Thursday, February 14 2020
Seatings from 5-9pm
Cuddle up with a romantic prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner.
Cuddle up with a romantic prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner.
5-Course Dinner by Chef Matthew Rivers
in conjunction with Sunset & Vine
$95 per person
Cardamom-Rubbed Crispy Pork Belly with Shiitake Mushrooms, Grilled Pear, and Ginger Soy Glaze
Paired with Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2016
Farro Risotto with Blistered Cherry Tomato, Kale, Fresh Herbs, and Taleggio Cheese
Paired with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015
Sage and Honey-Basted Pheasant Fricassee with Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Reduction
Paired with Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2014
35-Day Dry-Aged Ribeye with Beet Coulis, Chimichurri Butter, and Fried Parsnips
Paired with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Basil Goat Cheese Souffle with Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind and Carbonated Watermelon
Paired with Pinot Noir Rose 2017
Four-Course PRIX FIXE
$75 per person
$95 per person with wine pairing
(select one item from each course)
Spinach, artichoke hearts, Benton’s bacon, hollandaise
Crispy Duck Confit and Sweet Potato Beignets
Foie gras fondue, coffee ganache
Grilled Vegetable Salad
Yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, red onion, all grilled and chilled with baby romaine, shaved Manchego,
sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
Warm Winter Salad
Farro, roasted butternut squash, baby kale, gala apple, goat cheese,
cranberry citrus vinaigrette
Wasabi Pea Crusted Halibut
Baby bok choy, forbidden rice, sweet Thai chili beurre, soy-mirin
NOLA Style BBQ Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns
White cheddar grits, corn maque choux, crispy okra
Grilled 10oz Antelope Chop
Boursin mash yukon gold potatoes, green bean amandine,
wild mushroom bordelaise
Cherrywood Bacon Wrapped Pheasant
Butternut squash risotto, asparagus, pomegranate gastrique, truffle honey
Chocolate Champagne Eclairs
Champagne infused pastry cream, Pate a Choux eclairs,
dark chocolate ganache
Vanilla Bourbon Affogato
Homemade vanilla bourbon ice cream, Kahlua, espresso,
salted caramel tuile
Spend an evening under the stars by beautiful Chetola Lake with the celebrated Symphony of the Mountains orchestra from Kingsport, Tennessee. The annual outdoor concert on Chetola Resort’s sweeping lawn is the pinnacle event of Blowing Rock’s summer season. A spectacular fireworks display caps off this fantastic evening.
Picnic on the Lawn 2019 (Menu TBA)
Pre-Symphony Dinner 2019 (Menu TBA)
Dinner on the Patio 2019 (Menu TBA)
Celebration on the Arbor (Menu TBA)
*Reservations will begin starting Monday, June 8th 2020
We will be posting photos and videos actively throughout the event on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Please join us and post your own photos using #symphonybythelake, and tag @ChetolaResort and @brncchamber.
Symphony of the Mountains was formed in 1946 as the Kingsport Civic Symphony. Twenty-seven musicians attended the first rehearsal and the number grew rapidly to more than 40. The first concert was free to the public and neither the conductor nor any of the musicians were paid. Today, Symphony of the Mountains serves the entire Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region. It is a fully professional orchestra of more than 65 musicians, drawn from the Tri-Cities area as well as symphony orchestras in Knoxville, Asheville, Roanoke and beyond.
Symphony of the Mountains is conducted by Maestro Cornelia Laemmli Orth. Laemmli Orth joined the Symphony of the Mountains in 2006, the Symphony’s 60th year. Born in Switzerland, she brings a wealth of experience to Symphony of the Mountains. Cornelia holds three Master’s Degrees: one in piano from the conservatory of Winterthur, one in choral conducting from the University and Conservatory of Zurich and one in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied under Maestro Victor Yampolsky. Before coming to the United States, Mrs. Laemmli Orth taught music history, theory, choir, orchestra and voice. She has also conducted various choirs, youth and community orchestras, operas and musical productions throughout Europe. You can learn more about the Symphony of the Mountains at www.symphonybythelake.com.
