New Year’s 2014 at Simplicity

"New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration" • Seatings at 5:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:00pm. Featuring Chef Andrew Long's special five course celebration menu below, with optional beer and wine pairings, and Simplicity's finest North Carolina spirit and spirits.

"New Year’s Eve 2014 Celebration at Simplicity" • Seatings at 5:30pm & 8:30pm. Featuring Chef Andrew Long’s special five course celebration menu, with optional beer and wine pairings, and Simplicity’s finest North Carolina spirit and spirits. See menu, beverages and pricing below. To reserve call 828.963.5857, reserve online by clicking here, or write

"New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration"
First Course
“House Cured Duck Proscuitto”
Pickled ground cherry, radish, whipped chevre, pistachio, muscadine
McRitchie Hard Cider, North Carolina

"New Year's Eve 2014 Celebration"
Second Course
"Ricotta and Chickpea Gnudi"
Purple kale, winter squash, brown butter, pecorino, leeks
Bancroft Estate Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

"Braised Mountain Top Rabbit"
Scallion hoe cake, parsnips, shelly beans, red cabbage, bacon wrapped loin
Highland Brewing’s Oatmeal Porter, North Carolina

Third Course
"Celery Root Veloute"
Caramelized fennel, chives, winter truffle oil
Albert Bichot Macon Villages, Burgundy

"Smoked Trout"
Seared radicchio, pickled beets, buttermilk cream cheese, mustard grain vinaigrette
La Storia Merlot, Alexander Valley, CA

Fourth Course
"Coriander Seared Grouper"
Pimento cheese grit cake, braised winter greens, carrot cream, pistachio streusel
Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA

"Black Angus Ribeye "Butter" Steak"
Roasted brassicas, smoked turnips, bone marrow sauce
White Oak Syrah, Sonoma, CA

Fifth Course
“Mam’s Collection of Homemade Desserts”
Served with home churned ice cream
Shelton Sparkling Brut de Blanc, North Carolina

Troy & Sons Distillers • Determined to find the perfect moonshine recipe, Troy Ball began testing recipes acquired from the North Carolina State Archives and residents from Madison to McDowell counties. On August 18, 2010, Troy distilled the perfect white liquor, using lost Crooked Creek Corn™, smooth as silk with vanilla oak undertones.
Dancing Under The Moon
"Chef Andrew’s Awesome Long Drinks"
The Mast Farm Inn’s Executive Chef Andrew Long has developed a collection of cocktails which use North Carolina Moonshine as the base, and range from "Smooth & Silky as Lauren Bacall" to "Call Me a Medic Bogart My Friend". Bring Designated Pilot!

Smokey & The Bandito’s Smoked Ice
Troy & The Shadow’s Tongue Twisting Super Secret Smoked Ice & Smoked Syrup Elixir

Rebecca’s White Lightning Sour
White Whiskey Sour A-La-Troy & Scarier Than A Summer Thunderstorm on Grandfather Mountain

RC’s Apple Moon Pie by Sheriff Andy Opie-Long Kenobi
JJ’s Apple Pie & Ginger’s Jolly Roger Beer By Fred Astaire, Dirty Dancing in The Moonlight

Jimi Gomer’s Purple Haze You’All
JJ’s Blueberry, Mountain Spray Cranberry, Cherry Bitter But Not Hopeless, Albert’s Seltzer

Barney & Thelma Lou’s Blueberry Basil Mojito
Basil & Sugar, Sparkling Water from Pristine Mountain Streams, Wild & Crazy Blueberries, Lime Without The Coconut

Megan’s Honey Moon Shine & Cheerful Cherry
Midnight Moon Cherry, Crème de Cacao, Honey, Half & Half & Half

Danielle Gump’s Shine, Tea, Shine
Catdaddy, Aunt Be Velva Be Good’s Sweet Tea & Peach Schnapps, Stabilized After Being Shaken Not Stirred By The Bonded Pony Express at River Run Base Camp

Cat’s Moonshadow Julep
Jack’s Grumpy Lemons & Friends, Rhubarb Bitters, Baker Ginger’s Syrup, Franklin’s Mint

Carolina in My Mind Manhattan
Sweet Baby James’ Appalachian Manhattan by Way of The Valle Crucis Abbey Road

BB’s Bleusberry Cream Soda
You, Lucille, Cousins Kyra & Lorraine Never Sing the Blues Again

Enzo Troy’s Corn Martini
Put This In Your Tank and Win All Your Formula One Races in Monaco With Elegance

Highland Moon Honey by Daphne & Niles
JJ’s M&M Strawberry, Drambuie, Ice by Martin, and Honey by The Mast Farm Bees

Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon • While your great granddaddy was firing up a pipe, Junior Johnson’s was firing up a copper still. Few family recipes carry a jail sentence, but to the Johnson family, it was a way of life. With whiskey in his trunk and the law on his heels, Junior ran the finest moonshine in Appalachia to the dry Rural South.

Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine • Every batch is born in a copper still and handcrafted in very small batches. Catdaddy is made from American corn and triple distilled to deliver a uniquely flavored, ultra-smooth spirit.
Special Event Conditions & Terms
Price • $65.00 per person, children same price as adults, leftovers boxed to bring home.
Price • $95.00 per person, with the beer, wine and champagne pairings above.
Price • $75.00 per person for Specially Prepared 5 Course Meal for Diet, Allergy, Vegetarian, Vegan. Please advise you will need this option at the time of reservation.
Price • $105.00 per person for Specially Prepared 5 Course Meal for Diet, Allergy, Vegetarian, Vegan, with the beer, wine and champagne pairings above. Please advise you will need this option at the time of reservation.
Seating • 5:30pm, 8:30pm
Deposit • Reservation fully pre-paid by credit card at the time of reservation
Cancelation, No-Show, Refunds • No charge, full refund, if cancelled 10 days or more before New Year’s Eve, Non-refundable but transferrable if canceled 9 days or less before New Year’s Eve. Transferrable to a same number party of your choice or less, at same seating time, if you reserved and could not cancel 10 days or more before New Year’s Eve.
Gratuity • 15% minimum gratuity added for parties of 5 or less, 18% minimum gratuity added for parties of 6 or more

After a nationwide search, The Mast Farm Inn is honored to announce the appointment of Andrew Long as Executive Chef of its award-winning restaurant, Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn
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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.

The Mast Farm Inn, Historic North Carolina Country Inn & Restaurant, Valle Crucis, NC