The Chicken & Dumplings Weekend
The Valle Crucis Chicken & Dumplings Weekend • Special lodging & dining package for February 19, 20, 21 & March 19, 20, 21. Presenting The Chicken & Dumplings Menu at Over Yonder to benefit Hospitality House, and featuring Joyce Farms, TOPO Organic Spirits, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company & Shelton Vineyards. See the menu & lodging packages below.
While the two night lodging packages below are available at highly favorable rates for these weekends, you do not have to be a lodging guest at The Mast Farm Inn to attend these events. Inn guests, local diners, traveling diners, and their guests, are equally welcome. Walk-ins are also welcome. You can also order from the regular seasonal menus at Over Yonder and Simplicity during these weekends.
You will find “The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends” a unique opportunity to participate, and support, this community-focused series of special events. | Reserve Lodging & Dining | Reserve Lodging | Reserve Dining |
The Mast Farm Inn & Over Yonder have designed the Valle Crucis Winter Weekends program to contribute to our Western North Carolina High Country community & non-profit organizations. The series which runs over ten weekends in January, February, and March of 2015 enables us to promote North Carolina classics, foods, spirits, craft beer, and wine, and their local suppliers, while providing us all the opportunity to give back to local non-profit organizations.
For each of the ten winter weekends in the program, five percent of our total income for the weekend (Thursday, Friday & Saturday), at both The Mast Farm Inn and Over Yonder, will be donated to the local non-profit being featured that weekend. We stress that the proceeds will be calculated from the total income at both companies for the weekend, and not just from sales of the featured services, items & products presented here.
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends Lodging Packages • The lodging packages are priced at our absolute lowest rates, which are the Teacher’s Rates you see at www.themastfarminn.com/teachers-rates The one price rates you see there are for both nights, and not a per night price. They are 2 night packages and available for any two consecutive nights: Thursday & Friday nights, Friday & Saturday nights, or Saturday & Sunday nights.
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends Dining Packages • Below is the program for The Valle Crucis Chicken & Dumplings Weekend. Each weekend’s featured menu will offer three variations on the North Carolina classic dishes. And we will also be serving the regular seasonal menu at both our restaurants, Over Yonder & Simplicity. This Chicken & Dumplings Weekends menu will feature: Red Farm Chicken, Fried Dumplings stuffed with chicken and sausage, Gumbo with potlikker broth & sassafras, Slow cooked Red Farm chicken and cheddar biscuit dumplings, In creamy root vegetables and Riesling, Chicken Leg Confit, Andouille white beans, collard greens, grit biscuits.
The Chicken & Dumplings Menu
Hospitality Farm Fried Dumplings Appetizer
Stuffed with chicken & sausage Gumbo with potlikker broth & sassafras. | 8
Rejoice Slow Cooked Red Farm Chicken A-La-Shelton
With cheddar biscuit dumplings, in creamy root vegetables and Riesling. | 16
Nat’s Chicken Leg Confit & Greens
With Andouille white beans, collard greens, grit biscuits. | 15
Top Of The Hill Gin & Juice Fizz
Topofied French Martini Singing Paris Ooh La La
Featured High Country Non-Profit
Hospitality House • Hospitality House, a non-profit crisis agency, serves seven counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey, in northwestern North Carolina helping those living in crisis, poverty and homelessness rebuild their lives. The organization provides housing, nutrition and prevention in a safe, nurturing and healthy environment. Everyday people in our community face eviction, utility cutoffs, heating fuel shortage and prescription medication needs. Since 2002, Watauga Crisis Assistance Network has been providing help to community members who find themselves in these situations. Often, such assistance ultimately prevents an individual from becoming homeless. The problem of homelessness gained local recognition 30+ years ago as downtown merchants noted individuals sleeping in nearby woods and loitering about during business hours. In 1981 the Boone Coalition of Churches, consisting of Grace Lutheran, Boone United Methodist, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Episcopal and St. Elizabeth’s came together and identified the need for a true shelter. After a period of temporary shelter in the six local churches, a more permanent solution, Hospitality House of the Boone Area, Inc. opened to shelter the homeless in early 1985.?? The original Hospitality House Shelter, located on King Street in downtown Boone, was built in 1917 and given as a gift from an anonymous donor in 1984. | Website | Facebook | Twitter |
Featured North Carolina Supplier
Joyce Farms • So, what do our farms have to do with a healthier and tastier cuisine? Just about everything. Our heritage lies in the small, traditional family farm. We’ve seen how our small farmers, with their deep caring and passion for the animals, are the best at raising them. It’s in their blood, as their families have been farming for generations. And they use the same age-old artisan methods that their grandparents did – often without machines or automation. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | InstaGram |
Featured North Carolina Spirit
TOPO Organic Spirits • Seven years ago, Ernest Winslow came to us with 75 acres of 100% organic soft red winter wheat from J.H. Winslow Farms in Scotland Neck, NC. He thought it would make a perfect ingredient in our award-winning wheat beers at Top of the Hill Brewery. Instead, Top of the Hill founder and proprietor Scott Maitland realized he could distill a world-class spirit from Ernest’s grain. We could be a truly local distillery with all the ingredients sourced right here in our home state; and by advancing what Ernest had started with his organic grain, we could push the art of distilling by focusing on sustainable practices and organic production techniques. Thus, TOPO Organic Spirits was born–the first and only fully local and USDA certified organic distillery in the deep South. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | Pinterest | InstaGram |
