the boss

meet the chef

Pascal is a french chef who after years of traveling around the world finally found a home in Western Maryland. He found in this gorgeous Victorian mansion (The Deer Park Inn) all the history he left in France. His cooking is influenced a lot by his travels, however if he had to name it, he would call it French cuisine with American influence.
Pascal was formerly executive chef of a large hotel (over 400 rooms ) in Washington D.C. It sounds crazy to leave a fully equipped kitchen with a staff of 30 cooks, but in today’s world, executive chefs are doing less and less cooking, this is one of the reason why he moved to the Deer Park Inn Here, by love and by necessity everything has to be made in house, from his multi grain bread, to the delightful chocolate pate, going thru his confit de canard. He is using as many local products as possible, and after three years, he is finally able to get local farmers to grow the vegetables he needs for his cooking The season in the Deep Creek Lake area is very short however it is plentiful. Corn, squash, tomatoes, beets, peaches, and many other fresh fruits and vegetables are grown for The Deer Park Inn.. Then it is time to work like before, which is with the seasons, here we are not eating berries that was harvested a couple weeks ago, 5,000 miles away. This is a lot of work but it is very rewarding.

Sandy is French also, she has the ability to adjust to any situation, she was an hairstylist in Paris, she was a painter in Bermuda, she taught pottery and stained glass in Washington area, now she joggles between the books, the Kitchen and the Dinning Room. She is the fairy of The Deer Park Inn, her

knack of being very creative is challenged everyday, her smile and her warmness make the most difficult guests at ease right away. She is the really true artist of The Deer Park Inn.

kitchen rules

only fresh ingredients

The dining area is located on the first floor. The two rooms were originally the formal dining room and the library of the cottage and are now offering a romantic, peaceful dinner by candlelight and the warmth of fireplaces. Beautiful china and silverware accent a french style service, and fine wine and full bar will complete the delicious meal specially prepared for you by Chef Pascal. Our menu changes often in order to take advantage the freshest seasonal produce which are grown by us, or for us by surrounding Amish farms. Every dish is prepared at the last minute to insure the optimal taste possible, so take the time to relax and enjoy a glass of wine as you meal is  brought to you.

the restaurans

meet the chef

The dining area is located on the first floor. The two rooms were originally the formal dining room and the library of the cottage and are now offering a romantic, peaceful dinner by candlelight and the warmth of fireplaces. Beautiful china and silverware accent a french style service, and fine wine and full bar will complete the delicious meal specially prepared for you by Chef Pascal. Our menu changes often in order to take advantage the freshest seasonal produce which are grown by us, or for us by surrounding Amish farms. Every dish is prepared at the last minute to insure the optimal taste possible, so take the time to relax and enjoy a glass of wine as you meal is  brought to you.