Fermentation Feast

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

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

 

Fermentation Feast

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

Funkatorium | 147 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

$200 per person

This event will be held Outdoors. 

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

Join us for a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres followed by a delicious, colorful, and expansive five course dinner showcasing the diversity and flavor of fermented foods. Creative fermentation processes that are practiced in our region provide our featured chefs with rich cheeses, bright Appalachian pickles, artisan breads and charcuterie, fine chocolates, as well as a bounty of craveable beverages like natural wines, coffee, sake, kombucha, kefir, and mixed-culture beers.

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

Enjoy the wealth of flavor while learning about the power of fermentation, which 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.

Featured Speakers: Jeff Kaplan - Venture Asheville will moderate an engaging discussion with: Meg Chamberlain - Fermenti, Meredith Leigh - writer, fermenter, 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 Chocolate, Sister of Mother Earth (fire cider & honey), Honey Creek Pottery, and Lane in the Woods (cheese). 

Event Sponsor: VENTURE ASHEVILLE

Venue Sponsor: FUNKATORIUM - WICKED WEED BREWING

This event will be held Outdoors. 

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

Join us for a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres followed by a delicious, colorful, and expansive five course dinner showcasing the diversity and flavor of fermented foods. Creative fermentation processes that are practiced in our region provide our featured chefs with rich cheeses, bright Appalachian pickles, artisan breads and charcuterie, fine chocolates, as well as a bounty of craveable beverages like natural wines, coffee, sake, kombucha, kefir, and mixed-culture beers.

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

Enjoy the wealth of flavor while learning about the power of fermentation, which 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.

Featured Speakers: Jeff Kaplan - Venture Asheville will moderate an engaging discussion with: Meg Chamberlain - Fermenti, Meredith Leigh - writer, fermenter, 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 Chocolate, Sister of Mother Earth (fire cider & honey), Honey Creek Pottery, and Lane in the Woods (cheese). 

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

Vidl Cellars 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

Ketel One Botanical