OLD EDWARDS INN AND SPA HOSTS A FARM HARVEST CELEBRATION AND BARN DANCE
for Highlands 7th 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 7th Annual Culinary weekend on Friday, November 8, 2013. Upon arrival guests will be passed a specialty Moonshine Glühwein 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. Guests will enjoy specialty selected wine pairings and craft beer throughout the evening. To fully bring on the mountain culture, Back Porch Orchestra will get the feet stomping for the barn dance.
The Barn Pavilion will come alive with the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of the farm-fresh bounty being prepared. 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. 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 Smoked Carolina Trout Lollipops with Pumpernickel, Citrus Sour Cream and Trout Caviar, Hushpuppies of Foie Gras, Sweetbread and Dried Apples with Quince Jelly, Beef Tenderloin Roasted over Lavender Straw with Cabernet Shallot Jus and much more.
It's a fun, down-on-the-farm festival of the senses and celebration of the harvest.
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)
- 2013 Travel and Leisure’s #23 out of 50 Worlds Best Resorts
- 2013 Travel and Leisure's #2 Best Resorts in United States
- 2013 Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List
- 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #14 Hotel in The United States
- 2013 US News & World Report #3 Hotel in North Carolina
- 2013 Travel and Leisure World’s Best Service List
- 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Madison’s Restaurant
- 2012 Southern Living South’s Coziest Inn
- 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards #4 Hotel in The United States
- 2012 Travel and Leisure a Top 50 Resort
- 2012 Travel and Leisure #9 Most Romantic Hotel in The United States
- 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
- 2011 Condé Nast Traveler’s #3 Hotel Spa in the United States
- 2010 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (top ten in the US)
Old Edwards Inn and Spa cascades along several blocks in downtown Highlands—a cultural mountain village that offers world class dining, wine events, art galleries and some of the nation’s top golf communities. The European style resort features three spectacular outdoor heated mineral pools, world class spa, award-winning dining, and golf at the private Old Edwards Club. 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, and two 24-hour business centers. 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.”
Guests enjoy onsite shopping at the Spa Boutique, Acorns Boutique or Acorns on Church featuring fine antiques and home accessories. Dining venues include Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden serving innovative New South Cuisine, the Spa Café, Arts at the Lodge Coffee Café and Bar and two Poolside Bar and Bistros. Special events and weddings take place at The Farm—a lushly landscaped Old Edwards property located one mile from downtown Highlands featuring The Barn, the Farmhouse, Bridal Pavilion, Bridal Bridge over a scenic pond and outdoor events pavilion. The Edwards Hall Conference Center provides a catered corporate retreat venue.
The Falls Cottages at Old Edwards opened in June. They feature the sumptuous comforts and fine details that characterize all Old Edwards accommodations; they offer the perfect ambiance of rustic elegance. The Falls Cottages surround an outdoor heated mineral pool and whirlpool with lush landscaping and a freestanding fireplace for cozy gatherings.