Fermenting Change

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

Location: Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
$200 per person

 

Fermenting Change

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

Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

$200 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment.

Explore the world of fermented foods with us! Fermentation is transformation. Fermentation preserves both our food and our cultural diversity and connects us to thousands of years of hands-on knowledge and ingenuity. The Southern Appalachian culinary and beverage community includes many devotees of this time-honored process. Join us for a delicious and informative dinner that showcases the many creative fermentation processes that are practiced in our region: kimchi, beer and kombucha, cheeses, chocolates, breads, coffee, sake, charcuterie, kefir, sour beers, hot sauces, natural wines, miso and pickled Appalachian produce. Jeff Kaplan - Venture Asheville, will moderate an engaging discussion with Meg Chamberlain - Fermenti, Meredith Leigh - writer, fermenter and activist, Jael Skeffington - French Broad Chocolates, Jen Currier - Wicked Weed Brewing, and Joe Kato - Miso Master - Great Eastern Sun. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to meet and shop with local makers, including Fermenti, Urban Peasants (GF bread), Dynamite Coffee, Silvermoon Chocolates, Sister of Mother Earth (fire cider & honey), Honey Creek Pottery, and Lane in the Woods (cheese). 

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Travis Milton - Nicewonder Farm and Vineyard, Steven Goff - Jargon, Malcom McMillian - Benne on Eagle, Andrew McLeod - Avenue M, Beth Kellerhals - French Broad Chocolates

Event Sponsor: VENTURE ASHEVILLE

Venue Sponsor: FUNKATORIUM - WICKED WEED BREWING

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

This event will feature a cocktail hour and five course meal, with paired beverages (wine, beer, and spirits) for your enjoyment.

Explore the world of fermented foods with us! Fermentation is transformation. Fermentation preserves both our food and our cultural diversity and connects us to thousands of years of hands-on knowledge and ingenuity. The Southern Appalachian culinary and beverage community includes many devotees of this time-honored process. Join us for a delicious and informative dinner that showcases the many creative fermentation processes that are practiced in our region: kimchi, beer and kombucha, cheeses, chocolates, breads, coffee, sake, charcuterie, kefir, sour beers, hot sauces, natural wines, miso and pickled Appalachian produce. Jeff Kaplan - Venture Asheville, will moderate an engaging discussion with Meg Chamberlain - Fermenti, Meredith Leigh - writer, fermenter and activist, Jael Skeffington - French Broad Chocolates, Jen Currier - Wicked Weed Brewing, and Joe Kato - Miso Master - Great Eastern Sun. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to meet and shop with local makers, including Fermenti, Urban Peasants (GF bread), Dynamite Coffee, Silvermoon Chocolates, Sister of Mother Earth (fire cider & honey), Honey Creek Pottery, and Lane in the Woods (cheese). 

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Travis Milton - Nicewonder Farm and Vineyard, Steven Goff - Jargon, Malcom McMillian - Benne on Eagle, Andrew McLeod - Avenue M, Beth Kellerhals - French Broad Chocolates

Event Sponsor: VENTURE ASHEVILLE

Venue Sponsor: FUNKATORIUM - WICKED WEED BREWING

Steven Goff

Executive Chef, Jargon

Beth Kellerhals

Head Pastry Chef, French Broad Chocolates

Andrew McLeod

Executive Chef, Avenue M

Malcom McMillian

Chef de Cuisine, Benne on Eagle

Travis Milton

Chef and Culinary Director, Nicewonder Farm and Vineyard

Meg Chamberlain

Owner/President, Fermenti LLC

Jen Currier

Head of Mixed Culture Brewing & Head Winemaker, Wicked Weed Brewing & Vidl Winery

Jeff Kaplan

Director, Venture Asheville

Joe Kato

Miso Master, Great Eastern Sun

Meredith Leigh

Mereleigh Food

Jael Skeffington

Co-Founder & CEO, French Broad Chocolate

Chemist Spirits

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Dynamite Roasting Company

Le Bleu Water

Vidl Winery at Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed Brewing

Honey Creek Pottery

Lane in the Woods

Silvermoon Chocolate

Urban Peasants

Sister of Mother Earth

Mountain Valley Spring Water