11/18/2011 - Taste of Asheville features treats from the city's best restaurants
by Staff - Asheville Citizen Times
It's no secret that Asheville's restaurants are famous for their wide variety of eclectic and familiar foods. There's one place to enjoy it all on one night -- the annual Taste of Asheville celebration on Thursday night at The Venue, 21 N. Market St.
More than three dozen of the city's restaurants will be serving their best items at this annual party, produced by the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. The cost is $70 a person or $125 a couple, which includes both wine and beer tastings. The night will also launch the 2012 AIR Passport program offering discounts from many restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Asheville program and the Passport sales will support the AIR's Chefs of Tomorrow scholarship program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Restaurants featured at the Taste of Asheville and in the Passport are Avenue M, Blue Ridge Dining Room, Blue Water Seafood, Boca, Bouchon, Chai Pani, Chef Mo, Chelsea's Tea Room, City Bakery, Corner Kitchen, Creperie Bouchon, Curate Tapas Bar, Dining Innovations, Fiore's, Frankie Bones, The French Broad Chocolate Lounge, The Green Sage, Homegrown, Horizons, Jack of Hearts, Jack of the Wood, Laughing Seed, Lexington Avenue Brewery, The Lobster Trap, Luella's Bar-B-Que, Mamacitas, The Market Place, Mela Indian Restaurant, Neo Cantina, Olive or Twist, Pack's Tavern, Pomodoros, Sunset Terrace, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Ultimate Ice Cream, Vincenzo's and Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian.