Monday, August 27, 2012

Contact: Amanda Sullivan, 828-200-0650
for Highlands 6th annual Culinary Weekend
with Farm-to-Table Chef Johannes Klapdohr and Local Providers
(Highlands, NC) Old Edwards Inn and Spa presents a Farm Harvest Celebration and Barn Dance as part of Highlands 6th Annual Culinary weekend on Friday, November 9, 2012. Upon arrival guests will be passed a Tupelo Honey and Elderberry Champagne Cocktail as they experience food and spirits from the area’s local farmers and culinary artists including Sunburst Trout Farm, Barker’s Creek Mill, Dave Taylor Farm, and Madison’s Organic Kitchen Garden. Specialty selected wine pairings and craft beer will be offered to guests throughout the evening.
Guests will be immersed in the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of farm-fresh bounty being prepared throughout the Barn Pavilion. It is a setting where people can meet the farmers that grow and produce their food, and indulge in delicious recipes specially prepared on the premises by Madison’s culinary team. To fully bring on the mountain culture, country band Back Porch Orchestra will get the feet stomping for the barn dance. Chef Johannes Klapdohr says, “It is always my goal to put people more in touch with ‘real food’ to help them appreciate where it comes from and how delicious it can taste. Sharing food, especially at harvest time, is something that comes from our very roots. There is no other setting like The Farm, where we produce most of our organically grown food for Madison’s menu, to bring the community and local farmers together to experience this very natural form of dining and celebration.”
The Farm Harvest menu will include fennel pollen-seared fillet of trout, sautéed shrimp and andouille sausage with heirloom grits, beef tenderloin roasted over lavender straw with carolina black truffle Jus, slow-rendered muscovy duck breast on cranberry biscuits and much more.
It's a fun, down-on-the-farm festival of the senses and celebration of the harvest. Also, join us at Madison’s Restaurant on Saturday, November 10 for regular dinner service as well as a special Chef’s Tasting Menu..
Limited seating available. For more information call 828-787-2625 or visit www.oldedwardsinn.com/barndance.
About Old Edwards Inn and Spa (www.oldedwardsinn.com)
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 Hotel Spa in North America for 2010 with the First Ever Perfect Score in the 20-Year History of the Reader’s Survey
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s #3 Hotel Spa in the United States for 2011
  • 2010 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (top ten in the US)
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Reader's Choice Award for #4 Best Relaxation Spa Hotel in the U.S.
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Reader's Choice Award for #2 Best Hotel for Romance in the U.S.
  • 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Madison’s Restaurant
  • 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #4 Hotel in The United States
  • Condé Nast Johansen’s Most Excellent Inn in the US and Canada 2008
  • Forbes Four-Star Rated for both the Resort and The Spa
  • AAA Four-Diamond Rated
  • Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden has won the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” every year since 2005 and the “Best Of” award since 2008.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa cascades along several blocks in downtown Highlands—a cultural mountain village that offers award-winning dining, wine events, art galleries and some of the nation’s top golf resorts. The European style resort welcomes visitors to North Carolina’s high country with its unique blend of relaxed luxury recognized worldwide. A spectacular outdoor heated mineral pool, world class spa, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club are signature experiences at this full-service mountain resort.  Guests are surrounded by the warmth and character of Old-Europe architecture and authentic period antiques. Many rooms, cottages and suites offer private patios or terraces—some with captivating rooftop views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.  All of the luxury accommodations include champagne arrival, twice-daily housekeeping, two 24-hour business centers and two 24-hour Butler’s pantries with Dove Bars, fresh fruit and soft beverages. European bedding, fine Italian linens, plush robes & slippers, rainfall showers, heated-tile bathroom floors, in-room safes and Wi-Fi enhance the in-room experience. Old Edwards Inn and Spa also boasts a state-of-the art fitness center with wellness classes that include guided hikes into the scenic surrounding mountains known as “waterfall country.”
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