Asheville knows good food and drink and the Asheville Wine & Food Festival – scheduled for August 20th through the 22nd, 2015 – provides numerous events and venues for sampling the best Asheville has to offer!
Begun in 2009, the 7th annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival is a natural reaction to the surge of independent farmers, artisan food producers, farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries, award-winning chefs, and more currently occurring throughout Western North Carolina.
No matter what tickles your palate, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival has something for you!
ELIXIR August 20, 6pm to 8pm – Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 227 Cumberland Avenue
A mixology competition, ELIXIR pits the city’s best professional bartenders against one another using regionally produced spirits. Designed to highlight Asheville’s lively craft cocktail scene, ELIXIR will also provide attendees with plenty of opportunities to sample offerings from local and national distilleries. Bites and live music round out this stellar evening.
SWEET August 21, 8pm to 10pm – Historic Grove Arcade, One Page Avenue
Have a sweet-tooth? You wont want to miss out on this Asheville Wine & Food Festival event then! SWEET is a smorgasbord of delicious decadence: desserts, confections, sparkling and dessert wines, specialty cocktails, spirits, and a chocolate competition between top local bakers and pastry chefs involving the creation of edible works of art – YUM!
GRAND TASTING August 22, US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Avenue
VIP access 1pm to 5pm – General Access 2pm to 5pm
The main event, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s GRAND TASTING gives you a true taste of Asheville’s local culinary experience through cooking demonstrations, regional, national, and international wines, craft beer and spirits, an amateur winemaker competition, exceptional cuisine from local chefs, and much more. Meet and talk with authors, farmers, chefs, restauranteurs, and craft winemakers, brewers, and distillers. On top of it all, this year’s WNC Chefs Challenge finale will held during the Grand Tasting: the two remaining contestants will be competing for the title of Top Chef of Western North Carolina in an Iron Chef-style “food fight” – don’t miss it!
Come sample the best food scene in the south at a three-day, culinary celebration during the 2015 Asheville Wine & Food Festival!lle Win
Asheville Wine & Food Festival
August 20-22, 2015
Thursday, August 20 – ELIXIR
Friday August 21 – SWEET
Saturday August 22 – GRAND TASTING
For more information and tickets, be sure to visit www.ashevillewineandfood.com.
2015 Asheville Wine & Food Festival Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland Bed & Breakfast offers you luxurious amenities and service of the kind you will never find in a hotel: beautifully appointed guest rooms with private baths and flat screen TVs, scrumptious breakfasts, comfy cotton bathrobes, and much more. Treat yourself to a stay with us during your Asheville vacation – because you deserve it!