Plan Your Holiday Event at Rowland’s Restaurant

Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa

The holidays are just around the corner and event planning is in full swing. Celebrating with the people in our lives is a trademark of the season and Rowland’s at Westglow is the perfect event space to make the holidays unique.

With a variety of dining areas and versatile chefs, Rowland’s can expertly cater to the needs of every group and every event. A spirited evening in our Blue Ridge Parlor would make for an unforgettable business holiday party. Our intimate Sun Porch is a cozy and inviting room for friends and family to gather for a holiday luncheon or dinner, while our Library and Dining Room add a timeless elegance to all holiday events.

Contact Rowland’s Restaurant directly at rowlands@westglow.com to begin planning your holiday event. Click here to view our indulgent dinner menu, which can be personalized to fit all types of events. We look forward to helping you plan a remarkable Westglow holiday event.

Autumn at Rowland’s Restaurant

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Seasonal transition is always an exciting time at Rowland’s Restaurant. Aside from unveiling the wonderful new fall and winter menu, our restaurant has a multitude of new and upcoming announcements.

OpenTable has just unveiled their “Loved For” awards for the month of September, and once again Rowland’s has earned high recognition for “Notable Wine List,” “Scenic View,” “Special Occasion,” and “Most Booked.” We continue to be honored by our customers’ acknowledgment and thrive under the high expectations our clientele has helped us achieve. The additions to Rowland’s already impressive wine list and indulgent options in the new menu are guaranteed to continue earning the restaurant high awards and have led to other new and exciting options as well.

Klinker Brick Winery is featured on our wine list and Rowland’s at Westglow has chosen to feature the esteemed wines at an upcoming dinner. On October 21st, the restaurant will have a five course dinner with Klinker Brick wine pairings. Our Executive Chef Tony Bates has worked alongside Sommelier Gary Brown to create a menu that matches the intricate notes and flavors of the wine. The dinner is sure to be the perfect complement to the autumn season.
We hope to see you at our Klinker Brick wine dinner or dining at Rowland’s Restaurant soon. Click here to view more information on the wine dinner and here for our new indulgent fall menu. Visit OpenTable or call our restaurant directly at 828-295-5141 to make your reservations.

Westglow’s Fall Newsletter

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Westglow’s new fall newsletter was released last week and it is full of exciting new and upcoming information about the property. The release of a newsletter is always an affair at Westglow, because it highlights the most memorable aspects of every season at the resort.

Rowland’s Restaurant new menu has officially been announced and we’ve featured it in the newsletter and on our website. Along with the menu’s exciting new additions, we took the opportunity to highlight Rowland’s new Executive Chef Tony Bates. The newsletter includes Chef Bates’ career biography and the entire staff is thrilled to have him as a part of the Westglow family.

Our Life Enrichment Center is proud to introduce Max Boutelle as Westglow’s newest Wellness Director. Max has been with Westglow for several years teaching fitness classes and offering her services as a personal trainer. The newsletter features her personal fitness tips for the season, as well as some healthy eating suggestions for the fall and winter months.

As the days grow cooler we all feel the urge to stay cozy inside and indulge in the warmth of fireplaces, food, and friends. In the spirit of that seasonal transition, we announced our November and December midweek specials in the newsletter, which cater to those who enjoy cool weather retreats. Click here for more information on those fantastic discounts!

Click here to check out the enitre newsletter. It’s full of little extras that trademark Westglow’s unique atmosphere, such as new additions to our wine list, featured retail items, and a Rowland’s recipe you can try at home.

Westglow Prepares to Unveil a New Menu

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Our new fall menu premieres next week and it includes some exciting new additions. Menus for cooler months are always a little more rich and indulgent than their spring or summer counterparts and Rowland’s dishes are no exception. Before we release any new menu to our valued guests, Westglow’s owners, Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer, and General Manager, Steven Price, sit down and taste each dish to ensure every bite meets the Westglow standard customers have come to expect. Working with new Executive Chef, Tony Bates, and Restaurant Manager, Gary Brown, Westglow has created a menu that is sure to please.

