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January 6, 2015 / / Events & Fundraisers

Spice Up Your Love Life With a Taste of the Caribbean

Now that the hectic holiday season is over, and end-of-the year vacations have come to an end, we’re beginning to feel the bite of Old Man Winter as we enter the coldest month of the year. At this point, I know most of us would love to lounge on a beach, fruity drink in hand, on a tropical island somewhere rather than face another snow or ice storm.

Well, we might not be able to take you to the Caribbean, but we can take your taste buds there! Join us at The Historic McFarland House Friday, January 16, for the next event in our monthly Date Night series: a Caribbean feast chock-full of island flavors that are sure to spice up your love life even during the chilliest days of winter. Executive Chef Brad Spates will be whipping up six zesty, Caribbean-inspired courses for you and your beloved to savor all evening long. We don’t want to spoil the fun, so you’ll have to join us to find out what’s on the menu.

Don’t forget—we’ve recently added a custom-built bar to our historic Victorian mansion. So if you’re in the mood for some expertly blended cocktails with a touch of Caribbean flair, our seasoned bartenders would love to mix you something special. We’ll also have an array of beers on tap and wine available by the glass or bottle.

Are you ready for a taste of the Caribbean? Join us January 16 for an unforgettable evening of delectable islands-inspired fare.

Time
Bar opens at 6 p.m.
Dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Cost
Victual Club Members: $45.53 per person
Nonmembers: $52.95 per person

Buy Tickets
To purchase tickets to our Caribbean Date Night, click here.

Want More Date Night Decadence?

Each of our monthly Date Nights features an elegant themed dinner meant to give you and your sweetheart the chance to bask in each other’s company while enjoying some of Chef Brad’s inspired fare.

Call 304-263-1890 or visit our events page to learn more about upcoming Date Nights and other special events.

Stay tuned for details about our Valentine’s Day weekend events!

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December 2, 2014 / / Events & Fundraisers

Holiday Open House This Saturday

‘Tis the season…for holiday family photos! You don’t have your decorations up yet? Fear not! We have you covered. We’ve already trimmed our Christmas trees and decked our halls with boughs of holly to match—and we even booked Santa for a visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m this Saturday, December 6, during our Holiday Open House. Bring the kids to say hi to St. Nick and use our historic Victorian venue as the backdrop for your family’s holiday card, photo, or portrait.

We’ll also be serving up our fresh Hot Damn Donuts and hosting a sugar-cookie decorating contest for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. After kids decorate their cookies, Mom and Dad can post a picture to our Facebook page, and the cookie that gets the most likes will win a prize!

While you’re here, stop by our brand-new bar and try one of our new signature cocktails or a small plate from our bar fare menu. The bar will be open from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Call 304-263-1890 or visit our events page to learn more about upcoming special events.

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December 2, 2014 / / Events & Fundraisers

Experience The 12 Tastes of Christmas at The Historic McFarland House

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
a partridge in a pear tree.

Instead of a bird in a tree, how about treating your friends and loved ones to a fun and festive dining experience at The Historic McFarland House to celebrate the holiday season?

On Friday, December 19, we’re hosting our 12 Tastes of Christmas dinner. This 12-course holiday tribute decked with foodie flair and holiday cheer is a surefire way to inspire some seasonal merriment.

Right now our talented culinary staff is working diligently to design a menu with each course matched to a different day of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song. The menu design process will continue to evolve and change right up until the day before the event.

“Much of the fun is the surprise of not knowing what tasty course will show up at the last minute,” says Michael McCarty, co-owner of The Historic McFarland House. “People who attended last year are still talking about the different courses they found to be so amazing.”

Join us Friday, December 19, for an unforgettable evening of delectable holiday-inspired fare, merriment and good cheer.

Time
Bar opens at 6 p.m.
Dinner is served at 7 p.m.

Cost
Victual Club Members: $63.60
Nonmembers: $68.90

Buy Tickets
To purchase tickets for our 12 Tastes of Christmas date night, click here.

Want to join our Victual Club? Click here.

Call 304-263-1890 or visit our events page to learn more about upcoming date nights and other special events.

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November 25, 2014 / / Events & Fundraisers

Holiday Happenings at The Historic McFarland House

The holiday season is officially in full swing, folks. But before you get lost in the shuffle of shopping, baking, and traveling, why not join us at The Historic McFarland House for a healthy dose of good cheer?

Check out our upcoming holiday happenings:

Hot Damn Donuts! Friday, November 28

Get your Hot Damn Donuts! On Black Friday, we’ll be serving up our famous, freshly fried goodness along with hot chocolate in the square during downtown Martinsburg’s Christmas tree lighting. Stop by for a donut (or three!) and bring the kids to see Santa and enjoy holiday music while you watch the tree being lit.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Festive Fridays: November 28 and December 5 and 12

Uncork some seasonal cheer after wrapping up your holiday shopping this year. Join us at The Historic McFarland House on select Fridays this holiday season to enjoy premium cocktails, savory small plates and good cheer at our brand-new bar—Martinsburg’s newest hot spot!

We’ll also have a photo booth plus a DJ spinning your favorite beats, so bring your pals and your dancing shoes!

Upcoming Festive Fridays: November 28 and December 5 and 12
Bar is open from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Enjoy happy hour specials from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Holiday Open House: Saturday, December 6

‘Tis the season…for holiday family photos! You don’t have your decorations up yet? Fear not! We have you covered. We’ve already trimmed our Christmas trees and decked our halls with boughs of holly to match—and we even booked Santa for a visit. Bring the kids to say hi to St. Nick and use our historic Victorian venue as the backdrop for your family’s holiday card, photo, or portrait.

While you’re here, stop by our brand-new bar and try one of our new signature cocktails or a small plate from our bar fare menu.

See Santa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bar open from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Call 304-263-1890 or visit our events page to learn more about upcoming special events.

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November 20, 2014 / / Events & Fundraisers

Think Outside the Gift Box This Holiday Season

Can you believe it’s almost time for the holidays? It seems like only yesterday we watched the ball drop and ushered in 2014, and now 2015 is right around the corner.

As you gear up for the busy holiday shopping season, consider giving the gift of yummy romance this year with our 2015 Date Night package. Held monthly, our date nights feature elegant themed dinners meant to give couples the chance to bask in each other’s company while enjoying some of Executive Chef Brad Spates’ inspired fare. Each month’s menu is created at the chef’s whim, but is sure to please.

Date nights for 2015 include:

  • January – Caribbean Feast
  • February – Italian Feast
  • March – St. Patrick’s Day Feast
  • April – A Night in Japan
  • May – Barbecue Dinner
  • June – American Classics
  • July – Southwestern Fiesta
  • August – European-Inspired Feast
  • September – Passport to Paris
  • October – Oktoberfest
  • November – Fall Game Dinner
  • December – Spanish Tapas

Our exclusive 2015 Date Night package includes admission to all 12 of our special dinners for two at special rate just for Victual Club members. Starting on Black Friday and running through Cyber Monday, Victual Club members can purchase our 2015 Date Night package for just $495, plus tax, per couple.

Click here to purchase tickets and take advantage of our special, four-day deal.

After Cyber Monday, the price will increase to $695, plus tax, per couple through December 31, so buy your tickets right after Thanksgiving to lock in that special price.

To purchase tickets after Cyber Monday through December 31, click here.

Not a member of our Victual Club yet? Join today for $10 and receive a lifetime membership granting you access to culinary events, members-only discounts, and Chef Brad Spates exclusives.

Call 304-263-1890, or visit www.historicmcfarlandhouse.com to learn more about upcoming date nights.

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