GETTYSBURG, PA (March 25, 2013) – As part of a full scale renovation, Gettysburg College and Historic Gettysburg Hotel are proud to announce the grand opening of One Lincoln, a stylish new restaurant located adjacent to the hotel in the heart of Gettysburg on Lincoln Square. One Lincoln is the result of a comprehensive renovation of the Gettysburg Hotel and celebrates the historic charm of the area while offering an updated and relaxed dining atmosphere that maintains an emotional connection to all that is uniquely Gettysburg and the Historic Gettysburg Hotel.
Our Executive Chef is responsible for the daily culinary operations of One Lincoln. With over 30 years of both restaurant and hotel culinary experience, Our Executive Chef most recently served as the Executive Chef for the Harrisburg Hilton where he held total operational responsibility for all food outlets. In this position, he helped the hotel achieve Golden Sheaf status and maintained the AAA Four Diamond status for 15 consecutive years.
One of Our Executive Chef’ most important responsibilities for One Lincoln was menu development. “My goal was to capture the essence of classic dishes known throughout the country, but with a contemporary spin that is relevant to the current guest,” said Our Executive Chef. “I wanted to create a menu that featured dishes that were recognizable and familiar to our customer so that they felt comfortable when ordering. But when the dish arrived, I wanted there to be a positive ‘wow’ factor, in both presentation and taste.”
One Lincoln will offer upscale comfort food that puts a contemporary twist on familiar dishes like onion soup, pork barbeque, chicken and biscuits, crab macaroni and cheese, and scallops. There are also the more common items like burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The collective offerings conjure up memorable dining traditions such as gathering by the fire and experiencing the season, while exciting the palate with unique surprises like sherried mushrooms, basil oil, pepper mayonnaise, and chive mashed potatoes. “I believe we achieved our goal of creating a menu that mirrors the values of the hotel – at its core, it contains traditional and time-honored dishes but also provides the requisite contemporary flare to the more discerning demographic who is visiting and living in Gettysburg,” said Our Executive Chef.
The hotel enlisted the design services of Baskervill, an international full-service architectural and interior design firm, to completely renovate and re-design the restaurant (and hotel). They enlarged the space, but maintained the tavern feel with warm lighting and a fireplace showpiece with a communal high top table. The room features custom, historical touches such as a Gettysburg Address wall graphic, and the classic wooden Van Tromp bar in the lounge area – a direct import from Brick Lane, England. The space also pays homage to Abraham Lincoln and the copper penny with a pressed-tin copper ceiling, warm wood tone flooring and a copper pot art installation created using 100 pots of different sizes and styles. The menu even incorporates some of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite foods, such as apples, cheese and chicken pot pie.
One Lincoln accommodates 101 guests and will offer al fresco patio seating during warm months. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are available, and will be updated regularly with seasonally focused ingredients, alongside unique desserts, prepared daily.
About One Lincoln
One Lincoln, a stylish new restaurant located on Lincoln Square, was unveiled in early 2013 in conjunction with the reimaged and completely renovated Historic Gettysburg Hotel. The historic yet trendy space pays homage to its roots through unique design applications such as a Gettysburg Address wall graphic and copper penny inspired pressed-tin ceiling. The menu features upscale comfort dishes that are both familiar and time-honored. The restaurant is led by Our Executive Chef and is open seven days per week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information or to make reservations, visit hotelgettysburg.com/restaurants-fine dining/ or call 717.338.5455. Find us on Facebook for access to deals and promotions.
About Chef Joseph
Joseph Holmes began his culinary career more than 30 years ago. His humble beginnings began when he was just 15 years old and was offered a position as a Saucier/Chef at an up-and-coming restaurant in Claremont, NH. Since then, Holmes has served as Executive Sous Chef and Executive Chef for various locations throughout the country including the Radisson Hotel in Arlington, TX, Radisson Hotel in Visalia, CA, Radisson Park Terrace, American Airlines Training Center and Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. He has received numerous accolades including the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award and is known in the community for cultivating and enhancing culinary talent. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Holmes currently resides in Wellsville, PA.
About the Historic Gettysburg Hotel
Established in 1797 and owned by Gettysburg College, The Gettysburg Hotel is within walking distance of the College’s Majestic Theater, as well as the battlefield, attractions, shops and restaurants of the historic town of Gettysburg. The hotel’s location and proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Harrisburg and Hershey make it an ideal spot for traveling to a variety of historic sites and places of interest. The hotel also features a business center, fitness center, roof top swimming pool, fine dining restaurant and tavern. The Gettysburg Hotel boasts more than 9,000 square feet of meeting space, including a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 people for any occasion. The property boasts many accolades, including Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine’s “Best Hotel” award; Susquehanna Style Magazine’s “Silver Spoon” award winner; Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice” award; and, The Knot’s “2012 Pick: Best of Weddings”. The Gettysburg Hotel is a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America® and is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group, Inc.