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November Plateau Pursuits - Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events brought to you by Silver Creek Real Estate Group of Cashiers, NC

Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us! The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina provide the perfect setting for any holiday celebration. We are proud to present a rich bounty of happenings in and around the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, and we hope to see you up on the mountain!

November 12-15:3rd Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend This DELICIOUS event kicks off Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with an Opening Gala Reception at The Bascom in Highlands and includes the culinary talents of local restaurants, chefs and wineries plus live music to give guests a taste of what the rest of the weekend will entail. Cost to attend Opening Night is $100/pp. Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings will all feature a bountiful Country Breakfast Brunch at the Main Street Inn at just $10.95/pp call for reservations at 828-526-2590. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons will all feature opportunities to Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate at the Peggy Crosby Center with Tranquility Cove Massages with Lisa Wilker $70.00/pp; please call 828-200-0018 to set up an appointment. Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. will give visitors a chance to experience Highlands wonderful shops, while delighting in wines and tasty tidbits through Sip & Stroll - $35/pp and tickets are limited. Each day of the event will feature special demonstrations, tastings and food-based gatherings:

When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: Cyprus Restaurant What: Italian Pastry Kitchen Cooking Salon & Demonstration Price: $69,plus tax and gratuity

When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro What: Domaine Serene, Flavor Spectrum Luncheon Domaine Serene wine and food tasting brought to the "nth" degree. Chef Wolfgang will create three small pairings that will compliment & contrast, leaving you thinking outside of the box. Controversial dishes that will challenge your palate. Each participant will be poured a taste of four different Domaine Serene wines to compliment the four different dishes. Challenge your senses! Price: $65 plus tax and gratuity

When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: SweeTreats What: Beer and Brats Take a break from wine events and experience a bit of traditional Bavarian flavor. While you enjoy a lunch of Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and German style potatoes, Sonia Hooper of Mutual Distributors will present a series of great imported beers for your tasting. Price: $25 plus tax and gratuity

When: Friday,November 13 @ 2 p.m. Where: Ruka's Table What: Sake Tasting and Sushi Roll Demonstration In association with Vine Connections who has the top Sake protfolio in America, we will be doing an afternoon session tasting of great Sake while we roll and taste fresh sushi. Phone:828-526-3636 - Call for pricing.

When: Friday, November 13 @ 5-6 p.m. Where: Summit One Gallery What: Pre-dinner cocktail reception The artists of Summit One Gallery have created work especially for the Third Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend. Together with Old Edwards Inn, enjoy a private preview of the Wine & Dine exhibition at Summit One Gallery located in "The Galleries" on South Second Street prior to the Farm to Table Dinner at Madison's. Price: Free

When: Friday, November 13 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: ...on the Verandah What: "Play it Again Tom, Part III- Everything's Better with Pork" ...on the Verandah's Executive Chef Andrew Figel welcomes back Atlanta's One Midtown Kitchen Executive Chef Tom Harvey and this year they have a new twist. Watch as pork plays the starring role or is the enhancement to seafood, poultry vegetable dishes exquisitely prepared by Chefs Andrew and Tom and paired with just the right wine. This is cooking the way chefs like to eat! Be a part of an event that will delight all your senses. Price: $85 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-200-1513

The Farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn

The Farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn

When: Friday, November 13 Cocktails from 6:30-7:30; Dinner begins @ 7:30 Where: The Barn at Old Edwards What: Farm to Table Dinner Join this one-of-a-kind gathering to celebrate great wines and seasonal harvests from local sustainable farms. Enjoy a family style dinner at Old Edwards turn-of-the century period Farm with our gorgeous renovated Barn as the backdrop. Share bottles of Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx and Goldeneye wines with your neighbor as dusk settles over The Farm at Old Edwards. Relax into the evening with the soothing sounds of live music lending the perfect ambiance to this magical setting. Presentations during the evening by Duckhorn Vineyards East Coast Brands Manager, Frank Barbagallo and Director of Strategic Grape Acquisitions and Grower Relations, Jeff Roberts as well as discussions with the farmers who gre the bounty of the evening's fare. Price: $169, plus tax and gratuity

