ELIXIR, SWEET & The GRAND TASTING
A Culinary Circus of Chefs, Wine, Beer, Spirits,
Competitions, Music, & Fun in Asheville
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival makes it possible to sample every delicious flavor Asheville has to offer. This year, the pre-festival fun begins on May 1stwith AMUSE, continues on June 26th with ESSENCE, and kicks off the festivities with ELIXIR on Thursday, August 20th. Chefs and Mixologists will compete to see who will be represented at ELIXIR. Then on Friday, August 21st they will feature SWEET, the largest gathering of Pastry Chefs will treat you to fabulous desserts, wines, and music. Finally, on Saturday, August 22ndat the U.S. Cellular Center, the GRAND TASTING will house the largest culinary gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville.
Last year 4,000 Festivalians gathered to enjoy a weekend of fun. In 2015 a riot of local and international wineries, local Beer City and area breweries, regional distilleries, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers will gather to transform the US Cellular Center into a culinary circus. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan beverage makers, as well as select nonprofits and regional crafters. Culinary events will take place throughout the day, as will the Winemaker Competitions.
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival was named as a Top 20 Winning Event, in 2014 by the Southeast Tourism Society. With a wine glass and festival program in hand, Festival goers can choose their own culinary adventure among the competitions, tastings, and incredible savory experiences. Don’t miss your opportunity…come taste for yourself what so many others have found to be a true culinary circus. Information and tickets, visit: ashevillewineandfood.com