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132 E. Main St.
Chilhowie , VA , United States http://www.townhouseva.com/
(276) 646-8787

Town House closed in February, 2012.

Plucky Virginia restaurateurs Tom and Kyra Bishop and two gifted Chicago cooks are luring foodies to the tiny town of Chilhowie, in southwestern Virginia, with Town House. There, the Alinea-trained chef John B. Shields (who opted for the scenic highlands over a position at Charlie Trotter’s restaurant in Las Vegas) turns out haute-country cuisine that emphasizes unexpected flavor combinations and delicate architectural presentation, such as locally raised lamb cooked in ash, accompanied by a black-garlic marmalade. Pastry chef Karen Urie Shields matches the drama with sweet-savory creations like “purple mountains”—pointy dollops of frozen Greek yogurt “peaks” with anise seeds and sesame oil.

Last updated 2013-07-17 11:09:24 UTC
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