Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn • The name of our in-house fine dining catering is Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn. Slow Food In A Fast World. • Catering Menus
What we offer is mostly organic gourmet slow food catering of extreme quality and freshness; a meticulous cuisine mindful of our mountain region’s heritage, with a level of care and personal service second to none.
Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn was selected from among hundreds of establishments in North Carolina for “The Best Dish in North Carolina Award”: Top 10 in 2010, 2nd Place in 2011. Best Dish is North Carolina’s Official State Competition presented every year by The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and sponsored by Our State Magazine. Click Here to view fine-dining catering options from Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn.
“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” ~ Frédéric Chopin
History & Culinary Philosophy: Farm-To-Table • Farm-to-table refers to a culinary philosophy concerned with producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers.
Alice Waters • Alice Waters, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.
Chez Panisse • Since 1971, Chez Panisse has invited diners to partake of the immediacy and excitement of vegetables just out of the garden, fruit right off the branch, and fish straight out of the sea. In doing so, Chez Panisse has established a network of nearby suppliers who, like the restaurant, are striving for both environmental harmony and delicious flavor.
Michael Pollan • For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.
Frank Stitt • “Close your eyes, and imagine sweet, plump scallops, perfectly seared and paired with a succotash of garden-fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and lima beans. Or creamy grits against a bite of pork tenderloin sweetened with a touch of fresh peach relish.” ~ Karen Lingo, Southern Living
Joel Salatin • Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson and the high priest of the pasture” and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life.
Slow Food • Slow Food is also simply about taking the time to slow down and to enjoy life with family and friends.
“Congratulations to The Mast Farm Inn! FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE. On behalf of all of us at TripAdvisor, I’m very pleased to welcome The Mast Farm Inn to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. As you know, the Certificate of Excellence can be earned only by receiving consistently great reviews on the world’s largest travel site.” ~ Marc Charron, President, TripAdvisor for Business
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