The Mountain Trout Weekend 2016
The Valle Crucis Mountain Trout Weekend • Special lodging & dining package for January 15, 16, 17 & March 4, 5, 6. Presenting The Mountain Trout Menu at Over Yonder to benefit Valle Crucis Elementary School, and featuring Sunburst Trout Farms, Covington Spirits, Fullsteam Brewery & 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 Mountain Trout 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 Mountain Trout Weekends menu will feature: Smoked Trout Mousse, Roasted Beet & 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 & Peanut Slaw.
The Mountain Trout Menu
Elementary Smoked Trout Watauga
Smoked trout mousse, roasted beet and potato salad, roe, toast. | 9
Papa Sunburst Jennings’ Pan Fried Trout
Pan-fried NC rainbow trout, sweet potato casserole, napa slaw, almonds, smoked onion tartar | 17
Shelton & Shelton’s Yadkin Campfire Trout
Whole roasted trout, winter squash hash, fried collard & peanut slaw | 19
James Covington French’s Martini 008
Dr. Zhivago Never Had It So Good
Featured High Country Non-Profit
Valle Crucis School • Our mission is to develop a process that is efficient, intentional, and purposeful in providing a relevant and appropriate educational experience for all students. We strive to be a great school, built on equal partnerships and shared leadership among all stakeholders, who utilize continuous improvement practices for the purpose of increasing teacher effectiveness and student learning outcomes, as well as maintaining community support. “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson | Website | FaceBook |Twitter |
Featured North Carolina Supplier
Sunburst Trout Farms • Third generation family owned and operated trout farm. Purveyor of gourmet trout fillets, caviar, and many other fine trout products. Dick Jennings loved his Grandfather’s land in Western North Carolina, covered with forests of oak, hickory, maple, and poplar, watered with two rushing streams, and with 100 acres of reasonably flat land that could be cleared. It was 1931 when Dick first walked these streams. He wasn’t barefoot, but his cheeks were tanned, and he was carrying a Prince Albert can of worms. This was unique compelling stuff for a little boy raised in Pittsburgh, compelling enough to bring the young veteran of WWII back to these mountains in 1948 to start the first commercial trout farm in the South. This meant ignoring his deceased Father’s advice, “Don’t stay in these mountains, you’ll starve”, and it also meant dropping out of the Yale School of Engineering, where, until then, he had been an honor student. These imprudent acts were, to some extent, vindicated in the year 2001, when Dick Jennings was inducted into the Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame. Thus, the Sunburst Trout Company was born. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter | Pinterest | InstaGram |
Featured North Carolina Spirit
Covington Spirits • Out here in rural eastern North Carolina we are good stewards of the land. After all, we grow, harvest and deliver delicious sweet potatoes to dinner tables all over the world. Recently, and after a lot of thought, we decided to try our hand at creating a great vodka made from the fruits of our own labor — so to speak. As it turns out, sweet potatoes (ipomoea batatas) make an excellent vodka — and why not — folks have been making potato vodka for the past 300 years. COVINGTON® gourmet vodka is handmade locally from seedling to bottling. It’s expertly crafted in small batches using a combination of traditional and modern distilling practices. Our unhurried approach and varietal selection of locally grown COVINGTON® sweet potatoes costs us a little more, however, it does create truly outstanding vodka. | Website | FaceBook | Twitter |
Featured North Carolina Beer
Fullsteam Brewery • Fullsteam is a Durham, North Carolina production brewery and tavern inspired by the food and farm traditions of the South. Our mission: to pioneer the art of Distinctly Southern Beer. We brew traditional and experimental beers with a Southern sensibility, often incorporating local farmed goods, heirloom grains, and seasonal botanicals to guide our beer and our quest. The more we buy local, the more we directly improve the quality of life of North Carolina farmers, foragers, and agricultural entrepreneurs. We seek no less than to build a Southern Beer Economy…one pint at a time. | 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.