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Step Into Mystery

Do you like murder mysteries or wine, or both? Narmada Winery in beautiful Amissville, VA is planning a super fun evening where an interactive game of Clues will be played. One of the members of the group has been murdered and therefore it is up to the other guest to figure out who committed the … Read More

Plate of beef and veggies

Glen Gordon Manor at the Castleton Festival

Chef Dayn Smith and Nancy Moon Smith moved to Virginia in 2006, and have been close friends with Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel ever since. As patrons of the arts and lovers of classical music and opera, they provided accommodations for singers and musicians during the first two years of the Castleton Festival. Over the past … Read More

Table with plates of food and wine glasses

Vintner’s Dinner with Barboursville Winery

Preparations for our Winemaker’s Dinner on Friday, June 13, 2014 are in full swing. Chef Dayn Smith has crafted a brilliant menu which pairs perfectly with the award-winning wines of Barboursville Vineyards. Luca Paschina, the charismatic mastermind behind some of the best-known varietals that Virginia produces, will be presenting the pairings with each course. The poolside reception commences at … Read More

Cooking classes with Chef Dayn

Think and Cook Like a Chef

June 8, 2014 Simple techniques for impressive results. Make your everyday meal five-star. Schedule • 1:00 pm Early Check-In • 2:00 to 5:00 pm In the Kitchen Hands on and/or demo. Students may enjoy a simple demonstration, with an explanation of the techniques used, or experience a full hands-on lesson, complete with a glass( or … Read More