2019 Spring Wine Dinner

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2019 Spring Wine Dinner


Terrior | Appalachia
A Farm-to-Fork Wine Dinner

Celebrate local agriculture, experiential learning, and cuisine in the High Country.

Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm

The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop
922 Main St. Blowing Rock, NC 28605

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If you are unable to attend this event but would like to support our school, we encourage you to contribute to our Annual Fund here. We appreciate your donation and look forward to seeing you next time!


The Schedule
*Below is a general expectation of the unfolding of the evening. Times are estimations and are subject to sway a little in either direction like trees in the wind.
6:00- The Henhouse - Cocktails, Cava, & conversation
6:30 - Cock-a-doodle-doo - Welcome & Invitation to be seated
6: 45 - The Rabbits Feast - Mountainwise Farm salad course served
7:15  - Cow’s Come Home - Chef Jeff’s Local Beef entree served
8:00 - Farmer’s Delight - Coffee, dessert & digestif served

The Menu
Course 1
Duck rillette on a cracker with a dollop of house-made mustard & house-pickled microgreens*
Perelada Brut Reserva Cava
Emily Brinker, Co-owner, The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottleshop
Ellen Lewis, Head of School, Mountain Pathways School

Course 2
Mountainwise Farm baby green salad with radishes, asparagus, shaved parmesan & local ramp vinaigrette
Acrobat Pinot Gris
Casey Jordaan, Owner & Operator,  Mountainwise Farm

Course 3
Venison Meatloaf + Gravy puréed sweet potatoes, Mountainwise sautéed spinach + kale with white wine & garlic*
Fiction Red Zinfandel
Ellen Lewis, Head of School, Mountain Pathways School

Course 4
Mini Hatchett Coffee, Pot de Crème with whipped creme strawberries*
Appalachia Amaro digestif
Specially handcrafted by The Speckled Trout using locally foraged ingredients
Chef Jeff Olive, The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop

*These items are gluten-free.

The Signature Cocktail
The Farmhand Switchel  | Apple Brandy, Rye Whiskey, Cider Vinegar, Radish, Basil, Sorghum
*Available for purchase for an additional donation to the school 

The Music
We invite all music lovers to add to our Terroir | Appalachia playlist on Spotify. We are highlighting local talent & general favorites with a Mountain view.

The Dress
Farmer Chic. Feel free to interpret as you please.
Feel like breaking out your heels to aerate the fields? Do.  
Feel like throwing on your overalls? Please do.
From sharp roosters to casual ducks - all are welcome.

There is a parking lot onsite.

The Wishing Tree
We will have a beautiful little Fraser Fir decorated with “wishes” from our school. We invite you to help our community grow and plant your seed of support. Here is a digital version of the The Wishing Tree list or you can give directly to our Annual Fund. We are grateful for your support.