Restaurant News: Joseph Decuis lauded

The News-Sentinel.
Feb. 23, 2011

A column by Cindy Larson of The News-Sentinel

Decuis lauded

Joseph Decuis, the Roanoke eatery known for its farm-to-fork practices, is one of six restaurants in the country to be named a Certified Humane® restaurant.

Actually, the designation is for the Joseph Decuis Farm, Restaurant and Culinarium. Specifically, Joseph Decuis is recognized as a producer of Certified Humane Raised and Handled® Wagyu beef, beef products and eggs, which are used at the restaurant and culinarium (the commercial kitchen used to prepare food for sale outside the restaurant).

The program requires the humane treatment of farm animals from birth through slaughter. Alice and Pete Eshelman, who own the restaurant, farm and culinarium, raise Wagyu beef on a farm near Roanoke.