Asheville’s biggest culinary event celebrates its tenth anniversary of bold flavors and palate pleasers on Thursday, Nov. 15 at The Venue in downtown Asheville.
“We are always excited to celebrate the culinary diversity and ‘flavor’ of Asheville’s independent restaurants,” said Jane Anderson, AIR executive director. “We like to say that AIR is food in Asheville, and this event is our signature appetizer.”
From award-winning southern cuisine to bold new worldly flavors, the Taste of Asheville brings over forty of Asheville’s famed independent restaurants together for an unforgettable evening of sampling small bites, craft beverages, spirits and vintners.
“One of AIR’s most distinguishing features is the collaboration between local chefs, farmers, distillers and brewers,” Anderson said. “This collaboration of Asheville’s culinary spirit is truly brought to life at the Taste of Asheville in the selection of our local foods that pair well with local beverages.”
For the tenth anniversary, AIR has teamed up with the Asheville Buskers Collective to highlight the city’s celebrated street musicians.
“Attendees not only have the opportunity to taste 40 different restaurants and beverage makers, but now can enjoy the local sounds of our city’s incredible music scene in our partnership with the Asheville Buskers Collective,” Anderson said.
This event is also one of the largest fundraisers of the year to support the work of the AIR, which in turn supports the 120 members of the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association.
VIP tickets (early admission at 6:00 pm) are $100; general admission tickets ( admission at 7:00 pm) are $75. Find out more information and purchase tickets at the Taste of Asheville website.