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 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.

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.

Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa Named a Diner’s Choice Restaurant for the Month of April

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Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa is proud to have recieved a monthly Diner’s Choice award from voters on OpenTable. We are honored to continue to recieve recognition from our customers in addition to the awards we are given on a yearly basis.

Our staff at Rowland’s Restaurant pride themselves on providing elegent and memorable service paired with cuisine inspired by Appalachian culture. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the customers that continue to recognize us as a restaurant that values providing guests with a unique experience.

Reserve your table now! Our summer menu is upcoming and we are proud to introduce our new Executive Chef Micheal Armes. Chef Armes and the entire staff look forward to continuing to serve OpenTable customers and all guests that share our passion for dining and cuisine.

Upcoming Rowland’s Restaurant Wine Dinners

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This month, Rowland’s Restaurant is happy to invite the public to several upcoming wine events. We are proud to feature wine from Jones von Drehle and Fiddlehead Cellars vineyards in two separate dinners. Our chefs at Rowland’s have created two unique menus for the occasions and each dinner has been built to match the notes and flavors of the individual wines.

Westglow’s Restaurant Manager Gary Brown commented on the upcoming events, saying “For me the most exciting aspect of dinners like these is the shared passion for food and wine. It is always a beautiful thing to see what we do as restaurant through the eyes of our guests. Intimate settings like these allow for a free flow of thoughts, experiences, and perspectives.”

Each dinner will begin with an intimate meet and greet or a short wine tasting, which adds to the intimate setting of Rowland’s Restaurant and makes each dinner a unique experience.

Brown went on to discuss the important relationship between our menus and the wine we serve, “I think the guests can see when there is no relationship between the restaurant and the wine. It shows up, good or bad, in the menu…focusing not on the food and wine as separate entities, but on the perfection of their marriage is a key factor.”

The Drehle and Fiddlehead dinners will take place the 16th and 30th respectively. Click here for details.

 

Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort & Spa Named a Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurant in America, Wins 2015 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award

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Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort & Spa in Blowing Rock, NC is pleased to announce that we’ve won a 2015 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurant. Determined by more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year, the Most Romantic Restaurant honorees each bested more than 20,000 restaurants. Other North Carolina winners with whom we are proud to share the honor include Restaurant G at the Gideon Ridge Inn in Blowing Rock, N.C., Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, N.C., The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., The Fig Tree Restaurant in Charotte, N.C., McNinch House in Charlotte, N.C. and Second Empire Tavern and Restaurant in Raleigh, N.C.

“Rowland’s is truly honored to be included in this distinguished list of fine restaurants”, said Steven Carter Price, General Manager of Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant.  “We strive to provide our guests with a truly memorable fine dining experience.  Outstanding cuisine coupled with an elegant, comfortable setting creates the perfect romantic atmosphere in our restaurant.”  Owners Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer added, “That two restaurants in our small community, Rowland’s and Restaurant G, were worthy to be included in Open Table’s list of Top Romantic Restaurants speaks to the quality of the cuisine in the High Country.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this accolade with our dear friends.” Thanks to all the diners who have helped Rowland’s Restaurant earn this accolade in the U.S. and in North Carolina. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting! Reserve your table here.