apr. 1 and 2. For event details, find them at www.briergarten.com