Hands-On Workshops and Seminars: Friday

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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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The Life of an Apple Pie

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Rhubarb

Price: $30

Witness the full life cycle of an apple pie in this hands-on workshop led by a trio of accomplished Asheville bakers. Learn about locally grown and milled grains, the historical significance of apples...

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Rolling in the Biscuit Dough

Friday, Sep 13, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m

Location: Rhubarb

Price: $30

Don’t fear the biscuit. Get comfortable handling this beloved dough alongside experienced biscuit slingers, who will ease any kitchen anxiety and help you set your sights on hot-off-the-skillet...

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Spill the Coffee Beans presented by Imbibe

Friday, Sept 13, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Location: Aloft

Price: $20 per person

What’s all the buzz about specialty coffee? Ride the third wave of coffee at an educational tasting experience by a pioneering North Carolina coffee roaster. Try specialty-grade coffees from...

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Behind the Bean: From Cacao to Chocolate

Friday, Sept 13, 2019, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $20

Join a trio of bean-to-bar artisans at a chocolate tasting rich in flavor as well as context, and enhance your knowledge of chocolate making and flavor profiles as you sample cacao nibs, craft...

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Pack the Perfect Picnic

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $40 per person, includes copy of A Year of Picnics

Up your picnic game with the help of a seasoned professional—the prolific local author of a do-it-yourself handbook detailing 20 themed picnics and more than 70 outdoor-ready recipes. Get ideas...

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Sustainable Wine, Uncorked presented by Imbibe

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $30

Ever wondered what makes organic and biodynamic wines so special-and the difference between the two? Join an advanced sommelier for a guided wine tasting and discussion about the highs and lows of...

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In a Funk: The Magic of Fermentation

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 2:30-3:30 p.m

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $25

From kimchi to kombucha, and from cheese to beer, fermented food and drink has reached new heights in the hands of talented chefs and food artisans. Join an acclaimed local chef as well as a maker of...

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Beer Cocktail (Making) Hour presented by Imbibe

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: Rhubarb

Price: $35

Happy hour has never been so fun. Live out your mixologist dreams at a cocktail-making class featuring all local ingredients, including artisan soda, spirits, and craft beer. Shake things up making...

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Set a Seasonal Table

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $55 per person ($5 to watch)

Join a local flower farmer at a hands-on workshop all about creating the sort of picture-perfect centerpieces that Instagram dreams are made of. Freshen up dinner parties with a tableaux of...

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Brewing a Culinary Revolution: Ingenuity in Your Glass and on Your Plate presented by Imbibe

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Hotel Arras

Price: $65

Which comes first: the chicken or the, er, beer? Innovative local brewers and chefs come together to discuss the unexpected ways that culinary inspirations bubble up in beer glasses and on plates....

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History on the Rocks Sponsored by Imbibe and The Crunkleton

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Aloft Hotel

Price: $75

Embark on a spirited drinking tour of state history led by a legendary North Carolina bartender. Sip modern moonshine and learn about the outlaw spirit's notorious legacy in Appalachia. Sample the...