“THE BOOKSELLER’S WIFE”
by Francisco de Goya
Charlie DiSantis, who owned The Log Cabin for 50 years, loved food and art. He stocked his restaurant with fine, historical paintings as well as his own excellent copies of paintings done by famous artists like Modigliani. Gaugin, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Goya. To this collection, the Liddell Family added some of their own favorites, including works of local artists Mark Workman, Ann DeLaurentis, and Kerry Sacco.
In total, there are more than 100 paintings, etchings, woodcuts, and other artworks on display in The Log Cabin’s 12 dining rooms, as well as descriptions of each in notebooks available at the front desk.
“THE TAVERN ROOM”
Steve is a Hershey, Pennsylvania native who, following six years in the United States Marine Corps, completed a three-year American Culinary Federation apprenticeship at Mount Joy’s Cameron Estate Inn under Executive Chef Pansy Michaels. He was then accepted into the prestigious Greenbrier apprenticeship program in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where he served under the tutelage of certified Master Chef Hartmut Handke and former White House Chef Walter Sheib.
The original log cabin building that now houses The Log Cabin Restaurant was built in 1929. It was built out of oak logs from the surrounding Lehoy Forest on a site once occupied by the Nanticoke Indians. During the years when the “manufacture, sale or transport” (but, significantly, not the “use or consumption”) of intoxicating liquors was prohibited by the 18th Amendment of the Constitution and the Volstead Act, it operated as a “Speakeasy.”