The Chicken & Dumplings Weekend 2016
The Valle Crucis Chicken & Dumplings Weekend • Special lodging & dining package for February 19, 20, 21 & March 25, 26, 27. Presenting The Chicken & Dumplings Menu at Over Yonder to benefit The Blue Ridge Conservancy, 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 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 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), 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: Chicken Gumbo Stuffed Fried Dumpling. Chicken, Creamy Root Vegetables, Cheddar Biscuit Dumplings. Red Chicken Confit, Andouille & White Beans, Crispy Collards, Grit Dumplings.
The Chicken & Dumplings Menu
Blue Ridge Farm Fried Dumplings Appetizer
Stuffed with chicken & sausage Gumbo with potlikker broth & sassafras. | 9
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, crispy collard greens, grit dumplings | 15
Top Of The Hill Gin & Juice Fizz
Topofied French Martini Singing Paris Ooh La La
Featured High Country Non-Profit
The Blue Ridge Conservancy • BRC’s mission is to work with willing landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational and scenic value in northwest North Carolina. We are a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization incorporated in North Carolina. Since our founding, we have protected over 18,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC’s efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain. We continue to help Elk Knob State park expand its borders and in 2008 we led the way in establishing a 2,000-acre State Game Land preserve on Pond Mountain in Ashe County. You can be a part of the story. Your membership in Blue Ridge Conservancy makes a real difference by directly supporting land protection projects that ensure our farmlands stay intact, our drinking water stays clean, and our views remain beautiful – forever. | 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 |
CULINARY NOTE • Over Yonder is a seasonal, local and North Carolina supplier driven restaurant specializing in New Appalachian Cuisine. The menus, ingredients, wines, craft beers, and spirits at the time you are viewing this page are as designed and planned. In all likelihood all will be available on the day you dine with us. Please note however that while all menus will be essentially as presented here, we may make minor changes depending on availability. Some ingredients, wines, craft brewers or spirits for example may be unavailable depending on consumption or inability to get immediate resupply. In cases where that may occur, we will propose numerous substitutes of similar kinds and in the same culinary spirit.
The Valle Crucis Winter Weekends • Overview
All Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for all weekends in January, February, March, starting January 8th and running till March 27th, except for February 12, 13 and 14th. • 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 Pot Pie Weekend
January 8, 9, 10 & February 26, 27, 28 • Presenting The Pot Pie Weekend Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit F.a.r.m. Café, and featuring New Appalachia, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, Blowing Rock Brewing Company, & Wine to Water • Featured Foods: Winter Vegetable Pot Pie, Roots and Herbs, White Wine Broth, Butter Crust, Traditional Chicken Pot Pie, Potatoes, Carrots, Herbs, Lamb Shepherd’s Pie, Braised Leg of Lamb, Cabbage, Mash Pot Crust, Provolone. | Click Here
The Mountain Trout Weekend
January 15, 16, 17 & March 4, 5, 6 • Presenting The Mountain Trout Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit Valle Crucis Elementary School, and featuring Sunburst Trout Farms, Covington Spirits, Fullsteam Brewery & Shelton Vineyards • Featured Foods: Smoked Trout Mousse, Roasted Beet And Potato Salad, Roe, Toast, Pan-Fried NC Rainbow Trout, Sweet Potato Casserole, Napa Slaw, Almonds, Smoked Onion Tartar, Whole Roasted Trout, Winter Squash Hash, Fried Collard And Peanut Slaw. | Click Here
The Heritage Pork Weekend
January 22, 23, 24 & March 11, 12, 13 • 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 & Shelton Vineyards • Featured Foods: Pork Belly Skewers, Muscadine Bbq, Hoe Cake, Pickled Cabbage, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Moonshine Bbq, Napa Slaw, Pickles, Pork Chips, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Scallion, Mushroom, Almond, Bacon, Cheese, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Vegetables. | Click Here
The Meat & Potatoes Weekend
February 5, 6, 7 & March 18, 19, 20 • Presenting The Meat & Potatoes Weekend Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit The Appalachian Theatre, and featuring Apple Brandy Farms, Defiant Whisky, Blue Ridge Distilling, Highland Brewing Company, Biltmore Wines • Featured Foods: North Carolina Strip, Sweet Potato Fries, Gorgonzola Sauce, Pot Roast, Mash and Butterbeans, Red Wine Braise, Wilted Bitter Greens, Fingerling Potatoes Roasted in Duck Fat, Oxtail Marmalade. | Click Here
The Chicken & Dumplings Weekend
February 19, 20, 21 & March 25, 26, 27 • Presenting The Chicken & Dumplings Menu at Over Yonder, to benefit The Blue Ridge Conservancy, and featuring Joyce Farms, TOPO Organic Spirits, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company & Shelton Vineyards • Featured Foods: Gumbo Stuffed Fried Dumpling, Chicken, Creamy Root Vegetables, Cheddar Biscuit Dumplings, Red Chicken Confit with Andouille and White Beans, Crispy collards, Grit Dumplings. | 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.