7:30pm, Symphony of the Mountains
program will be announced closer to date.
5:30pm until dusk. Pork BBQ, grilled chicken and an array of sides. $14/person.
Seatings at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm. Four-course meal at $65/person (includes parking on property). Reservations required.
Seating/bar service begins at 5:30; dinner served at 6:30pm. Four-course meal at $120/person (includes all-night premium seating, Symphony ticket and parking on property). Reservations required.
Private cash bar open at 5pm; heavy hors d'oeuvres from 6-8pm. $90/person (includes parking on property and Symphony ticket). Reservations required; seating limited to 44.
Raffle tickets (only one per person, please) can be filled out at the Chetola Tent until just before intermission. A winner will be drawn at intermission. Prizes TBA.
Adults: $40 in advance, $50 at the gate; Children (3-11): $15; Children 2 and younger free
Tickets with parking pass: $105 each
Tickets without parking pass: $95 each
If you are a true audiophile - you just love the symphony music and don't want to participate in the social atmosphere - this is the section for you! A private section located just in front of the symphony tent will be fenced off with reserved seats and shared side tables. Price of ticket includes a charcuterie box (meats, cheeses, fruit and olives), two beverage tickets and bottled water. This section is the quiet section so please keep talking to a minimum. Limited to 50 seats.
Symphony tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Chetola Front Desk or you can click here to purchase online.
Audiophile tickets are available only through the Chamber: 828-295-7851
Chetola Resort, The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or online at www.blowingrock.com/symphony.
Will Call Ticket pick-up will be at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Service begins at 5:30pm
Food Lion Shopping Center (handicapped accessible)
BRAHM Parking Deck
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
The Food Lion shuttle drops off and picks back up inside Chetola's main gate; all other shuttles drop off and pick up at the rear of Tanger Outlet at the pedestrian access into Chetola
BRAHM Parking Deck
Food Lion Shopping Center
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
Limited parking available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Parking at Chetola Resort restricted to VIPs with a special permit
Pets will not be permitted on the lawn.
While enjoying a stay at Chetola Resort, take advantage of this self-guided tour of selected private gardens in Blowing Rock, with garden guides available to provide information about plants and flowers. Event check-in is at the Rotary Gazebo in Memorial Park, where participants will receive tour info and a wristband that will gain them entry into the gardens and afternoon tea. A garden boutique will also be available on the tour. All locations are within blocks of each other.
*Special accommodations discount not available for groups of 10+
“Taste! A Restaurant Showcase”, Thursday, May 2 from 6-8pm - SOLD OUT
$36 per person; (reg. $40)
7th Annual Corkscrew & Brew 5K, Saturday, May 4 at 9am
* Wine/Beer-Free: $22 per person (regularly $25+$3 processing fee online)
* Wine/Beer-Lovers: $27 per person (regularly $30+$3 processing fee online)
“Vintners' Village on Main Street”, Saturday, May 5 from 1-5pm
$45 per person (reg. $50)
“Gospel, Grits & Gravy”, Sunday, May 5 from 9-11:30am
$31 person (regularly $35)
2-night minimum required in Lodge and Inn on weekends; 2-night minimum always required in condos
Lakeside Tent at Chetola, 6pm-8pm
TASTE! is a culinary compilation showcasing more than 20 Blowing Rock and High Country restaurants. Held under the Lakeside Tent at Chetola Resort, restaurants will serve small plate portions of some of their signature dishes. Craft beers, wines, and other beverages will be available for tasting. Cash Bar. Add live music by Strictly Clean & Decent to the mix and it’s a perfect evening!
Race begins at 9am
Pre-registration Friday, May 3, 4-7pm in Chetola Boardroom
Featuring craft beer from Boone-based Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Timberlake’s wine bottled exclusively for Bob
Timberlake by Childress Vineyards. Contact Gary Woolard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.295.5533 or click HERE for more info.
