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Mother’s Day Tea

Posted on 05/02/2014 by Jean Sexton

The preparing and serving of tea is an ancient ritual, with different cultures creating different customs over the centuries, from elaborate ceremonies to a simple mug of the refreshing beverage....

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Tea-Time, Vanderbilt Style

Posted on 01/10/2014 by Holly Clark

Hot or iced? Cream or lemon? Black, green, herbal, white, spiced? Sugar, honey, or unsweetened? There are as many ways to enjoy tea as there are people who enjoy it! The Vanderbilt family was no...

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Updating the Vanderbilts’ 1904 Thanksgiving menu

Posted on 11/18/2013 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

Thanksgiving is a food-focused holiday; a tradition as true today as it was in 1904 when George and Edith Vanderbilt celebrated the day with a multi-course dinner. In the Biltmore Archives, a...

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Bubbles and Truffles for Valentine's Day

Posted on 02/11/2013 by Marissa Jamison

The Black Swan. Romeo and Juliet. Giselle. Some of the greatest love stories told through dance include iconic pairings of dancers, or “pas de deux,” a French ballet term meaning “...

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A sweetie for sweeties

Posted on 02/09/2013 by Leeann Donnelly

Alicia Barger, the Inn’s pastry chef, had our mouths watering as she whipped up this guest favorite: Chocolate Cheesecake starring OREO® cookies! We talked her into sharing her recipe...

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