Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Welcomes New Executive Chef

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Lambert as Executive Chef of the Restaurant at Goodstone. Lambert is a nationally respected, innovative chef with over 14 years of culinary experience at luxury restaurants in New York and Washington, D.C. His farm-to-table and culinary achievements will bring a new dimension to the award-winning Restaurant at Goodstone.

Originally from northeast Ohio, Lambert spent much of his early years outdoors, hunting and fishing. He attributes his love affair with food to his grandparents - avid cooks who relied heavily on their garden for produce before farm-to-table became popular.

A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Lambert began his culinary career at Le Cirque 2000 in New York City under Chef Sottha Khunn. Lambert worked at Union Pacific under Chef Rocco Dispirito, moved on to Picholine, and then worked with Chef Jason Neroni at 71 Clinton Fresh Foods. Lambert also worked at Town, his first large-scale restaurant in midtown under Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

From New York, Lambert moved to Washington, D.C. as Chef de Cuisine for four years at Restaurant Nora, America's first certified organic restaurant. Lambert also oversaw Wit And Wisdom Tavern inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore Harbor East.

Chef Lambert plans to develop state-of-the-art, seasonally-inspired cuisine with a farm-to-table emphasis at Goodstone's popular restaurant. The renowned dining room menu will continue to offer Goodstone's French Country cuisine and showcase the freshest of vegetables, herbs, micro greens, eggs and lamb from the Farm at Goodstone as well as other local farms.

"We're thrilled to have Chef Lambert as our Executive Chef at the Restaurant at Goodstone," says General Manager Craig Boyer. "Chef's creativity and extensive farm-to-table expertise will further enhance Goodstone's exceptional dining experience."

About Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant is a romantic Virginia country inn and restaurant in the heart of wine and hunt country. The historic country inn offers eighteen elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites in six individual residences restored in English and French Country decor.

Drawing inspiration from its location on 265 acres of rolling hills and farmland in Middleburg, the Restaurant at Goodstone provides its guests with an unparalleled fine dining experience.

Goodstone won Wine Enthusiast Magazine's America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2013; Trip Advisor's 2013 Certificate of Excellence; Open Table Diner's Choice Awards for Top Best Overall Restaurants in the USA 2012; and Cond´┐Ż Nast Johansens Most Excellent Inn
in North America 2011 and Finalist 2013 and 2012.

For more information, call Goodstone Inn & Restaurant at (540) 687-3333.


Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
Tel. 540-687-3333 or toll-free 877-219-4663