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):
Blue Ridge Dining Room
Blue Water Seafood
Chelseas Tea Room
Curate Tapas Bar
The French Broad Chocolate Lounge
The Green Sage
Jack of Hearts
Jack of the Wood
Lexington Avenue Brewery
The Lobster Trap
The Market Place
Mela Indian Restaurant
Olive or Twist
Ultimate Ice Cream
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.
1 Taste of Asheville Ticket - $70
2 Taste of Asheville Tickets - $125
1 Taste of Asheville Ticket + 1 AIR Passport (Presale*) = $120
2 Taste of Asheville Ticket + 1 AIR Passport (Presale*) = $175
Purchase tickets to Taste of Asheville.
* Passports sold with tickets may be picked up at the Taste of Asheville, Nov. 17