When: Friday, November 13 Champagne/Appetizers @ 7 p.m. Dinner begins @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro What: Wine Dinner-Crocker, Starr, Khachaturian Featuring: Crocker and Starr, Armen Khachatrian Anderson's Conn Valley, Van Potts Guest The Anderson's "Cabernets possess a rare elegance and finesse allied to abundant richness and intensity", according to Robert Parker, Jr. Price: $150 plus tax and gratuity

When: Friday, November13 @ 7 p.m. Where: Lakeside Restaurant What: Pohlmeyer Pizzazz Known for their Bordeaux-style red wine, Merlot and Chardonnay, Lakeside Restaurant is proud to showcase the power and personality of Pahlmeyer Wines. Join us as we pair five courses of fabulous cuisine with the fine wines of Jayson Pahlmeyer. Price: $175 plus tax and gratuity - 828-526-9419

When: Friday, November 13 @ 7:30 p.m. Where: The Log Cabin What: 3rd Annual Grateful Palate Wine Dinner This will be the third year we have hosted the Grateful Palate Dinner and this year we are honored to have Dan Phillips, the owner of the company in attendance. This five course dinner is sure to feature wine and food pairings that cannot be had anywhere else. Call 828-526-3380 for pricing

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: The Dry Sink What: Discover the Latest in Kitchenware Come browse the aisles of Highlands' gourmet kitchen store, The Dry Sink, and discover the latest in gourmet kitchen cookware, bakeware, cutlery, gadgetry, and appliances. Take part in ongoing product demonstrations and giveaways. We'll also feature samples of our delicious specialty foods and snacks! Price: Free

When: Saturday, November 14 Where: Sunset Rock What: Sunset Hike with Fresser's Eatery Come enjoy a beautiful sunset and view of Highlands on top of Sunset Rock. You can either drive up or hike. Either way we will have a hot steamy gumbo along with other delightful hors d'oeuvres and of course perfectly paired wines too. Phone: 828-526-4188 Please Call for Time Price: $32 all inclusive

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 12 p.m. Where: Cyprus Restaurant What: Fire Breathing Wok Cooking Salon & Demonstration Price: $69 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-4429

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 1-3 p.m. Where: The Highlands Smokehouse What: Craft Beer & BBQ Tasting Come try beer from Bell's, Stone Dogfish Head and Founders along with different types and flavors of in house smoked BBQ. Price: $25 per person Phone: 828-526-3380

The Inn at Millstone

The Farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 6 p.m. Where: The Inn at Millstone What: A Journey Through the Mountains - An Exploration of Mountain Grown Wines. Finewines, friendly faces, and Southern hospitality await you at The Inn at Millstone. Join us for an evening of globetrotting as we move along the road less traveled in exploration of a unique varietals of high latitude wines. Enjoy a 5-course pairing of fine foods and fine wines. Price: $160 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-743-6513

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: ...on the Verandah What: Chateau Montelena Winery - Wine Dinner Series Executive Chef Andrew Figel prepares a creatively tantalizing evening of fine food all paired with classic wine selections from the historic Napa winery, Chateau Montelena Winery. Price: $120 plus tax and gratuity Phone:828-526-2338

When: Saturday, November 14 Cocktails 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Begins @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Madison's Restaurant What: Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner Madison's Restaurant will serve as an elegant backdrop for this unforgettable evening of sumptuous food, fine wine and relaxed conversation. These Duckhorn Vineyard wines paired with a delectable menu of New-South Cuisine created by Madison's Executive Chef, Johannes Klapdohr. Duckhorn's own East Coast Brands Manager, Frank Barbagallo will be in attendance sharing knowledge and interesting stories about this amazing vineyard. Price: $180 plus tax and gratuities

