AIR’s community of flavorsome entrepreneurs have made Asheville a unique dining destination. Check out our AIR culinary calendar full of local AIR events and affairs.






Italian Night
Isis Music Hall   
Oct. 25 
8:30 PM 

Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith of the Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers join forces to perform an evening of string music. Isis Music Hall will offer a five-course special Italian menu that includes Fried Baby Buffalo Mozzarella, Pesto Chicken & Smoked Corn Chowder, Italian Chopped Salad, Chicken Scarpariello or Bronze Filet Mignon and Pumpkin Tiramisu or traditional Zabaglione. Cost for the five-course meal is $40. Isis will also offer their regular menu for guests and vegan options are available. Contact Isis Music Hall at 828-575-2737 for reservations.


Allesandro Cellai Wine dinner
Strada Italiano  
Oct. 25  
6 PM 

5 course dinner perfectly paired with Allesandro Wines, winemaker will be in attendance. $100 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call the restaurant at (828) 348-8448 to reserve, we are able to accommodate gluten free and vegetarian diners, please indicate any dietary considerations when making your reservation. More info and menu available at


Fall Tea Tasting 
Asheville Tea Company   
Oct. 27   
 2PM – 7PM 

Come visit the tea blending room and shared space with Asheville Goods! They will be open from 2-7pm for the Fall Pop Up and Tasting. Asheville Tea Company will be providing a free sampling of their fall seasonal tea blends like their line of Chai’s, Spiced Apple Rooibos and Hibiscus Ginger, and the shop will be open for business. Come have a cuppa!





French Wine Dinner  
Nov. 7
6PM – 930PM 


Chef Joe Scully and Local Wine Importer Steve Pigniatello are at it again. Burgundy Wines brought stateside by Steve, Classic cuisine by Joe. We have done this many times dating back to 2001. Each time it is different, each time it has been fun, delicious and interesting.  This year we are joined by Katie Moore, local cheese expert with WNC Cheese Trail. Dinner honoring Auguste Escoffier w/ “The Complete Guide to the Art of Modern Cookery”. Tickets are $125 per person. Purchase here!


Taste & Tunes of Asheville  
AIR at the Venue   
Nov. 15


The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) hosts the 2018 Taste of Asheville: Taste & Tunes Thursday, Nov. 15 at The Venue in downtown Asheville. From award-winning southern cuisine to bold new worldly flavors, the Taste of Asheville brings over 40 of Asheville’s famed independent restaurants together for an unforgettable evening of sampling small bites, craft beverages and spirits. This year, AIR has once again teamed up with the Asheville Buskers Collective to highlight the city’s celebrated street musicians. This event not only entertains the taste buds, it also is 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) are $100; general admission tickets are $75. Purchase tickets HERE!


New Orleans Jazz Dinner  
Nov. 15
5 PM – 9 PM 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the Good Times Roll! Join us at Jargon on Thursday, November 15 for their first New Orleans-themed jazz dinner. Chef Marcus Day gets back to his roots to present a one-night-only exclusive dinner menu designed around the culinary traditions of Louisiana. In addition to an array of small and large dishes to choose from, they’ll have live New Orleans-style jazz, cocktails and desserts. More info here!


Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet  
Nov. 22
1 PM – 7 PM 

Celebrate our bountiful harvest! Bring your family and friends to join Roux at the 2018 Roux Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet. Buffet features include carved-to-order Roasted NC Tangle Wood Farms Turkey, Baked Ham with Maple Bourbon Glaze, Ancient Grains & Kale Salad, Roasted Parsnips, Brussel Sprouts & Carrots, Green Bean & Portobello Gratin, Artisan Breads with Pesto Butter, Garlic Cheddar Biscuits, homemade Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Bread Pudding with Cherry Anglaise and so much more! Buffet is $46 for adults and $21 for children 12 and under. Free for children 5 and under. For reservations call 828-209-2715 or visit Check out the full Thanksgiving menu at