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.






9th Annual Wing War
Crowne Plaza Hotel
DATE: March 8
TIME: 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Asheville Wing War is the most entertaining and exciting way to discover the best restaurants and chefs in our community. This national event production company pits restaurant vs restaurant in a head to head competition and you get to be the judge! Tickets are start at $25. Purchase here! 

Seafood Basics
The Chop Shop
DATE: March 12
TIME: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Understanding how to source better seafood and prepare it at home is a valuable skill for anyone looking to improve the quality and taste of their fish at home! In this two-hour class, seafood wizard, Rob Jones, will teach you the secrets of buying, preparing, and cooking some of the most amazing fish from our coastal waters. Tickets are $85 – $95 each. Purchase here! 

Whole Hog Butchery Class
Hickory Nut Gap
DATE: March 16
TIME: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Learn about how our hogs are pasture raised from our farm director Asher Wright.  He will discuss heritage breeds, health benefits of pasture raised pork and how various inputs on the production side impact the quality of the meat. Enjoy a beautiful spread of our in-house made Charcuterie & a locally crafted adult beverage of your choice. Tickets are $125 and available for purchase here!

Wild Fermentation Workshop
Hickory Nut Gap
DATE: March 24
TIME: 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join Fermenti for a hands-on demonstration and discussion designed to introduce you to the basic principles of vegetable fermentation for the home, hobby farmer/gardener and foodie alike! Problem solving techniques, creative approaches and planning your garden with intention to ferment will all be discussed. The two basic types of vegetable fermentation will be covered: self-brining (sauerkraut and kimchi) and brined vegetables (pickles). Purchase tickets here! 

Beer Dinner
Hemmingway’s Cuba
DATE: March 25
TIME: 6 p.m.

Join them as they kick off their 2020 beer dinner series at Hemingway’s Cuba. On March 25, they are partnering with Foothills Brewing to bring you Cuban dishes, perfectly paired with their renowned and award-winning brews. Foothills Brewing is located in Winston-Salem, NC and has been brewing since 2005. They focus on how the simple ingredients; water, yeast, grains, and hops can transform to make every beer special. Executive Chef, Duane Fernandes and a representative from Foothills Brewing will explain each dish and the complimenting beer paring throughout the evening. Reservations required. Tickets are $45 each. Please call the restaurant direct at 828.417.6866 or email

Blind Pig Supper Club
undisclosed location
DATE: March 29
TIME: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure with a 5 courses menu. Undisclosed Location. Menu Undisclosed.Proceeds Benefit Mountain Child Advocacy Center. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here!