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April 15, 2014

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April 14, 2014

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25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival

The WNC Chapter of the NC Herb Association represents the incredibly wide variety of herbalists and herb businesses in North Carolina: herb growers and vendors, natural gardening and landscaping specialists, and makers of herbal ointments, balms, soaps, teas, medicines, and other products. We hope you'll join us and more than 25,000 other herb lovers when we celebrate the 25th Annual Asheville Herb Festival.

A Moveable Feast at Biltmore

  • May 23, 2014
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore

Take in beautiful views of the estate and enjoy an exquisite meal designed and prepared by Chef Kirk Fiore. Surrounded by beautiful blooms, this dinner will take place outside in our historic Walled Garden. A 6:30 p.m. reception will be followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $160 per person and include tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 828-257-5995.

Cooking Class

In this intimate cooking class, you will learn how to fill the evening with great food – small plates that you can keep presenting throughout your party. Some examples of the small plates we will be preparing may include, Corn Chowder en demi tasse, Pickled Shrimp on Rye Croutons, New Mexico BarBQ Baby Back Riblets, Sesame Seared Tuna on Wonton Crisps, Panisse (chickpea fries) with Minty Yogurt Sauce, Pea Pesto Crostini, and Chocolate Truffles. This class is full participation, so bring an...

Cooking Class

Chef Fleer returns to the roots of his passion for cooking, a college semester spent in Italy and the memories of growing up around the family table. John and his sixth-grade son will be your guide through a summer Italian family menu to be served at the end of the class by the children to their parents. Menu items will include Summer Farmer’s Market Panzanella, Hand Rolled Pasta with Brick Oven Tomato Sauce and Meatballs, and Roasted Peaches and Mascarpone Cheese. Reservation deadline is ...

Easter Brunch Buffet

Join us for a delicious Easter Brunch Buffet at the Renaissance Asheville hotel. Choose from tasty entrees like carved spiral honey ham and eggs in a basket, plus sweet breakfast breads and refreshing beverages.

Seasonal School of Culinary Arts - Asheville Elements

  • July 13, 2014 - July 19, 2014

Our stellar week in Asheville (July 13-19, 2014) will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned wine experts and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2014 will revolve around the elements (beginning with earth, water, wind and fire) and how they affect our culinary perceptions. Each day centers around a three-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch and a wine-tas...

Wicked Weed Brewing Beer Dinner Series 2/3: Brewers vs. Chefs

  • April 29, 2014
  • Location: Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Address: 91 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Wicked Weed Brewing

This five-course dinner will not only highlight the food and beer at Wicked Weed but it will get you, the diner, involved in the tasting process. Each course will be paired with two beers, one chosen by the chefs and one chosen by the brewers. In a friendly competition of brewers versus chefs, the diner will decide who has done a better pairing with each course. At the end of the meal, the diners will vote, deciding who has won the challenge and the bragging rights until next year's competition...


  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
  • Address: 43 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

Bring your friends and family and join us for a special Easter Sunday Brunch! April 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Featuring Salmon Criolla & Garlic Baby Potatoes, Pasta Primavera Station with Fresh Vegetables and carved to order Ham! Enjoy our full buffet selections of freshly cut fruit and berries, assorted cereals, flavored and plain Greek yogurts, freshly baked muffins, croissants and danishes, roasted tomato bisque, chilled salads & local cheeses breakfast potatoes, applewood bac...

Easter Brunch at the DoubleTree Biltmore

Spring into Celebration with Easter Brunch at the DoubleTree Biltmore on Sunday, April 20!  Chef Dan’s Brunch will feature Garlic and Herb Rubbed Prime Rib, Roasted Turkey, Homemade Southern Biscuit Station, farm fresh scrambled eggs, fresh local fruit, local roasted vegetables, assorted house made pastries, and more!  Plus, a bloody mary and mimosa bar for adults and Easter activities for the kids!  $28 for adults; $12 for kids 12 and under. Available from 11:30 a.m. &ndas...

Highland Brewing's Plaid Party!

Twenty years have passed since we first opened our creaky basement door! We're celebrating our anniversary with you on April 19 at the PLAID PARTY, where you can get our limited-edition Highland 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale. In addition to the Scotch Ale, three more beers in the series of 20 will be released that night. Doors open at 2 p.m., and the 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale bottle sales will begin at 3 p.m. (limited quantity available). Live music in the evening, and local food trucks will be...

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