2021 Schedule

Sunday, June 27, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $75 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks More than one third of all LGBTQ Americans live in the South. Join us for a drag brunch celebration of Appalachian Pride and a hopeful look into a world in which the...

Thursday, July 8, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM, 5:00-7:00 PM

Location: Southside Kitchen & Community Garden | 133 Livingston Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites Attempts to address food insecurity are significant and complex issues in our community, which ask us to balance both the immediate need for food with the need for...

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Salvage Station | 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks Sobremesa, literally “over the table,” is a word that describes the ritual of families and friends lingering over a meal to chat -- often into the early...

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 5:00-9:00 PM

Location: Olivette Riverside Community & Farm | 1069 Olivette Road, Asheville, NC 28804

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage The presence of diverse and healthy pollinators like butterflies, bees, moths, hummingbirds, and beetles is a signal that a landscape is...

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Location: VIRTUAL SERIES

Price: $15

Join us for a toast celebrating community and shared experiences! This virtual cocktail demonstration will explore crafting seasonal cocktails based on local ingredients, both farmed and foraged,...

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

Gather your kids and join us for this virtual cooking demonstration highlighting healthy, affordable meals to cook with your kids using pantry staples. During the cooking demonstration, Jordan Diamond...

Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:30-8:30 PM

Location: Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC 28803

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks From bread to beer, pastry to pasta, and rice to spirits, grains are central to much of what we eat, drink and enjoy. Great Grains celebrates and educates about our...

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Forestry Camp | 10 Shady Oak Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage From the farm to the butcher to the kitchen to your plate--join Chow Chow for a multi-course feast showcasing local pasture raised meats and dairy...

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: The Foundry Hotel | 51 South Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks  Get a true taste of wild Appalachia! Expert foragers will share how to look for wild bounty in our region’s fields and forests, and will share the rich...

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15 or $45-with Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate is made from cocoa, which is then dried and fermented seeds from the cacao tree. The trees are finicky and mostly grow in a humid 20-degree band to the north and south of the equator. This...

Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

Regional stone ground flours elevate the flavor and tooth of baked goods but can also challenge the baker. Join two former bakers turned millers, David Bauer of Farm and Sparrow and Jennifer Lapidus...

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

From sofrito to "soccarat" (those delicious crispy bits!), Chef Katie Button of Cúrate: Tapas Bar, La Bodega, Wine Club and Trips will guide virtual guests through the timeless process...

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

No matter your space, you can grow fresh produce! Join Ona Armstrong, artist and gardener with Firefly Valley Arts & Wellness to learn about different container garden options for different spaces...

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: WNC Farmers Market | 570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites Community Supported Agriculture is a model of food exchange that asks eaters to buy a share in the risk of farming to support local food systems. The typical structure...

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Making Whole | 745 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28803

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks Community is central to the human experience, giving us a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves. Connecting with others through shared experiences...

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Franny's Farm | 22 Franny's Farm Road, Leicester, NC 28748

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage Join Chow Chow for a journey of agricultural rediscovery and culinary adventure! Based in Asheville, NC, the Utopian Seed Project is a...

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

Join Icy Liu, founder of Asian Wine Professionals, for a virtual moderated conversation centered on how race and racial inequities show up in the wine industry, how the industry is working to address...

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

Learn to add a special touch to your dinner or cocktail napkins with an embroidery demonstration and class with Echoview Fiber Mill. Attendees will also learn about natural dyes, including dyes that...

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Location: Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage Explore the world of fermented foods with us! Fermentation is transformation. Fermentation preserves both our food and our cultural diversity and...

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery | 25 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites  Let’s re-store carbon on local farms and turn it into food! Carbon farming brings farmers and eaters together around healthy soils and delicious foods like...

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Grove Arcade | 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks Diaspora speaks to the dispersion of populations from their indigenous lands, usually by forced migration. And as both history and modern cuisine testify: where people...

Thursday, September 2, 2021, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

What we eat, how it looks, how it is presented and served can all impact the dining experience. Bernie Herman, George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and chair of the Department...

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Hickory Nut Gap Farm | 57 Sugar Hollow Road, Fairview, NC 28730

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites The forests of Appalachia can host an incredible diversity of delicious foods, making our region ideal for the practice of forest farming--a sustainable production...

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Location: Jettie Rae's Oyster House | 143 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks Dive in with us for a tasting feast exploring sustainable seafood and fish from the mountains to the sea. Learn about the best choices you can make to ensure you are...

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Yesterday Spaces | 305 Sluder Branch Road, Leicester, NC 28748

Price: $125 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Brunch with Paired Beverage Root to bloom eating encourages us to enjoy our food to its full potential by using forgotten or often discarded parts of fruits, flowers and...

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Virtual Series

Price: $15

A fun virtual cook-along event! Join Chef J Chong of J. Chong Eats for a live Cantonese cooking demonstration. You will receive a market-inspired recipe and shopping list in advance. Shop at your...

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Tapas & Drinks Opened in 1948 by Fred “Rabbit” Simpson, Rabbit’s Motel was a crown jewel of Black-owned Tourist Courts for African-American travelers in the...

Saturday, September 25, 2021, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Location: Peace Gardens & Market | Bryant Street, Asheville, NC 28806

Price: $50 per person

Event Style: Flights & Bites The past, present, and future of African-Americans in Asheville is a story of resilience. Join DeWayne Barton and Hood Huggers International for a Garden Gathering in...

Sunday, September 26, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Price: $200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage Food is universal and central to all our lives. Chow Chow brings together diverse community leaders who will be paired with chefs to tell their...