Morgantown chef to prepare dinner at Adaland Mansion

The executive chef of Morgantown’s first farm-to-table organic restaurant will be the second guest chef in Adaland Mansion’s Celebrate Local! dinner series on Sunday, July 21 with seatings at 1 and 3 p.m. Marion Ohlinger, a chef with a wealth of culinary experiences, and his wife, Alegria, own Morgantown’s well-known Richwood Grill where Ohlinger has built a loyal following of diners who appreciate locally grown foods prepared well.

At Richwood Grill, Ohlinger concentrates on a global fusion style of food preparation with an emphasis on creating dishes from around the world using locally grown West Virginia ingredients. He initiated Richwood Grill’s Global Feature dinner series, now in its fourth year, as a monthly event designed to explore emerging cuisine and highlight global cultural culinary traditions while utilizing locally grown ingredients.

In 2010, Ohlinger founded the West Virginia chapter of Slow Food USA, a grass-roots organization dedicated to protecting the art of dining and the support of local food sources. Richwood Gill has been selected four years in a row as one of the 101 Most Unique Destinations in W.Va.; the Best Restaurant with a View in 2012 and 2013; and Best Local Chef in 2013.

The Celebrate Local! dinner series is a partnership among Adaland Mansion, the Barbour County Community Garden Market and New Appalachian Farm and Research Center for the purpose of highlighting locally grown produce and meats – as well as the local chefs who prepare them. The series of five dinners run throughout the summer season at Adaland.

“Because our first dinner in this series was a sellout, and because we know prospective diners will want to enjoy this second dinner, we recommend making reservations early for this sure-to-sell-out Celebrate Local dinner,” says Ann Serafin, Adaland’s executive director.

To make reservations, call 304-457-2415 or 304-457-1587.