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Asheville Culinary Calendar



10/24/2011 - Asheville Culinary Calendar
by Asheville Citizen Times

Want to get some information and instruction from those folks making the Asheville and Western North Carolina Culinary scene??  Take a look below for some great events and classes that might give you a "Taste of Asheville"...and Western North Carolina!!



 WINE TASTING: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Purple Onion, 16 Main St., Saluda, 749-1179.

 WINE & DINE: Exploring California Wineries: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Table Wine, 1550 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. $30, $24 for Grape Nuts. RSVP and payment required. 505-8588.

FRESH PRODUCE SAFETY: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Individuals growing produce for sale and gardeners will learn the latest in ways to safely handle their farm/garden produce. $15 includes materials and lunch. Register by today at 2555-5522.

"EVERYONE COOKS!" COOKING CLASS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in Swannanoa. Learn to create sumptuous vegetarian meals. All skill levels welcome for this hands-on adventure. $15, cooked meals included. Call Michael Gentry at 273-6542 for reservation.

TASTING OF MONSTROUS MALBECS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, The Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave., Asheville. French and Argentine wines with light hors d'ouvres. $10. 254-6453.

FRENCH COUNTRY WINE DINNER: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Grand Bohemian Hotel, Biltmore Village, Asheville, with artist Jean Claude Roy. $99. To RSVP, call 398-5555 or e-mail by Oct. 26.

BREAD MAKING CLASS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29, Stecoah Valley Center, 121 Schoolhouse Road, Robbinsville. Take home your own jar of starter. $25. Registration required. 479-3364.

HALLOWEEN DINNER: Wine, dinner and ghost stories with entertainer David Fore, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Beechwood Inn, Beechwood Drive (off Highway 76), Clayton, Ga. $85. 706-782-5485.

WINE DINNER: 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Vincenzo's Ristorante, Asheville. Hosted by The Weinhaus. $60. 254-6453.

VEGAN COOKING CLASSES: "Wonderful Soups" 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, $45; naturally fermented sauerkraut workshop 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 12, $20. Lenore's Natural Cuisine, 264 Ox Creek Road, Weaverville. 645-1412 or visit

CREOLE/CAJUN-THEMED DINNER: Nov. 11, On The Verandah Restaurant, 1536 Franklin Road, Highlands. Live music. $65. Call 526-2338 for time.

WEINHAUS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11, The Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave., Asheville, Bring a dish to share and sample dozens of wines. 254-6453.

VIVA LA FRANCE WINE DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, The Inn at Half Mile Farm, 214 Half Mile Drive, Highlands. $100. 800-946-6822 or

CRAFT 2 TABLE BEER DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Ruka's Table, 163 Henry Wright Road, Highlands. The best and hard to find craft beers with native food. Call 526-3636 or for details.

MOLLYDOOKER SHAKE UP: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Lakeside Restaurant, 531 Smallwood Ave., Highlands. Australian Mollydooker wines, dinner, and the newest dance move, The Mollydooker Shake. $150. 526-9419.

A TASTE OF THE SOUTH: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, The Farm Pavilion at Old Edwards Inn, off Arnold Road, Highlands, with Chef Klapdohr and his local farm-to-table providers. Food, live music, meet the farmers and producers. $95. 787-4263.

OPUS ONE EXPERIENCE: Wine dinner 7-11 p.m. Nov. 12, Lakeside Restaurant, 531 Smallwood Ave., Highlands. Reservations required. $175. 526-9419.

TASTE OF ASHEVILLE: Food from 37 Asheville retaurants and wine, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17, The Venue, 21 N. Market St., Asheville. $70 single, $125 couple. Visit or call 338-9839.

TASTING OF HOLIDAY DIGESTIFS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, The Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave., Asheville. Sherries, ports, dessert-style wines. $10. 254-6453.

WINE DINNER & WINERY TOUR: 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Biltmore Estate. Hosted by The Weinhaus. $65. 254-6453.

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