9/27/2011 - Announcing the 2011 Taste of Asheville
by Amy Garcia - Asheville Independent Restaurants
ONE spectacular foodie event in Asheville...it's a "don't miss", showcasing so many talented folks, using their skills for a one-of-a-kind fundraising effort.
Asheville's premier food event, the Taste of Asheville, will be held on November 17, 2011 at The Venue at 21 North Market Street from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. This highly anticipated annual fundraising event, held by the members of Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR), will feature food from 37 restaurants as well as wine tasting and beer tasting from local breweries. " We are very excited about this year's event as it has a record number of participating restaurants and will feature some of Asheville's top chefs," says Steve Frabatore, AIR's president. "These same restaurants are participating in our 2012 AIR Passport, which will be kicked off that same evening ". The AIR Passport program offers discounts at many of Asheville's top restaurants while encouraging passport holders to try new restaurants.
This year's AIR restaurants who are participating in the Taste of Asheville and The AIR Passport are (alphabetically): Avenue M, Blue Ridge Dining Room, Blue Water Seafood, Boca, Bouchon, Chai Pani, Chef Mo, Chelseas 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 Vinnies Neighborhood Italian.
A portion of the proceeds from the evening and the sale of the Passports will go to benefit AIR's "Chefs of Tomorrow" scholarship at AB Tech. Tickets for the event are $70 for a single ticket and $125 for a pair. Tickets will go on sale October 3rd on the AIR Website.