.The Laurel Garden Club Kitchen Tour will kick-off festivities with its Over the Moon Party—the hottest hoedown in town! This celestial celebration is set for Thursday evening, August 17 from 6:00-8:30 at The Friday/Schenck Barn on the Satulah Mountain area of Highlands. Directions will be posted later. Silly Ridge Roundup, with its eclectic blend of American, Folk, and Bluegrass music, will keep us entertained and dancing. New this year is a fabulous Silent Auction that will feature a limited number of very special items including paintings commissioned exclusively for this event, dinners hosted in private homes, and one-of-a kind-opportunities. What to wear? Think chambray, denim, flat shoes or boots. Think casual and fun! Add exceptional hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, a specialty cocktail, and YOU for an over the moon, merry evening! Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased below.
The Kitchen Tour will be on Saturday, August 19. You will be inspired by the tour's exciting kitchens, from cozy and comfortable to elegant and understated. While touring the kitchens, you will meet a seventh generation West Virginian salt purveyor, a seventh generation Georgian and gentleman cookbook author, a renowned and engaging landscape architect who digs our plateau, as well as other exemplary designers and chefs. The Laurel Kitchen Shop returns to the Performing Arts Center with new items and features this year, including handcrafted floral bouquets. Enjoy a sip of champagne with The Saucy Sisters, shop the selection of gently loved home goods, and don't miss the homemade casseroles, appetizers, soups and desserts, all from specially selected, delightful recipes.
The tour begins at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center at 507 Chestnut Street in Highlands, North Carolina. You can purchase tickets below or at The Dry Sink on Main Street in Highlands. Available tour times are listed below:
Laurel Garden Club gratefully acknowledges everyone who is working to make our Kitchen Tour 2017 a success! First a thank you to our homeowners who have so graciously opened their homes to us—you are kind and patient! Next to our sponsors who generously support us Tika and Hektor Arnette, Norman Davenport Askins, PC, Architect, Country Club Properties, Calvin and Baylee Eustis, Inman Park Marble and Granite, Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck, The Dry Sink, Wind River Construction, and Atlanta Social Season, our Media Sponsor. Our special tour guests who are the icing on the cake-- cookbook authors Sheri Castle and Johnathon Barrett, Norman Askins, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, Mary Palmer Dargan, and the bubbly Saucy Sisters. Oh yes, and thanks to our members and their families who are working tirelessly and with great enthusiasm. We are especially grateful to Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck for generously donating the best little barn in these mountains!