Hands-On Workshops and Seminars: Saturday

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Aloft, Hotel Arras, and Rhubarb

The nearly two dozen talks and tastings are lead by some of Asheville and Appalachia’s most beloved chefs + makers, ranging in price from $15 to $75 per ticket. 

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Flour Power: Farmers-Millers-Bakers Unite

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Rhubarb

Price: $15

Sit in on a fascinating discussion with passionate local farmers, millers, and bakers as they discuss their grassroots approach to building a Regional Grain Economy. Learn about regionally grown...

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Beer, Wine, Vermouth, and Spirits: The Collaborative Nature presented by Imbibe

Saturday, Sep 14. 2019 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Aloft

Price: $35

Forget what you know about the rules of fermentation: Craft beverage innovators are shaking things up with unexpected collaborations that defy genres. Hear and taste from local makers who are working...

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Cheesing Around

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $30

Build your own cheese board, choosing from an array of local cheeses, charcuterie, and chef-made accoutrements and locally grown herbs and fruits. Strike the right balance of flavors and artful...

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The Art of Wine Blending with Biltmore Wines presented by Imbibe

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $50

Single-varietal wines celebrate terroir. Wine blends, on the other hand, reflect the skill and artistry of the maker. During this hands-on workshop, explore the fundamentals of this unique culinary...

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Waste Not, Dye Au Naturel

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Rhubarb

Price: $25

The amount of food wasted in America is a supersize problem-at a whopping 150,000 tons of food a day, or around one pound per person. One artful solution? Create innovative new uses for all that food...

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The Wild World of Fermented Food and Beer presented by Imbibe

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $25

Discover the intersection between fine dining and beer fermentation, and delve into the wild and wooly worlds of beer yeast and bacteria such as Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. Hear about the...

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Gin Up: Distilling Mountain Botanicals presented by Imbibe

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $20

Some 2,500 plant species grow in the micro-habitats of western North Carolina. Hear how creative distillers work with local farmers to infuse gin with some of those native-grown botanicals, which...

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Flights of Tea presented by Imbibe

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: Aloft

Price: $15

From loose-leaf tea grown in the mountains to sweet iced tea, the world’s second-most consumed beverage is at home in southern Appalachia. Enjoy an afternoon tea tasting of six artisanal...

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Toast the Town: Walking Tour and Cocktail Hour presented by Imbibe

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $35

The Jazz Age roared in Asheville, with the city doubling in population and building its first skyscraper as well as many Art Deco landmarks. At Biltmore in the 1920s, Cornelia...