Award-winning Chef Tarver King from the renowned Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville has announced his newest venture — a destination restaurant on Old Waterford Road in Paeonian Springs.

Along with business partners Gavin and Emily Long and his sous chef Nathan Shapiro, King and crew have purchased the 17-acre Waverly Farm, originally built in the 1700s. They are planning to open the culinary experience and bed and breakfast in summer 2021.

“I’m really excited about this. I’ve been hoping for and dreaming about this my whole life. It’s like winning the lottery to be honest,” King told the Times-Mirror.

A barn on the property will be converted to serve as the restaurant space, while the main house will be used for the B&B.

Paeonian Springs in western Loudoun County was historically known for providing spring water that possessed healing properties. As such, King said the property will serve as “a place of healing.”

The acclaimed chef says the original restorative springs are still flowing and the water will be used in his cooking. Expansive gardens will be used for foraging.

“Every window in the home overlooks a garden, and there is always something in bloom from March until November,” he said.

King, the RAMMY Restaurant Association Metropolitan (Washington) Chef of the Year in 2017, left Patowmack Farm at the start of October. He has also been a finalist for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic from the James Beard Foundation.

At Patowmack Farm, King was known for using organic ingredients from the on-site farm and local region. Patowmack has largely halted operations due to the pandemic.

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