**Early packet pick-up available on Friday, May 3 from 4-7pm in the Chetola Boardroom
Main Street, Downtown Blowing Rock, 1-5pm
Vintners' Village (formerly known as the Grand Tasting) has been enhanced. A stretch of Main Street will be closed off for festival-goers and hoppingwith a focus on high-end wine tastings paired with local fare, and a stage with live music acts. Shops and restaurants will be open for shopping and specials.
Lakeside Tent at Chetola, 9am-11:30am
An innovative Southern breakfast by Chetola Executive Chef Matthew Rivers, with live music by Glenn Bolick & Family and New Covenant served alongside, biscuits, grits, various artisanal meats, and creative flights of gravy! One of SAVOR’s most popular events!
All other wine festival events can be viewed at the website www.savorblowingrock.com. Other wine festival events include Seminars, Cooking Classes, Wine Tastings, Dinners, and more. Tickets to these events can purchased on the above website or by calling the Chamber at 828-295-7851.
Gather by the lakeside bonfire for a pre-Polar Plunge celebration with cash bar, live music, s'mores, complimentary hot chocolate and the tale of the "Lost Plunger" by storyteller ReVonda Crow.
The Polar Plunge is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10am. Registration and check-in begins at 9am in the Chetola Recreation Center. Click here to pre-register.
(Early packet pick-up on Friday, May 3 from 4-7pm in the Chetola Boardroom, 2nd floor)
The Corkscrew & Brew 5K, in conjunction with SAVOR Blowing Rock: A Celebration of Food & Drink, combines running with wine and beer. For this 7th annual event, we have partnered with local brewery AMB to include their popular brews in the festivities and make our race better than ever. Choose the wine or beer station (not both) or opt out of the early morning imbibing altogether and just enjoy the scenery.
8-8:45am Walk-up registration and packet pick-up
9am 5K Run/Walk begins
**Early packet pick-up available on Friday, May 3 from 4-7pm in the Boardroom (2nd floor)
Wine/Beer-Free 5K: $25 in advance, $35 morning of the race
Wine/Beer-Lovers 5K (includes 4 wine or beer stations along the route): $30 in advance, $40 morning of the race
Must be 21 to enter this division; wrist bands will be given out and are required to be worn during race
Proceeds benefit Aiden Amason.
Aiden was diagnosed on December 23, 2015, at the age of 6, with Desmoplastic Small Round Blue Cell Tumors-stage 4. Aiden, who attends Hardin Park School in Boone, NC, is now 9 years old and has completed numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, along with several surgeries and radio-immunotherapy. Aiden has and is being treated at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC and has been treated at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City. His family is so thankful for all of the wonderful doctors and nurses! They are still on their journey, but thankful for everyone that is walking this journey with them. Aiden is currently receiving additional chemo for the next 9 months. His family knows awesome things are in store for Aiden! ♥️ #weareaidensarmy
Free to the first 200 runners who register and while supplies last for late registrants
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605
An accurately measured, winding and scenic run through Chetola Resort
Click here to view the course map
Awards given to Overall Male and Female, Master Male and Female, and the Top 3 in the following age groups:
Wine Free: under 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Wine Lovers: 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Door prizes include wine, wine-related items, t-shirts, running accessories, massages from the Spa at Chetola Resort, tickets to Blowing Rock Chamber events and more.
No roller blades or dogs
828.295.5535 or email@example.com
All runners, for both the Wine/Beer-Free and the Wine/Beer-Lovers divisions, must sign a waiver.
Click here to print waivers. Please sign and bring with you to registration and packet pick-up. Waivers will also be available at the registration tables.
Not a runner? We welcome walkers as well! Or be a spectator and cheer on the participants while enjoying the to-go breakfast bar and the Bloody Mary / Mimosa bar set up on Timberlake's patio from 8:30am-10:30am.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
High Country Box Drop
High Gravity Adventures
Sky Valley Zip Tours
Stick Boy Bread Company
Valid Sunday through Thursday only
Your Day Includes:
Your "Stress-Free" Spa Package Includes:
Upgrade and couple treatments available at extra charge