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Annual Fundraising Dinner at Historic Fernihurst Mansion
March 31 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Western North Carolina Historical Association invites you to an evening of fine dining with proceeds benefiting historic preservation. Prepared by the nationally-recognized and award-winning culinary department at A-B Tech, the all-inclusive, five-course gourmet dinner has become an Asheville-area tradition. Dinner service will begin promptly at 5:00pm.
The menu for the evening includes:
Wild Mushroom Crepes
Frisee Salad with Julienne of Bacon and Poached Egg
Glazed Strawberry Tart
A glass of wine is included with dinner. Due to college protocols, no other alcohol is allowed. Also, because this is a pre-set menu and is student driven, we are unfortunately unable to make menu substitutions based on preference or dietary needs.
COVID-Protocols: Students will be masked and gloved during service. All guests are required to wear masks when entering and walking through the dining areas. Seating is limited to six tables which seat four guests per table. Tables are distanced in each room to make every effort to ensure guest and student safety.
Tickets: $100 members/$135 nonmembers of WNCHA; Register below with a credit card, or call us at 828-253-9231 to reserve and pay with cash or check.
Seating: Each table seats four. To be seated together, please register your entire party at the same time or email [email protected] with your seating preferences.
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.