Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Movable Feast

Last night we went to a dinner at Biltmore Estates.  The evening was called A Movable Feast.


The tables were set up outside on a knoll with stunning views of back of the Biltmore House on one side and the French Broad River valley and Pisgah mountain range on the other.




We were served a classic seven course Italian dinner honoring Biltmore's own wine harvest.

One fun part of the evening were the beautiful horses grazing in the pasture next to the table.

The sun set, the candles were lit and the evening was wonderful.  In the picture below you can see the Biltmore house through my wine glass.

To get a feel of the evening, watch the video below.  Soft guitar music, a gorgeous setting and wonderful food.  Who could ask for more?

video

Welcome Home,
Penny

31 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, you have the best outings there to attend. What a wonderful time and the menu looks so good. We had a thirteen course Italian meal in Italy at my son and dil's reception over there. They do love to eat and drink wine. Alllllll day long.

Pondside said...

What a memorable evening - thanks for the glimpse.

Richard Cottrell said...

You are so lucky. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Lesley said...

I spent every summer of my childhood and teenage years at our family home in the mountains over near Sylva. I got a little 'twinge' in my heart looking at these photos. Wish my kids had had some of the same experiences. But alas, things change and some of those more simple things fade... Thanks for sharing these images. They took me back to a really nice time in my life.:)

Haden News said...

What a fantastic evening!!! So jealous :-)

W. Latane Barton said...

A perfect evening. And, that menu... to die for.

Kelly said...

I've been to the Biltomore once, many years ago ,and thought how gorgeous the grounds surrounding it were. I never knew just how massive that property is! I'm sure your evening was just magical. Looks like you were treated like royalty.

Blondie's Journal said...

Penny...you've really got some lovely shots here! Everything looks festive and beautiful! I know you had a wonderful time!!

XO,
Jane

BailiwickStudio said...

What a gorgeous location for a feast! And the meny sounds delicious. ::Jill

Canadian Chickadee said...

What fun! It sounds like a glorious evening. So glad you enjoyed it.
Take care & God bless

Rhondi said...

What a magical looking evening! It must have been fun!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary said...

............if they do it again next year we would love to join you! Looks like a fabulous evening Penny and your pics are beautiful.

Love, Mary

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

As someone else commented, it looks like a magical evening Penny. How fun to live near enough to the Biltmore House to enjoy these events. The menu looked fabulous.
Sam

Vee said...

By now you know that if you enlarge the picture, you'll not only get thrown off the blog, but you'll get only a row of thumbprints. Another new one from Blogger about which we are all thrilled. NOT. I do not understand their point at all.

That aside, it does look like the most magical of evenings...

Bonnie said...

Love the setting. It's so beautiful. Wish I had been therer.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

How wonderful Penny!! I love the Biltmore Estate so much and I can't imagine having it in my "backyard". The menu looked incredible, I'm so glad you had a lovely evening with such a spectacular view!

Hugs, Sherry

Jackie said...

Oh my, Penny...what a romantic evening!

Sherri said...

Oh Penny what a lovely evening you had!! You always do the most awesome things!! Just beautiful!

Miss Jean said...

Is this heaven? No, it's North Carolina!!!

Michele Smith said...

That looks like such an amazing evening. Beautiful music and the menu sounds incredible. My family is italian and we love to eat ;)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Penny, when I posted earlier, I forgot to mention that I made some of your pesto and froze it. I didn't add the cheese though. Decided I'd do that every time I used the pesto, as cheese sometimes get rubbery when frozen. Was glad I'd left it out, because I decided to use some of it with a little lemon juice on a piece of fish. It was fabulous! In fact, it's making my mouth water just thinking about it. Thanks for a great recipe.
Have a great week!

bj said...

Oh, my...how beautiful. The countryside is just breathtaking..and the horses..
I was looking at the wonderful menu; I would have been full by the 3rd course. :))

Just to say that it seems we can no longer click on photos to enlarge..keep getting thumbnails. I am wondering if it has something to do with pinning. Not sure what's going on.
I'll email you what I get when I click on one of your photos.

bj said...

Ok, what you get is thumbnails along with the pic clicked on, but no larger than the one you have.
confusing....

see you there! said...

What a great venue. I enjoyed reading the menu and would have loved to try that peach dessert.

Darla

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmmm, it sounds divine! A relaxed evening outside in the autumn being served amazing food while listening to that beautiful music...I would probably still be sitting in that field with a smile:>)

Babs said...

What a wonderful way to spend an evening. Love the Biltmore. We went there for the Candlelight Christmas several years ago. I'd love to go back. Thanks for sharing your photos. I'll bet the food was delicious.

Jeanne said...

Wow, Penny, Where were we? Big smile! Awesome photos and event. I love the wind glass photo of the Biltmore.

I bet you are busy working on the vendor night huh?
Hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

OOP...wine glass.
Me again

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Just gorgeous, Penny! I have seen the Movable Feasts on different blogs and they are always so scenic and serene. The menu looks exquisite. What a special evening!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know that was a wonderful experience! Everything is so beautiful on the Biltmore Estate! ♥

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

What a gorgeous setting! I have never been there but it looks lovely!
-Shelley