Corn: A Cross-Cultural Celebration

Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: WNC Farmers Market - 570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC
$125 per person

 

Corn: A Cross-Cultural Celebration

Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

WNC Farmers Market - 570 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC

$125 per person

This is a Seated Brunch, with a cocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes! Menu options being discussed are: fried corn with lime butter + pistachios, corn macque choux hoecake with succotash, smoked pork, pickled corn relish + smoked corn sauce, corn + cardamom mazamorra with pickled blackberries and peaches, sweet corn diplomat cream with buttermilk and vanilla sweet corn cake inside a white chocolate shell with bourbon caramel sauce and butter ice cream, mini buttermilk tarts with caramelized corn and more to come!

Join us for a bluegrass brunch with Whitewater Bluegrass that dives into the heritage and flavor of a-maize-ing corn! No single ingredient migrates across multiple cultures and time periods more than corn. The humble maize is transformed into hundreds of different cuisines but also makes appearances in the form of  hundreds of everyday products and consumables, from popcorn to bourbon to biofuel. Speakers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to celebrate the diversity of corn in its many cultural forms on the table and honor the sacred vegetable’s important role in feeding people and animals around the world for thousands of years.

Speakers: Tyson Sampson + Amy Walker - Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative, Sheri Castle - food writer, cooking teacher and host of The Key Ingredient

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Luis Martinez - Tequio Foods, Tie Whittaker - Buttermilk Boutique, Dano Holcomb - Root Down Food Truck, Iris Rodriguez - Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, Vidl Cellars, Pernod Ricard, Dobra Tea, Mixologist Darren Fallon - The Restoration Hotel, Highland Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Noble Cider, Beam Suntory, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Matcha Nude, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Better Thymes LLC, Organic Growers School, Diamond Brand Gear, WNC Farmers Market

Event Sponsor: First Bank

Venue Sponsor: Highland Brewing Company

This is a Seated Brunch, with a cocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes! Menu options being discussed are: fried corn with lime butter + pistachios, corn macque choux hoecake with succotash, smoked pork, pickled corn relish + smoked corn sauce, corn + cardamom mazamorra with pickled blackberries and peaches, sweet corn diplomat cream with buttermilk and vanilla sweet corn cake inside a white chocolate shell with bourbon caramel sauce and butter ice cream, mini buttermilk tarts with caramelized corn and more to come!

Join us for a bluegrass brunch with Whitewater Bluegrass that dives into the heritage and flavor of a-maize-ing corn! No single ingredient migrates across multiple cultures and time periods more than corn. The humble maize is transformed into hundreds of different cuisines but also makes appearances in the form of  hundreds of everyday products and consumables, from popcorn to bourbon to biofuel. Speakers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to celebrate the diversity of corn in its many cultural forms on the table and honor the sacred vegetable’s important role in feeding people and animals around the world for thousands of years.

Speakers: Tyson Sampson + Amy Walker - Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative, Sheri Castle - food writer, cooking teacher and host of The Key Ingredient

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Luis Martinez - Tequio Foods, Tie Whittaker - Buttermilk Boutique, Dano Holcomb - Root Down Food Truck, Iris Rodriguez - Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, Vidl Cellars, Pernod Ricard, Dobra Tea, Mixologist Darren Fallon - The Restoration Hotel, Highland Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Noble Cider, Beam Suntory, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Matcha Nude, Carolina Mountain Woodturners, Better Thymes LLC, Organic Growers School, Diamond Brand Gear, WNC Farmers Market

Event Sponsor: First Bank

Venue Sponsor: Highland Brewing Company

Luis Martinez

Founder, Chef, Corn Scout & Multimedia Designer, Tequio Foods

Tie Whittaker

Owner & Pastry Chef, Buttermilk Boutique

Dano Holcomb

Chef/Owner, Root Down Food Truck

Iris Rodriguez

Chef/Co-Owner, Little Chango

Amy Walker

Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative

Tyson Sampson

Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative

Sheri Castle

Food Writer, Host of The Key Ingredient

Whitewater Bluegrass Co

Highland Brewing Company

Vidl Cellars

Cultivated Cocktails

Pernod Ricard

New Belgium Brewing

Dobra Tea Asheville

Noble Cider

Beam Suntory

The Restoration Hotel - Asheville

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Sarilla Sparkling Tea

Biltmore Company

Beverage Sponsor

Blue Ridge Mountain Water

Beverage Sponsor

Matcha Nude

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

Diamond Brand Gear

Botanical Bones