The Tavern in Old Salem and Chef Jared did a great job of catering the CVB briefing and luncheon today at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. While I grump from time to time about too much tomato soup in WS, Chef Jared served perhaps the best in town. Blue cheese crumbles and croutons. Delicious petite arugula salad. Smithfield ham and cheese sandwiches on pretzel rolls, chicken salad on croissants, and pulled pork on his signature home made rolls with chow chow and other condiments. Lovely light luncheon. Chef Jared has a new menu at The Tavern. Good reason for a visit to an historic venue that is consistently making people happy with expertly prepared and presented American cuisine and some traditional regional favorites like Tavern Chicken Pie and home made lemon ice cream. Applause.