Panorama at the Peak – A Local Foods Restaurant
For the past decade we’ve been serving up Local Food in this cool and quirky little town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Located on the north face of Cacapon Mountain, diners are treated to great views of the Potomac River Valley and the mountains of 3 states.
Panorama Overlook, named by National Geographic as one of “America’s Great Beauty spots” is a stop on both the Washington Heritage and Civil War Trails.
For the past decade, our passion has been to bring healthy, sustainable food from small farms to the marketplace. Driven by an unrelenting desire to help repair the deteriorating food supply, with the help of friends and family, we purchased the restaurant on 60 acres including the much celebrated Panorama Overlook.
At that time, the Local Food Movement was in its infancy – the terms locavore and farm-to-table-restaurant had not yet been coined.
The whole world has changed since then. Our region’s Local
Food Movement has begun to coalesce and is making amazing progress
…and the state of WV has now pronounced us legally married!
Actively engaged in the Local Food Movement, we at Panorama believe in the benefits to communities invested in their local economy.
Putting our money where our mouth is,
we purchase the majority of their provisions from small local farms, Vu Ja De , craft brewers, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, Black Dog Coffee and other regional suppliers.
What are we most proud of? Our impressive team. They’re home-grown Morgan County. Our talented young Chef George Chiles III started as the dishwasher 5 years ago, and is now introducing his unique interpretation of New Appalachian Cuisine to rave reviews from our Guests. Our service staff was called “amazing” in one Yelp review last week – we couldn’t agree more! Kim, Brian, Glenda, Kelley, Liz, Michelle and Jenna are our greatest asset…more precious than the Overlook. The Panoramians, our team, care …
We have been recognized by Bon Appetit Appalachia as “one of the region’s most distinctive local food destinations”. None of Panorama’s accolades will ever mean more to us than our 4 Snail of Approval awards from Slow Food DC.
When we dreamed this place up, we modeled it on the principles of Slow Food International’s Founder Carlo Petrini and Alice Waters’ work in Berkeley California in the 1960s.
We are also proud to be in WV Tourism’s 101 Unique Places to Dine,
#1 of 5 Best WV View Restaurants and Trip Advisor’s 5 Year Excellence Award.