New: Ribeye breakfast sliders marry breakfast and lunch on mini croissants at Christine’s Cafe, Gettysburg
“The most famous small town in America” is gaining a reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s new culinary hot spots. Gettysburg not only boasts a thriving downtown restaurant district, but an abundance of outlying, rural restaurants dotting the surrounding agricultural landscape.
Gettysburg’s growing reputation as a mecca for foodies is thanks in great part to the talented chefs locating to the area. I had the pleasure of interviewing two of the newest chefs in town, for two magazine articles, both published this month (October 2017).
At the Crossroads of American Fusion: Christine’s Café in Gettysburg, Susquehanna Style, October 2017 – with photography by Jen Foster, The Premise Studio
The Parrot: A Colorful History & Bright Future, Celebrate Gettysburg, Cover Story, Sept/Oct 2017 – with photography by Casey Martin, Casey Martin Photography
The Parrot, Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg
Chef Keith Lowman, Christine’s Cafe, Gettysburg
Farmer’s Benedict: featuring house-made Bacon Jam
By Karen Hendricks
For Chef/Owner Keith Lowman of Christine’s Café, Gettysburg, life has been a journey across America. That 35-year journey is reflected in his cooking, infusing his menu with America’s favorite and iconic regional flavors.
He describes the menu at Christine’s Café as “American fusion,” bringing culinary creativity to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “American fusion is a combination or fusion of ethnicities combined into one workable dish,” Lowman explains. “Kind of like the way our country is, a melting pot…Having a sense of adventure about new flavors is what American fusion is all about.”
Learn how his journeys shaped the menu at Christine’s Cafe, Gettysburg, PA in my latest restaurant review for Celebrate Gettysburg magazine: Christine’s Cafe: A Melting Pot of American Fusion.
And enjoy a few behind-the-scenes snapshots, below. (Click on any photo to arrow through the highlights.)
Cedar Smoked Salmon
Inside Christine’s Cafe, Gettysburg
A colorful blend of potatoes sizzles as a side to the Farmer’s Benedict
Chef Keith Lowman fires up the kitchen
Chef Keith Lowman plates his Farmer’s Benedict
Colorful: Vegan Burrito Bowl
Photographer Casey Martin works his magic
Photographer Casey Martin, behind-the-scenes
Chef Keith Lowman prepares house-made pasta