August 18-19, 2017
Don't miss Asheville's biggest culinary weekend of the year! Find out why our "Foodtopia" is getting so much national attention for the food and drink scene. At this event, sample and savor the best of the best. The Asheville Wine & Food Festival is a delicious culinary weekend of food, drink, and fun. This year, events will be held in a variety of places in downtown, including Park Square Park, restaurants and South Slope breweries.
In 2017, Asheville named “New Top City for Wine in the United States” by The Travel Channel. The area receives many accolades for innovative and local food. Southern Living has listed Asheville among the “Tastiest Towns in the South.” The Asheville Wine & Food Festival brings together the finest wines, exceptional restaurants, craft beer, spirits, and handcrafted foods.
- Friday Grand Tasting, 12-5 PM Pack Square Park: Meet and enjoy the many flavors of local and regional restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and hand crafted foods. Features Christopher Prieto, a celebrity BBQ Pitmaster. $45/person
- Saturday Grand Tasting, 11 AM-4 PM Pack Square Park: Visit many of the vendors and exhibitors and meet chefs and brewers from restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries - along with handcrafted food artisans. $60/person
- Saturday "Sweet & Savory" 4-7 PM Renaissance Hotel: Enjoy amazing desserts, restaurants, wines, brews and cocktails in luxury as you listen to great music and relax. This event is reserved for ticket holders of the Full Weekend Ticket or the Early Bird Special. $100-$140/person
2017 Featured Chefs
- Chef Tariq Hanna of Restaurant Salon by Sucré
- Chef Kyle Allen of Mountain Madre Kitchen & Agave Bar
- Chef Nicole Blastow of Twisted Laurel
- Chef TJ Centanni of Calypso
- Chef Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano
- Chef Duane Fernandes of Isa's Bistro & Hemingway's Cuba
- Chef Matthew Miner of Jargon
- Chef Don Paleno of The Colorful Palate & President of WNC Culinary Association
Buy tickets in advance since these events often sell-out (and you bypass the ticket line!). Attendees must be ages 21 and over. For more information and tickets for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, go to their website.