Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, where Kristin Butterworth is chef de cuisine, is named for Chief Nemacolin, a Delaware Indian who, in 1740, blazed a trail through the rugged Laurel Highlands mountains. Pittsburgh industrialist Willard Rockwell established a private game preserve on what is now the resort’s property, and named it Nemacolin.
At Lautrec, the resort’s restaurant, Butterworth not only works with the resort’s horticulturists but with approximately 12 local CSAs (community-supported agriculture) and farmers. Although the menu lists the main ingredients of each dish, there are few purveyors named. Local is important, but quality and availability take precedence.
By Jan Greenberg
October 1, 2016