Annual Fundraising Dinner at Historic Fernihurst Mansion
April 2 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM$75 – $100
The Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) invites you to an evening of fine dining with all proceeds benefiting historic preservation in our area.
The evening begins at 5:30pm with a reception in first floor library of the beautiful and historic Fernihurst Mansion and includes sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Dinner service will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Prepared by the nationally-recognized and award-winning culinary department at AB-Tech, the all-inclusive, five-course gourmet dinner has become an Asheville-area tradition.
Wilted Baby Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Beef Wellington with Sauce Béarnaise
There will be one glass of wine included with dinner.
$75 members/$100 nonmembers of WNCHA; Register below with a credit card, or call us at 828-253-9231 to reserve and pay with cash or check.
Each table seats four. To be seated together, please register your entire party at the same time or email [email protected]
About Historic Fernihurst Mansion:
Fernihurst Mansion was constructed c1875 for Colonel John Kerr Connally atop Vernon Hill, the highest point in what was once the little town of Victoria. The giant 25-room Italianate-style home was built from bricks handmade from clay mined on the property. Over the next half century, the owners nearly doubled the size of the mansion until it became a “50 room monstrosity,” as one writer remarked. In 1933, the monstrosity was acquired by John P. Curran, who removed 38 rooms and reverted the house back to its original structure. AB-Tech purchased the property in the 1970s and the mansion is now home to AB-Tech’s culinary institute.