Pollinating Metamorphosis

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

Location: Olivette Riverside Community & Farm | 1069 Olivette Road, Asheville, NC 28804
$200 per person - SOLD OUT

 

Pollinating Metamorphosis

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

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

$200 per person - SOLD OUT

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

Unwind and experience an inventive five-course dinner in an open air pavilion at a historic farm along the French Broad River. Cross the wide suspended bridge and stroll through acres of stunning gardens and a stone labyrinth as you enjoy signature cocktails prepared by local mixologists. Elegant food and libations, live music, and natural beauty will conspire to create a relaxing and enlightening experience you won't soon forget. From the farm fields to the forested mountaintops, we invite you to an inventive dining experience that imagines the bravery of metamorphosis, and the synergy and abundance of intricate life that is supported when we honor the ecology of the land. 

Your ticket includes: An abundant five-course farm dinner by celebrated local chefs; curated beverage pairings with every course; inspiring speakers, Kim Bailey, founder of Milkweed Meadows Farm and Phyllis Stiles, founder and director emerita of Bee City USA discussing pollination and landscape ecology; live music in a stunning outdoor amphitheater with fire pit; beautiful seating areas for conversation and relaxing by Asheville’s Picnic Pop Up; handmade glassware by North Carolina Glass Center; and you will take home your very own pollinator friendly plant for your garden!

We are thrilled to have local musician Jane Kramer providing music for the event. With deep roots in the musical traditions, culture and lore of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective, gracefully gritty and fiercely memorable.

Sneak peek at a few of the delicious menu items in development: 

Tart with Blossom - Pollen Crust: Smoked Fire Dare Vegan Cheese, Patty Pan Squash Crudo, Nettle Pesto, Naked Baby Heirlooms, Crispy Squash Blossom, Burnt Honey Gastrique 

Beets and Ber​ries: Smoked and Grilled Beets, Whipped wild garlic fromage blanc (Looking Glass Creamery), beet greens, feral blackberry and beet molasses, herbed breadcrumb (made with Well-Seasoned Table's Wild green earth goddess seasoning, bread from Hominy Farm, toasted pine nuts, grana padano, brown butter), pickled beet stems, nasturtium pollen and a powder made from fermented then dehydrated beets, marigold

Pollinator Sundae - Local honey ice cream with a cinnamon spicebush waffle crisp, fruit jam drizzle, honeycomb candy crunch, and flower petal sprinkles

(menu items subject to change)

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Brian Crow - Chestnut, Eric Burleson  - Over Easy and ELDR, Sarah Wickers - Well Seasoned Table, Ashley Garrison - The Hop Ice Cream, Eli Je-Bailey and Sydney Rubin - Hominy Farm

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails, The Times Bar, Archetype Brewing, Bhramari Brewing, Botanist & Barrel, Sideways Farm & Brewery, Ketel One Botanical, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Noble Cider, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Savor Shrub, Wehrloom Honey & Meadery

Event Sponsor: SPICEWALLA BRAND

Venue Sponsor: OLIVETTE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY & FARM

Event Style: Multi-course Dinner with Paired Beverage

Unwind and experience an inventive five-course dinner in an open air pavilion at a historic farm along the French Broad River. Cross the wide suspended bridge and stroll through acres of stunning gardens and a stone labyrinth as you enjoy signature cocktails prepared by local mixologists. Elegant food and libations, live music, and natural beauty will conspire to create a relaxing and enlightening experience you won't soon forget. From the farm fields to the forested mountaintops, we invite you to an inventive dining experience that imagines the bravery of metamorphosis, and the synergy and abundance of intricate life that is supported when we honor the ecology of the land. 

Your ticket includes: An abundant five-course farm dinner by celebrated local chefs; curated beverage pairings with every course; inspiring speakers, Kim Bailey, founder of Milkweed Meadows Farm and Phyllis Stiles, founder and director emerita of Bee City USA discussing pollination and landscape ecology; live music in a stunning outdoor amphitheater with fire pit; beautiful seating areas for conversation and relaxing by Asheville’s Picnic Pop Up; handmade glassware by North Carolina Glass Center; and you will take home your very own pollinator friendly plant for your garden!

We are thrilled to have local musician Jane Kramer providing music for the event. With deep roots in the musical traditions, culture and lore of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective, gracefully gritty and fiercely memorable.

Sneak peek at a few of the delicious menu items in development: 

Tart with Blossom - Pollen Crust: Smoked Fire Dare Vegan Cheese, Patty Pan Squash Crudo, Nettle Pesto, Naked Baby Heirlooms, Crispy Squash Blossom, Burnt Honey Gastrique 

Beets and Ber​ries: Smoked and Grilled Beets, Whipped wild garlic fromage blanc (Looking Glass Creamery), beet greens, feral blackberry and beet molasses, herbed breadcrumb (made with Well-Seasoned Table's Wild green earth goddess seasoning, bread from Hominy Farm, toasted pine nuts, grana padano, brown butter), pickled beet stems, nasturtium pollen and a powder made from fermented then dehydrated beets, marigold

Pollinator Sundae - Local honey ice cream with a cinnamon spicebush waffle crisp, fruit jam drizzle, honeycomb candy crunch, and flower petal sprinkles

(menu items subject to change)

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Brian Crow - Chestnut, Eric Burleson  - Over Easy and ELDR, Sarah Wickers - Well Seasoned Table, Ashley Garrison - The Hop Ice Cream, Eli Je-Bailey and Sydney Rubin - Hominy Farm

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails, The Times Bar, Archetype Brewing, Bhramari Brewing, Botanist & Barrel, Sideways Farm & Brewery, Ketel One Botanical, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Noble Cider, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Savor Shrub, Wehrloom Honey & Meadery

Event Sponsor: SPICEWALLA BRAND

Venue Sponsor: OLIVETTE RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY & FARM

Eric Burleson

Chef, Over Easy and ELDR

Brian Crow

Executive Chef, Chestnut

Ashley Garrison

Owner, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

Eli Je-Bailey and Sydney Rubin

Co-founders, Hominy Farm

Sarah Wickers

Founder, Well Seasoned Table

Kim Bailey

Farmer, Milkweed Meadows Farm

Phyllis Stiles

Founder & Director Emerita, Bee City USA

Archetype Brewing

265 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Botanist & Barrel

Bhramari Brewing Co

Cultivated Cocktails

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Chris Faber

Owner, The Times Bar

Ketel One Botanical

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Sideways Farm & Brewery

Noble Cider

Sarilla Sparkling Tea

Savor Shrub

Wehrloom Honey & Meadery

April Rose

Caterer, Urban Graze Co.

North Carolina Glass Center