About Market Salamander

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Locally sourced for the passionate palate

Market Salamander is a charismatic gourmet market located in the charming village of Middleburg, VA just steps away from Salamander Resort & Spa. 

Join us and enjoy an indulgent breakfast or lunch in the inviting café or outdoor patio, explore with one of our gourmet picnics to-go, take advantage of the full-service off-premise catering, or design your own custom cake for your next event. We invite you to discover a feast for the senses in Virginia’s horse and wine country at Market Salamander.

Upon entering, you are quietly reminded of the village markets scattered throughout the Italian Piedmont. Guests are welcomed by the wonderful aromas from our open kitchen, enticing you to sample our daily specials and signature items. The cuisine at Market Salamander features fresh, homegrown ingredients and exclusive recipes to enjoy sophistication of a modern gourmet market in an idyllic small-town setting.

Market Salamander was Sheila C. Johnson’s first foray into the hospitality industry. After moving to the Middleburg area, and years before the acclaimed Salamander Resort & Spa opened its doors, the founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts was drawn to purchase a former gun shop in the Village of Middleburg.

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 540.687.9720.

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Mon - Wed

Thur - Sun

8:00am - 2:00pm

8:00am - 4:00pm

Breakfast

8:00am - 11:00am
Lunch11:00am - 4:00pm


Private Dining

For Intimate Gatherings

Whether you are planning a board meeting, special milestone or holiday party, join us in our loft for an exclusive experience. Featuring AV capabilities and a comfortable setting all paired with our delicious catering options, your next meeting or celebration at Market Salamander will be memorable.

For inquiries, please contact us at 540-687-8011 or [email protected].

catering

Deliciously customized to you

Market Salamander provides a unique blend of personal service, culinary creativity and expertise to create a memorable experience. From casual dinner parties to extravagant galas, we pair fabulous cuisine with gracious and attentive service to exceed guest expectations and assure flawless events. Our talented Culinary Team and dedicated Catering Sales Manager will customize your menu and tailor it for any event.

For inquiries or to place an order, please contact us at 540-687-8011 or [email protected].

Custom Cakes by Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves

Chef Reaves’ passion is to make your visions a reality. As you discuss your ideas in a personal interview, he takes your dream and sketches the vision. Jason will provide you and your guests with custom cakes and specialty desserts that will impress even the most discerning palate. From bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions to birthday parties, holiday cocktail-receptions and themed dinner events, Chef Jason and his team will capture your ideas down to the last detail perfectly.

A Northern Virginia native, Chef Reaves also runs Salamander Resort & Spa’s pastry Operations. He is a two-time Food Network winner for Food Network Challenge “Lego Cakes” and “King of Cones.”

For a consultation and cake tasting, please contact 540.687.9720 or [email protected]

Special Offers

Dads Eat Free

June 16 
Treat your dad to our gourmet market for breakfast or lunch on Father’s Day and his meal is free. Fathers must be accompanied by children for promotion.

For additional information, please call 540.687.9720.


$5 Burger Wednesday

Wednesdays, June – September
Join us each Wednesday this summer for a delicious $5 hamburger with french fries. Take a quick lunch break or stop in after work, the deal lasts from open to close!


Vino & Paint

Thursdays, July – September | 6:00 p.m. | $50 per person
Enjoy an art class with a professional artist to create your very own painting while sipping on local Virginia wine.

Reservations required, please call 540.687.9720.


Summer Solstice Dinner

June 21 | 6:00 p.m. | $88 per person
Join us and toast to the summer with a three-course dinner paired with local wine. There is no better place to have this midsummer dinner than outside on our patio!

Reservations required, please call 540.687.9720.


Red White & Blue Cheese Dinner

July 6 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $86 per person
Celebrate America this year with red and white wine paired with a three-course dinner featured an array of items topped or paired with blue cheese from Chef Nick Forlano.

Reservations required, please call 540.687.9720.


West Coast Wine Dinner

August 17 | 6:00 p.m. | $86 per person
Celebrate some of the best wines from California, Oregon and Washington State paired with a three-course dinner from Chef Nick Forlano. Wine is available for sale at dinner 20% off.

Reservations required, please call 540.687.9720.


Mt. Defiance Pairing Dinner

September 21 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $86 per person
Join us and Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery for a decadent summertime dinner. Our Chef Nick Forlano will create a special three-course dinner to pair perfectly with the delicious libations from our neighbors at Mt. Defiance.

Reservations required, please call 540.687.9720.

Meet the Team

Executive Chef Nicholas Forlano

Air Force veteran born into a family of restaurateurs, Chef Nicholas (Nick) Forlano joins Market Salamander as Executive Chef. In his role, Chef Nick will be responsible for developing menus, crafting innovative dishes and cuisine, and managing and mentoring staff. Bringing his passion for locally inspired dishes, he plans to incorporate his family roots into the menu.

Chef Nick Forlano found his culinary calling at a young age growing up in Queens, New York, where he was exposed to a wide variety of cuisines. Under his mother's ownership of a family restaurant, a life-long passion for cooking emerged. At just 14, he worked his way around the kitchen quickly developing proficiency in prep work, line cooking and menu development.

Chef Nick previously was Executive Chef at the Ashby Inn and Chef de Cuisine at the Rail Stop Restaurant. In 2007, he opened and operated his very own Forlano's Market & Restaurant, a popular spot home to locally-sourced cuisine and homemade favorites. From there, his experience earned him titles as Executive Chef at Piedmont Golf Club, as well as the River Thornton Group

Chef Nick's ultimate goal is to provide a space for relationships to grow over locally-sourced food. He strongly believes that locally grown produce creates important economic opportunities, delivers health benefits, and holds opportunity to make a difference in a community. When not in a chef's coat, you might find Nick in a Phillies jersey cheering for his favorite team.

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