For appetizers, the addition of a Char Sui Pork Belly is sure to become a quick favorite. Adding Asian slaw to the dish adds a unique twist to a regional flavor. Westglow’s owner Bonnie Schaefer commented, “Excellent! The flavor was great and the presentation divine.” Surely, it’s the perfect beginning to a meal in a warm and luxurious environment like Rowland’s Restaurant.

Our rich variation on traditional Surf & Turf quickly became a shining star of the preliminary tastings that determined our final menu. Incorporating lobster timbale, prime NY strip, and truffle whipped potatoes the entrée earned high marks. Jamie Schaefer, Westglow’s co-owner, said “The presentation is exquisite! The strip has incredible flavor, the lobster is delicious with the sauce American!”

Dessert, arguably a favorite part of every meal has several popular additions this season. The White Chocolate Decadence, with cherry chocolate ice cream and pistachio tuille, is one option of many that are sure to be popular. Steven Price found the dessert particularly satisfying saying, “Outstanding. The dessert is so decadent, it’s perfection.”

The final menu will be announced next week and will be put on our website for viewing. We encourage you to make reservations today through OpenTable or our restaurant line directly at 828-295-5141. Our staff is looking forward to offering this indulgent and inviting menu.

Westglow Showing Hints of Fall

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With only two official days left in the summer season, Westglow is gearing up for fall. The autumn season is an exciting time of year here; the vibrant leaves, crisp air, and glowing sun add a little extra beauty to our mountain vistas.

The upcoming days will be spent happily transforming our property from a summer retreat to a fall haven. Our landscaping staff will adorn our flower beds with colorful mums, accent our doorways with pumpkins, and you might even see a hay bale or two. Gary Brown, our Restaurant Manager, is working diligently with our chefs to create a new fall menu that compliments the property’s rich autumn atmosphere. Plus, there may be a few new, rich additions to our coveted wine list. In all, there are exciting seasonal changes to come at Westglow and we hope to see you here, enjoying everything fall has to offer, very soon.

Enjoy Rejuvenating Midweek September Specials at Westglow Resort & Spa

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Beginning August 31st, Westglow will be offering exciting midweek spa and accommodation specials that are guaranteed to rejuvenate guests after an exciting, and oftentimes draining, summer. We invite you to take time out of your work week or the hustle and bustle of children’s school schedules to fit in much needed relaxation.

Monday through Thursday enjoy 25 dollars off all Spa Day Packages. We offer Sampler, Deluxe, and Day Glow Packages with one, two, and three spa services respectively. Every Spa Day Package includes full use of our Life Enrichment Center and a four-course spa lunch. A modern and updated weight and cardio fitness center, group exercise classes, pool with two hot tubs, two dry saunas, and a steam room are just a few of the amenities offered. Enjoy the added bonus of our full service luxury salon. There is no better way to end a world-class spa day than with a fresh blow dry or manicure.

Sunday through Thursday we are offering a complimentary Bed & Breakfast night when you book a two-night Resort Package stay. September sits on the cusp of fall foliage in the High Country and we are happy to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy an extra night of crisp fall, Westglow air. Both Bed and Breakfast and Resort Packages include full access to our Life Enrichment Center, while Resort Packages also include all meals and a one-hour spa service for each night booked.

Please call our Guest Services department to book your overnight stay or Spa Day Package at 828.295.4463 or 1.800.562.0807.

Click here to view our variety of spa services and here to see all of our overnight accommodations.

Sommelier Earns Rowland’s Restaurant a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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Gary Brown, Sommelier and Restaurant Manager at Westglow Resort and Spa, recently earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence on behalf of Rowland’s Restaurant. Wine Spectator Awards go to restaurants whose wine lists are varied while remaining appropriate to the restaurant’s specific cuisine. Furthermore, the Awards are only given to restaurants whose wine lists appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

As a certified sommelier, Brown has always strived to meet the strict standards of Wine Spectator. “When I came to Westglow, my first goal was to see Rowland’s earn the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, not for another accolade on the wall, but because the Award of Excellence is an international standard that is easily recognized,” said Brown.