When: Saturday, November 14 Champagne and Appetizers @ 7 p.m. Dinner Begins @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro What: Silver Oak Cellars Wine with Tom Johnson Wolfgang's Restaurant has always had a very special place in our hearts for Silver Oak Cellars, this probably because of the wonderful friendship between Tom Johnson,East Coast Sales Manager of Silver Oak Cellars and Mindy and Wolfgang Green. We started the tradition of hosting this elegant wine dinner during the Culinary Weekend last year and we are proud to do it again. We will be featuring Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. Join us for a night of culinary memories and divine libations. It will be a night to remember! Price: $160 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-3807

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 7 p.m. Where: Lakeside Restaurant What: A Nickel & Nickel Affair Lakeside Restaurant is delighted to partner with Napa Valley Winery, Nickel & Nickel. Reserve your seat for a fantastic, five course dinner, paired with their exclusive, single vineyard wines. An Affair that is sure to please the palate. Price: $135 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-9419

When: Saturday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Ruka's Table What: Vine Connections Wine Dinner Along with Vine Connections which has one of the finest Argentinean portfolios around, we will host a five course wine dinner that will feature tapas style entrees that compliment all the wines nicely. Come experience a laid back fun and exciting evening with great wine, great food and great music. Phone: 828-526-3636 Please Call for pricing When: Saturday, November 14 Where: The Bascom What: The Shopping Bag - Exemplary Art & Design For more information please call 828-526-4949.

When: Sunday, November 15 @ 12:30 p.m. Where: Fressers Eatery What: Bubbly Brunch Come enjoy an array of champagne and sparkling wines from around the world. They will be perfectly paired with Fressers brunch items that will have you craving more bubbles for a long time to come. Price: $48 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-4188

For More Information and to Make Reservations for the 3rd Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend, Visit www.highlandsculinaryweekend.com.

November 16:Holiday Beauty and Life Balance at The Spa at Old Edwards from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Cost: $25; Phone: 828-787-2625

November 17:Holiday Florals & Decor with Champagne at The Farm at Old Edwards by Oakleaf Flower and Garden from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Cost: $60; Phone: 828-787-2625

November 18:Holiday Entertaining Expo with Wine Lunch at The Farm at Old Edwards from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Cost: $75; Phone: 828-787-2625

November 19:Holiday Fashion Show and High Tea at The Hummingbird Lounge at 3:00 p.m.; Cost: $25; Phone: 828-787-2625

November 23:Giving Thanks for Literacy Hosted by The Literacy Council of Highlands at Peggy Crosby Center from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Cost: Free; Phone: 828-526-9938 ext. 240 or 261

November 25:Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Highlands Civic Center at 6:00 p.m.; For more information please call 828-526-3556.

November 26:HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the Staff and Management at Silver Creek Real Estate Group!

November 27:Free Holiday Surprise for Shoppers at Oakleaf Flower and Garden from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

November 27:A Christmas Carol Revisited at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center from 6 to 7 p.m.; Musical Play by Once Upon a Blue Ridge; Cost:$15 Per Person; Phone: 828-526-9047

November 27:Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Where: Highlands Visitor Center; Every Saturday until Christmas from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-2112.

November 27-28:Sapphire Valley Master Association Arts & Crafts Festival; 828-743-0321

November 27-28:"Hard Candy Christmas" Mountain Artisans Fine Art & Craft Shows at the WCU Campus in the Ramsey Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Authentic Work of 100 Heritage & Contemporary Artisans Cost: $3.00 Adults; Children under 12 free

November 28:Highlands Town Tree Lighting at the Methodist Church @ 6:00/6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 828-526-2112!

November 28:Winter Wonderland at Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 828-526-3807 for more information.

November 28:A Christmas Carol Mask Making for Kids at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center By Once Upon a Blue Ridge from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Cost: Free for Students; Phone: 828-526-9047

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