Featured North Carolina Beer
Natty Greene’s Brewing Company • Established in 2004, Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Company is one of the most frequented restaurants in downtown Greensboro. Natty’s offers a variety of menu items such as platters, appetizers, beverages and specialty house crafted brew on tap along with a sports bar atmosphere and patio dining available. Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. brews nine brands for distribution both on- and off-premise in bottles and draught throughout North Carolina. These brands fall under three categories – year-round, seasonal and Big Draft Series – and are brewed exclusively at the production facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Visit the Pub & Brewery for delicious food and to taste delicious brews. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | InstaGram |
Featured North Carolina Wine
Shelton Vineyards • Located in the Yadkin Valley American Viticulture Area, the vineyard shares a similar climate and growing season to that of some of the best wine growing regions in Europe. The vineyard is one of the largest on the East Coast. Founded in 1999 by Brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton, Shelton Vineyards was envisioned as a new agricultural resource for an area once dependent on tobacco farming. Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, Shelton Vineyards is 180 degrees from any winery you will find on the West Coast. The distinctive characteristics of Shelton wine come from the unique soil and climate of the Yadkin Valley. This helps give Shelton wine an inimitable taste that holds its own against any wine from any area in the world. We invite you to visit us, try our wine and see if you agree that our wine is as unique as our area. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter| Pinterest |
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends • Overview
All Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for all weekends in January, February, March, starting January 15th and running till March 28th, except for February 12, 13 and 14, in 2015. • Presenting 5 Menus over 10 weekends at Over Yonder, to benefit 5 Western North Carolina High Country non-profit organizations, and featuring 20 North Carolina Food, Spirit, Beer & Wine producers and suppliers. | Click Here | Reserve Lodging & Dining | Reserve Lodging | Reserve Dining |
The Chicken & Dumplings Weekend
February 19, 20, 21 & March 19, 20, 21 • Presenting The Chicken & Dumplings Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Hospitality House, and featuring Joyce Farms, TOPO Organic Spirits, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company & Shelton Vineyards • Featured Foods: Red Farm Chicken, Fried Dumplings stuffed with chicken and sausage, Gumbo with potlikker broth & sassafras, Slow cooked Red Farm chicken and cheddar biscuit dumplings, In creamy root vegetables and Riesling, Chicken Leg Confit, Andouille white beans, collard greens, grit biscuits. | Click Here
The Mountain Trout Weekend
January 22, 23, 24 & March 5, 6, 7 • Presenting The Mountain Trout Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Watauga Riverkeeper, and featuring Sunburst Trout Farms, Covington Spirits, Fullsteam Brewery & Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery • Featured Foods: Smoked Trout, Potato cake, Buttermilk crème fraiche, Caviar, Chives, Pan Fried Trout, Napa slaw, sweet potato casserole, smoked onion tartar, Campfire trout, Wood smoked with scallion butter over grits and green beans, Tomato garlic jam. | Click Here
The Pot Pie Weekend
January 15, 16, 17 & February 26, 27, 28 • Presenting The Pot Pie Weekend Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit F.a.r.m. Café, and featuring New River Organic Growers, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, & Wine to Water • Featured Foods: Chicken, Lamb, Seasonal Root Vegetable Pot Pie, Horseradish, aged Ashe County Cheddar ,Biscuit topping ,Traditional Chicken Pot Pie,Potato, carrot, herbs, pie crust, Farmer’s Pie ,Lamb, ground lamb sausage, Cabbage, potatoes, stout gravy ,Mashed potato and provolone crust. | Click Here
The Heritage Pork Weekend
January 29, 30, 31 & March 12, 13, 14 • Presenting The Heritage Pork Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Valle Crucis Community Park, and featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork, Troy & Sons, Asheville Distilling Company, Mother Earth Brewing & Childress Vineyards • Featured Foods: Heritage Pork, Pork Belly Skewers, Muscadine BBQ Sauce, Cornmeal Hoe Cakes, Pickled cabbage, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Napa slaw, House pickles, Moonshine BBQ sauce, House cut pork fat chips, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Mushrooms, bacon, scallions, almond, Roasted grain mustard & chard sauce, Crispy brussels sprouts & roasted vegetables. | Click Here
The Meat & Potatoes Weekend
February 5, 6, 7 & March 26, 27, 28 • Presenting The Meat & Potatoes Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit The Appalachian Theatre, and featuring Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Defiant Whisky, Blue Ridge Distilling, Highland Brewing Company, Biltmore Wines • Featured Foods: Ribeye, Gorgonzola sauce, Crispy shallot, Sweet potato chips, G.B. or pimento cheese gravy, Tongue and Cheek, Bitter greens, Crispy parsnip vinaigrette, Potato chips, Pot Roast, Mash and butterbeans, Red wine braise. | Click Here
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The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places.