Brown’s standards have established strong relationships with Relais & Chateaux sponsored wines including selections from Dom Perignon, Pommery, Numanthia, and Il Borro, to name just a few. In keeping with Relais & Chateaux’s strong commitment to a sense of place, Rowland’s also offers wines from Jones Von Drehle Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley. Brown noted, “It is very important to me to have selections on the list that can be enjoyed by all. From first time wine drinkers to the aficionado, I have handpicked all the wines on the list with a specific guest in mind.”

All staff members at Westglow and Rowland’s Restaurant are humbled by the recognition and will continue to support Brown in maintaining a wine program that is inspiring, intriguing, and, most importantly, inviting.

Westglow Ranked 6th in World by Travel + Leisure

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We are proud and honored to announce that Westglow Resort and Spa has been named the 6th top Destination Spa in the world by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Westglow has been recognized by this esteemed company for many years, having first been noted in 2005.

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are comprehensive rankings of travel characteristics relevant to consumers planning trips, retreats, and vacations. Ranging from Best City to Best Airline, Travel + Leisure ensures that all aspects of adventure and luxury are recognized. Readers of the publication determine the winners by filling out detailed questionnaires and giving personalized feedback in an additional comments section. To ensure fairness and validity, Travel + Leisure uses an extensive screening process that eliminates responses written by travel industry professionals or similar biased personnel.

Assistant Spa Manager Shannon Gunning attributes the recognition to the caliber of Westglow’s staff, “I’m so honored to be listed among the world’s best destination spas again this year, and to be part of such an amazing team who made the award possible.” We are thrilled to receive an award that comes from traveler’s feedback and hope to keep meeting the high standards of Travel + Leisure subscribers for years to come.

Join Us for an Upcoming Event with Skincare Company, Dr. Hauschka.

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Westglow Resort and Spa has had a long-standing relationship with world-renowned skincare company, Dr. Hauschka, for many years; and our estheticians often utilize Dr. Hauschka products when treating guests to our signature facial appointments. This German-based company specializes in organic skincare products composed of natural ingredients harvested through sustainable farm practices.

From 12:00-3:00 PM on Friday, June 26th, Westglow Resort & Spa will host a Dr. Hauschka representative who will provide free skin consultations to all guests interested in their products. During this event, all Dr. Hauschka products will be discounted 20% and for every $100.00 spent, guests will receive a complimentary full-sized Dr. Hauschka product. Guests will also receive a free sample of Dr. Hauschka’s newest product, Night Serum, which combines the benefits of apple blossom with the toning effects of witch hazel.

We hope to see everyone at Friday’s event. Please contact our Spa at Westglow with any questions at 828-295-5100.

New Summer Menu at Rowland’s Restaurant

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Warmer months mean the introduction of a new menu at Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa. This year the spring menu introduction is more unique and exciting than ever, because Westglow has proudly welcomed new Executive Chef Micheal Armes.

The kitchen at Westglow has always maintained a passionate commitment to the traditions of Appalachian cuisine while using an array of local ingredients. Chef Armes has brought an inspired twist to that commitment, which is sure to please both our treasured regulars and welcome new guests.

“As a chef, I am committed to providing guests at Rowland’s the best that our region has to offer through both innovation and tradition, while participating in the sustainable practices that are currently redefining America’s culinary landscape,” said Armes. Several of the dishes on our new menu reflect his unique philosophy.

Bonnie’s Heirloom Tomato Salad has been a crowd pleaser at Rowland’s for many seasons, to the point of becoming a staple item. Chef Armes and all of our restaurant staff see the dish as a perfect representation of what Appalachian cuisine has to offer customers. The heirloom tomatoes are lovingly handpicked by our owner Bonnie Schaefer from our local Farmer’s Market, in an effort to bring only the best produce from the farm to the Rowland’s table.

One of our favorite entrees on the new menu, the Half Rack Spring Lamb, is an excellent example of the region’s heritage cuisine and new innovation. The lamb comes from a local farm, while the combination of Sea Island Red Peas, Ramps, Bacon, Mint, and Jus adds a creative spin to an otherwise traditional dish.

We have eagerly awaited the release of our new menu, and hope that our customers will feel the passion, creativity, and dedication that went into the creation of Rowland’s summer atmosphere.

Click here to view the menu.

Call to make your reservations today 828-295-5152 or visit our page on OpenTable.