The Best of Times at Olde Mill Resort

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What an amazing season it has been in 2012.  We have had so many great events and so many great guests.  Way too many to list them all!  Looking at this week alone, we are having a grand ol’ time.  The resort has been bustling with golfers, swimmers, tennis players, hikers, nature lovers, and diners (my favorite ones).  The early autumn weather in the middle of August is partly to blame.  We have been truly blessed by perfect weather this month.  And from the projected forcast, there is going to be more of the same sublime weather on the horizon.

Tonight we have our Wine Wednesday pairing specials.  This is one of the best menus of the year.  JC and I have been playing with different combinations of spices and flavors to come up with some mouth watering dishes.  I am really happy with the blue corn cake with ancho pepper braised turkey.  There are so many incredible flavors going on at once, and then you drag your fork through the carmelized onion jam and…….. wow!   Flavortown, as JC and I call it.  I think you will enjoy all the great dishes tonight, some simple, some complex.  Take a mid-week break with us and enjoy the fun of Wine Wednesday at Maples Restaurant.

Friday is almost here and that means Seafood Feast.  I don’t mean to boast, but there is no better buffet anywhere for great seafood, steak, salads, and desserts.  We will have grouper, halibut, salmon, shrimp, crab, prime rib, chicken, veggies, and so much more.  This is also an event that will be ending soon, believe it or not.  The season is winding down and that means only three more chances to enjoy our Seafood Feast in 2012.  Don’t hesitate or you will miss the boat, the shrimp boat that is.

Our toast to autumn will be the 2nd annual Harvestfest at Olde Mill.  We will have it on Saturday September 22nd.  Last year was a great time and this year will eclipse our already lofty expectations.  We already have four local wineries, beekeepers, farmers, and other craftsman committed to spending the day sharing there creations with our guests.  In addition to that, we have several musicians, storytellers, entertainers, and lots of games and competitions for kids and adults alike.  I think the horseshoe tournament alone should bring out many of our local ringers.  My staff and I will be preparing food like polish sausages and candy apples.  Make your plans to bring in the fall with us this season here at Olde Mill!

Wine Wednesday August 8th 2012

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A great selection of wines and chef creations are waiting for you at Olde Mill on Wednesday nights.  This week has a lot of bold flavors and unique combinations that will make you glad you are here in the gorgeous Blue Ridge MountainsChef Ed..  We hope to see you then.

 Chef Ed

White choice:

Watermelon Soup

Feta, mint and lime

Paired with “Wolf”, gewurztraminer, 2010, Germany


Tempura Ocean Catfish

Seaweed salad, soy and wasabi

Paired with “Tilia”, torrontes, 2011, Argentina


Roast Pork

Local peaches, lentils and cilantro

Paired with “Chateau Morrisette”, angel chardonnay, VA


Red Choice:

Beef Bruschetta

Local tomatoes, herbs and olives

Paired with “Tilia”, bonarda, 2009, Argentina


Pan Seared Salmon

Roasted beet risotto and a port reduction

Paired with “Gouguenheim”, merlot, 2009, Argentina


Artisan Cheeses

Aged pecorino, barely buzzed and smoked blue

Paired with “Malamado”, malbec, 2008, Argentina