Taking Care

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club - 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC
Reduced Price! - now $99 per person

 

Taking Care

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Smoky Park Supper Club - 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC

Reduced Price! - now $99 per person

This is a Seated Brunch, with a mocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers. We are thrilled to be joined by Asheville Drag Brunch for a lively performance during the mocktail hour! All beverages for this event will be zero proof/non-alcoholic. Youths 16 and over are able to attend--ticket purchase required.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes! Menu options being discussed are: burrata with garlic crostini, Moroccan braised lamb, spicy tomato baked eggs, avocado gazpacho, summer melon salad with mint whipped ricotta, late summer parfait and more to come!

Our humanity calls us to uplift each other during difficult times. Let's honor our humanity with honest and informative discussions about mental health and its impacts--including within our culinary and LGBTQ+ communities. During this event, we will gather together over a delicious shared meal to lift each other up! With each course, we'll hear important stories of how mental health awareness intersects with those who work within our foodways and our communities, and how we can create and sustain healthy and healing spaces.

Speakers: Steve Palmer - Ben’s Friends; Alan Yeck - Veterans Healing Farm, Jeremy French - Making Whole, Ashley & Heather Tolbert - From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling, Tina White - Blue Ridge Pride Center

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Paul Cressend - Paulieboy Enterprises, Tyler Slade - Bargello/District 42, Mark Bolchoz - Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Featured Beverage (all Zero Proof/NA): The MerTails, Shanti Elixirs, Savor Shrub, Matcha Nude, Pisgah Coffee Roasters, Cultivated Cocktails Distillery (mocktail), Seedlip, Buchi, Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Loom Imports, Matcha Nude, Provisions Mercantile, Organic Growers School, Goddess Ghee, Embrew Tea, Red Fiddle Vittles

Event Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of NC

Venue Sponsor: Smoky Park Supper Club

This is a Seated Brunch, with a mocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers. We are thrilled to be joined by Asheville Drag Brunch for a lively performance during the mocktail hour! All beverages for this event will be zero proof/non-alcoholic. Youths 16 and over are able to attend--ticket purchase required.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes! Menu options being discussed are: burrata with garlic crostini, Moroccan braised lamb, spicy tomato baked eggs, avocado gazpacho, summer melon salad with mint whipped ricotta, late summer parfait and more to come!

Our humanity calls us to uplift each other during difficult times. Let's honor our humanity with honest and informative discussions about mental health and its impacts--including within our culinary and LGBTQ+ communities. During this event, we will gather together over a delicious shared meal to lift each other up! With each course, we'll hear important stories of how mental health awareness intersects with those who work within our foodways and our communities, and how we can create and sustain healthy and healing spaces.

Speakers: Steve Palmer - Ben’s Friends; Alan Yeck - Veterans Healing Farm, Jeremy French - Making Whole, Ashley & Heather Tolbert - From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling, Tina White - Blue Ridge Pride Center

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Paul Cressend - Paulieboy Enterprises, Tyler Slade - Bargello/District 42, Mark Bolchoz - Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Featured Beverage (all Zero Proof/NA): The MerTails, Shanti Elixirs, Savor Shrub, Matcha Nude, Pisgah Coffee Roasters, Cultivated Cocktails Distillery (mocktail), Seedlip, Buchi, Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Loom Imports, Matcha Nude, Provisions Mercantile, Organic Growers School, Goddess Ghee, Embrew Tea, Red Fiddle Vittles

Event Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of NC

Venue Sponsor: Smoky Park Supper Club

Paul Cressend, Jr.

Chef/Owner, Paulieboy Enterprises Private Chef Services

Tyler Slade

Executive Chef, Bargello & District 42

Mark Bolchoz, Jr.

Executive Chef, The Flatiron Hotel Restaurant (coming soon)

Tina White

Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center

Steve Palmer

Founder & Chief Vision Officer, The Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Alan Yeck

Executive Director, Veterans Healing Farm

Jeremy French

Porter/Craftsman and Director of Making Whole

Ashley Tolbert

Co-owner, From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling

Heather Tolbert

Co-Owner, From the Ashes Cultural Arts & Counseling

Asheville Drag Brunch

Shanti Elixirs

Savor Shrub

Matcha Nude

Cultivated Cocktails

Pisgah Coffee Roasters

Seedlip

Buchi Kombucha

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company

The MerTails

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Sarilla Sparkling Tea

Biltmore Company

Beverage Sponsor

Blue Ridge Mountain Water

Beverage Sponsor

Loom Imports

Loom Imports

Provisions Mercantile

Organic Growers School

Goddess Ghee

Erica Beneke & Matt Farr

Chef/Owners, Red Fiddle Vittles

Embrew Tea

Botanical Bones