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Creating Christmas at Biltmore takes a village

Posted on 11/28/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

During the holiday season, gingerbread is usually the most popular building material for houses and villages. Topped with gumdrop roofs and powdered sugar snow, such charming creations are too...

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Bringing the outdoors in at Christmas

Posted on 11/21/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

From dozens of decorated trees to miles of garland (yes, miles!), Christmas at Biltmore is a season characterized by twinkling lights, beautiful ornaments, and breathtaking floral arrangements...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Mince Pie

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(6)

We asked Biltmore Chef Spencer Hilgeman to create recipes inspired from the archival 1904 menu book for a modern Thanksgiving celebration. This final video on our three-part series details a mince...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Roast Turkey

Posted on 11/16/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

We asked Biltmore Chef Spencer Hilgeman to create recipes inspired from the archival 1904 menu book for a modern Thanksgiving celebration. This second video on our three-part series details a...

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1904 Menu Recreation: Oysters on the 1/2 Shell

Posted on 11/15/2016 by Sharon Bell Comments(1)

In Biltmore's Archives, a cherished diary detailing menus for luncheons and dinners served between Sepember 27 and December 31, 1904 is safely stored. Kept by estate cook Ester Anderson,...

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