Chef John Fleer Creates Magic At Canyon Kitchen At Lonesome Valley In Western North Carolina

The Legacy of Lonesome Valley located between Cashiers and Sapphire, NC

Lonesome Valley Developers Partner with Cashiers Silver Creek Real Estate Group

Just below a swath of blue skies and billowy white clouds lies a very special valley in Western North Carolina a spot many claim to be the place where Heaven and Earth meet. E.H. Jennings first discovered it in the late 1800s. The Pittsburgh entrepreneur was so awed by the beauty of the region that he purchased 30,000 acres to develop unique vacation destinations for families, with 800 acres reserved for use solely by his own family and friends. This land became known as Lonesome Valley and has been enjoyed by descendants of Mr. Jennings for over a century. Gracefully spanning the valley floor of the largest box canyon east of the Rockies, Lonesome Valley has long drawn the attention of visitors, with its striking walls of granite, rolling green pastures, lush forest and bountiful gardens. Wishing to maintain their great-grandfathers original vision, a new generation of Jennings has taken special care to develop the land themselves with conservation as a major focus.

Cow Rock at Lonesome ValleyWith Mother Nature as the starring attraction, the canyon serves as a backdrop for a truly unique family-centric community, where all homes and amenities are designed to be in harmony with the scenery that envelopes them. Lonesome Valleys Long Lake offers five acres of pristine waters, occasionally stirred by a passing canoe, kayak, swimmer or skipping stone. The Lakeside Pavilion serves as the social center of the community with a grill and fitness center. Fully stocked with Rainbow Trout, the Trout Pond is the ideal escape for the fly fisherman; for avid kite fliers, the Great Meadow offers lots of room to enjoy a picnic lunch among the wildflowers as your kite takes flight. There are 12 miles of scenic community hiking trails, rock climbing up the 1,000-foot face of Cow Rock and so much more. Perhaps creating the most buzz in the three years since Lonesome Valley's inception is the wildly popular, seasonal Canyon Kitchen, featuring the remarkable culinary talents of Chef John Fleer. A meal at Chef Fleers table is so much more than a fine dinner out its a full sensory experience you wont soon forget.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is pleased to announce a very special collaboration with Lonesome Valley. As a Cashiers resident and business owner, I have always admired the beauty, elegance and back-to-basics simplicity of the Lonesome Valley community, says Silver Creek owner, Jochen Lucke. My brokers and I are delighted to be affiliated with a distinctive mountain treasure of this caliber, and we look forward to introducing new families from all over the Southeast to this extraordinary slice of Heaven. Thanks to this relationship, Silver Creek is in a position to offer special pricing to their clients on a select few Lonesome Valley home sites through the remainder of 2010. Silver Creek encourages you to schedule a personalized tour of Lonesome Valley homes, home sites and amenities by calling their experienced team of brokers at 828-743-1999, or e-mailing your request to info@ncliving.com.

Cashiers Dining: Chef John Fleer and Lonesome Valleys Canyon Kitchen

Ambience and Incomparable Cuisine are Always on the Menu at Cashiers Canyon Kitchen

Designed to be far more than just another meal out, guests of Lonesome Valleys Canyon Kitchen can expect to be treated to nothing short of a dining experience. By thoughtfully combining his garden-to-table inspired fare with the natural beauty of the largest box canyon east of the Rockies, John Fleer is as much a master showman as he is master chef. Housed within the charmingly handsome Jennings Barn overlooking the community garden at the epicenter of the Lonesome Valley community, the doors of the Canyon Kitchen are often open to let the crisp mountain breezes in as guests delight in the aromas and flavors of freshly prepared dishes, many of which contain ingredients gathered from the garden that very morning. This one-of-a-kind dining establishment is the ideal fit for the unique community that surrounds it a celebration of time-honored tradition, family and nature. The Kitchen truly is the heart of this home.

After gaining a following and glowing reputation as the celebrated chef of Tennessees Blackberry Farm for fourteen years, the talented Chef John Fleer has created something very special in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. With his belief in the Irish proverb the laughter is brightest where the food is best, he never disappoints guests of the Canyon Kitchen as he blends good old fashioned Southern hospitality and traditional Southern food with a creative culinary twist. The laughter and conversation flow as easily as the wine at this distinctive Cashiers eatery. Menus rotate regularly, based on both the availability of seasonal products and the occasional whim of the chef. One day the menu might feature distinctively different dishes like Roulade of Rib Eye with Mushroom Ketchup accompanied by Lyonnaise Potatoes and Tuscan Kale Braised with Local Mushrooms, or Quinoa Crusted Sunburst Trout accompanied by Fabinas Verdes and Gremolata Shoestring Potatoes with Green Tomato Ketchup. Only to be followed the next day by a more conventional South of the Mason-Dixon Line dish of Ashley Farms Chicken and Waffles with Maple-Sorghum Syrup polished off with a Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake topped with Local Berries. Are your taste buds tingling? If so, you wont want to wait much longer. Canyon Kitchen is only open Thursday through Sunday seasonally, and with mere weeks left before the seasons end the reservation books are filling up quickly! To bookyou reservation at one of the most distinctive restaurants on the mountain, call 828.743.7967 or e-mail your request to canyonkitchen@lonesomevalley.com. To learn more about homes and land available for purchase in Lonesome Valley, contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group by calling 828-743-1999, e-mailing us at info@ncliving.com or filling out our convenient online contact form.