Opening Party

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 5:30-8:00PM

Location: Atelier Maison - 121 Sweeten Creek Rd - Asheville, NC
$100 per person

 

Opening Party

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 5:30-8:00PM

Atelier Maison - 121 Sweeten Creek Rd - Asheville, NC

$100 per person

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes which may include some of the following: zeppole with burrata, smoked trout caviar, chive, local honey and prosciutto; old-fashioned banana pudding ice cream; grilled octopus with fava spread; ouzo pot de creme with sweet tomato jelly; burnt end bites with chipotle tamarind puree & blistered tomatoes; local mushroom & ramp croquettes; oysters on the 1/2 shell; crispy NC Lady Edison pork belly with kimchi, apple butter, miso vinaigrette; smoked pork terrine with blue cheese mousse, pickled blackberry & sage crisp; an epic charcuterie spread & live fire cheese station; sliced hamachi with white ponzu & serrano peppers - wow - is your mouth watering yet?!

Come with an appetite for excitement and celebrate the kick-off of the Summer of Chow Chow 2022 with our Opening Party! With 24 events over three weekends, you will savor the season with fun and deliciously distinctive events that celebrate the unique people and foodways of our Southern Appalachia home – including setting the table for change as we serve meaningful dialogue on the current issues impacting our communities. At the Opening Party, delight in all the savory, sweet and downright mind blowing offerings of 15 chefs and 10 beverage producers while perusing the handcrafted wares of our makers market!  We’ll laugh together, dance together and celebrate together all of what makes this Southern Appalachian region taste like no other.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Ben Maxham - Posana, Ben Hester - Odditorium, Hector Diaz - Salsa/Modesto/Bomba, Nakisha Marvels - CreamWorks, Alex & Ashleigh Baxevanis - Feta Flav, Bri Coe - Nine Mile, Collyn McDonald - Bears Smokehouse, Erica Beneke & Matt Farr - Red Fiddle Vittles, Mike McCarty - Lobster Trap, Matt Rivers - Blowing Rock Country Club, Noah Buchanan - Chestnut, Jay Medford - Storm Rhum Bar/Stay Glazed Donuts, Kent Graham & Cristy Caye - Gourmet Foods International, Michael Lewis - Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse

Featured Beverage: Wicked Weed Brewing, Vidl Winery, New Belgium Brewing, Marked Tree Vineyard, Chemist Spirits, Counter Culture Coffee, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water

Event Sponsor: Explore Asheville 

Venue Sponsor: Atelier Maison

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes which may include some of the following: zeppole with burrata, smoked trout caviar, chive, local honey and prosciutto; old-fashioned banana pudding ice cream; grilled octopus with fava spread; ouzo pot de creme with sweet tomato jelly; burnt end bites with chipotle tamarind puree & blistered tomatoes; local mushroom & ramp croquettes; oysters on the 1/2 shell; crispy NC Lady Edison pork belly with kimchi, apple butter, miso vinaigrette; smoked pork terrine with blue cheese mousse, pickled blackberry & sage crisp; an epic charcuterie spread & live fire cheese station; sliced hamachi with white ponzu & serrano peppers - wow - is your mouth watering yet?!

Come with an appetite for excitement and celebrate the kick-off of the Summer of Chow Chow 2022 with our Opening Party! With 24 events over three weekends, you will savor the season with fun and deliciously distinctive events that celebrate the unique people and foodways of our Southern Appalachia home – including setting the table for change as we serve meaningful dialogue on the current issues impacting our communities. At the Opening Party, delight in all the savory, sweet and downright mind blowing offerings of 15 chefs and 10 beverage producers while perusing the handcrafted wares of our makers market!  We’ll laugh together, dance together and celebrate together all of what makes this Southern Appalachian region taste like no other.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Ben Maxham - Posana, Ben Hester - Odditorium, Hector Diaz - Salsa/Modesto/Bomba, Nakisha Marvels - CreamWorks, Alex & Ashleigh Baxevanis - Feta Flav, Bri Coe - Nine Mile, Collyn McDonald - Bears Smokehouse, Erica Beneke & Matt Farr - Red Fiddle Vittles, Mike McCarty - Lobster Trap, Matt Rivers - Blowing Rock Country Club, Noah Buchanan - Chestnut, Jay Medford - Storm Rhum Bar/Stay Glazed Donuts, Kent Graham & Cristy Caye - Gourmet Foods International, Michael Lewis - Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse

Featured Beverage: Wicked Weed Brewing, Vidl Winery, New Belgium Brewing, Marked Tree Vineyard, Chemist Spirits, Counter Culture Coffee, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water

Event Sponsor: Explore Asheville 

Venue Sponsor: Atelier Maison

Ben Maxham

Chef de Cuisine, Posana Restaurant

Ben Hester

Chef, Odditorium

Hector Diaz

Executive Chef, Salsas, Modesto, Bomba

Nakisha Marvels

Owner, Cream Works

Ashleigh Baxevanis

Pastry Chef, Feta Flav

Alex Baxevanis

Chef, Feta Flav

Collyn McDonald

Pit Master, Bear's Smokehouse

Erica Beneke & Matt Farr

Chef/Owners, Red Fiddle Vittles

Mike McCarty

Executive Chef, The Lobster Trap

Matt Rivers

Executive Chef, Blowing Rock Country Club

Noah Buchanan

Commissary Sous Chef & Head of Charcuterie, Chestnut & Corner Kitchen

Jay Medford

Executive Chef/Owner, Storm Rhum Bar, Stay Glazed Donuts, GiGi's Underground

Kent Graham

Corporate Executive Chef/Research & Development, Gourmet Foods International

Christy Caye

Lead Cheese Monger, GourmetDash.com

Wicked Weed Brewing

Vidl Winery

Chemist Spirits

Counter Culture Coffee

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Marked Tree Vineyard