Dinner Event at Chateau Morrisette

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Join the Blue Ridge Pens and guests on May 11 at Chateau Morrisette Winery on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. The America’s longest national park in early May will be at its springtime peak as you join these authors for dinner and the spoken word.

Tickets remain, but act soon. It promises to be a memorable evening. Many of the authors will have books available for signing before and after the meal (and at least one of us will also have Photo Note Cards as well!) Here’s the menu:

First Course: Fresh Mixed Green Salad, baby tomatoes and cucumbers with your choice of dressing. Served with warm artisan bread and herbed butter.

Second Course: Chicken “Cordon Blue” Plump Chicken Breast marinated in an herbal melange, and generously stuffed with Virginia Ham and Gruyere cheese. Lightly breaded and then sauteed golden brown, Chef finishes the dish with a flavorful chicken thyme jus. Served over Wild Rice Pilaf with smoky grilled asparagus spears.

Third Course: Finish the evening with Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie, served warm with creamy Vanilla ice cream on top!

Please call 540.593.2865 for further details or reservations.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. I wish I could go – it sounds fabulous, and the thought of an evening full of tales is so very alluring. Are you speaking, Fred, and will Sharyn be there?