The Meat & Potatoes Weekend

The Valle Crucis Meat & Potatoes Weekend

The Valle Crucis Meat & Potatoes Weekend • Special lodging & dining package for February 5, 6, 7 & March 26, 27, 28. Presenting The Meat & Potatoes Menu at Over Yonder to benefit The Appalachian Theatre, and featuring Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Defiant Whisky, Highland Brewing Company, & Biltmore Wines. 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 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 Meat & Potatoes 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 Meat & Potatoes Weekends menu will feature: 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.

The Meat & Potatoes Menu

Tongue & Cheek Appalachian Appetizer
Bitter greens, crispy parsnip vinaigrette, & potato chips | 9 
Ye Old Fashioned Hickory Nut Gap Pot Roast
With mash and butterbeans, & Biltmore red braised | 13

Blue Ridge Defiant Ribeye

With Gorgonzola sauce, crispy shallots & sweet potato chips, GB or pimento cheese gravy | 29
Featured Cocktails 
Blue Ridge New Fashioned
Dutch Creek Defiant

Featured High Country Non-Profit
The Appalachian Theatre
• The campaign to restore the Historic 1938 Art Deco Theatre for live entertainment, movies & conferences. Potential for 600 plus seat venue. The non-profit organization responsible for the renovation and restoration of The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country announced some good news at Thursday’s Boone Town Council meeting, thanks to the findings of an Economic Impact and Tax Revenue Analysis of the Theatre. The purpose of the independent study, conducted by the Center of Economics Research and Policy Analysis at Appalachian State University, is to analyze and quantify the economic impacts that are projected to accrue to the region from the operations of the Theatre. The region includes Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties in North Carolina.| Website |

Featured North Carolina Supplier
Hickory Nut Gap Farm
• Hickory Nut Gap Meats animals consume only their mothers milk and forages during their entire life while rotationally grazing on pasture. This production model eliminates the need for administering sub therapeutic antibiotics. If an animal were to become sick it would be treated as needed but not allowed to enter our meat supply. Growth hormones are never used here at Hickory Nut Gap Meats. Hickory Nut Gap Meat’s animals are handled using low stress handling methods and are minimally hauled to one of the two nearest processors for harvest. Both of the processors we use have passed reviews by Global Animal Partnership, meaning they meet the highest welfare standards for the animals we have processed there. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | Pinterest |

Featured North Carolina Spirit
Defiant Whisky, Blue Ridge Distilling
• Defiant Whisky is a single malt whisky distilled by Blue Ridge Distilling Company located in picturesque Golden Valley, North Carolina. Defiant is a new way of distilling. We’re not bound by barrels or recipes or tradition. Our guides are the best ingredients, Mother Nature and our own intuition. We only use four ingredients. Nothing more. Premium American white oak, toasted to perfection. Specially cultured yeast, selected by Tim. Two-row premium brewer’s barley. Pure water from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Start with quality, end with quality. We’re starting a revolution in the whisky world. Join us. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | InstaGram |

Featured North Carolina Beer
Highland Brewing Company
• Highland founder, Oscar Wong, was born in Jamaica in 1940. At 18, he left the island to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he completed his masters in Civil/Structural Engineering. After retiring early from a successful engineering career that took him all over the country, Oscar landed in Asheville in 1994 and started Highland Brewing "as a hobby" in the 3,500 square foot basement of Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville. Highland Brewing Company rolled out its first kegs in December 1994. Built almost entirely of retrofitted dairy equipment, our original brewery in downtown Asheville could produce up to 6,500 barrels of beer per year. At the new location we now have capacity to brew over 50,000 barrels annually with room to grow. Until 1998, our beer was available only in kegs and hand-filled 22-oz. bottles. That year, we added a four-head bottling machine which enabled us to start packaging in 12-oz. bottles. In 2002, a used Krones bottling line was installed, capable of filling 7,200 12-oz. bottles per hour. Although we brewed twice daily, four days per week, the demand for our beer continued to exceed supply. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter |

Featured North Carolina Wine
Biltmore Wines • Founded on a love of the land – and a passion for entertaining – the Vanderbilt legacy lives on in shades of red, white, and rosé. Biltmore winemakers Bernard Delille and Sharon Fenchak bring together the art and science of winemaking. Despite their distinctly different backgrounds, the two share a common approach to winemaking as they create high-quality wines that are true to varietal character as well as food-friendly and a great value. Together, they have developed an outstanding portfolio of award-winning wines worthy of the finest Vanderbilt traditions of taste and style. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | InstaGram |

Valle Crucis Winter Weekends 2015

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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