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Posana and Lamborn Family Vineyards Wine Dinner
DATE: April 17
TIME: 6:30 p.m.


Join us on April 17th for a five-course meal prepared by Posana’s chefs and meticulously paired with wines from Lamborn Family Vineyards. Visit our website to see the menu and pairings, and call us at 828.505.3969 to reserve your seat. *$110 per seat, nonrefundable. Does not include tax or gratuity. Purchase tickets here. 


Beef Hind Quarter Butchery & Wine Class
The Chop Shop
DATE: April 18
TIME: 6 p.m.


See the Head Butcher/owner breakdown a hind-quarter of dry aged Apple Brandy Beef along with Seth Church the farmer himself. Learn the difference in some often-confused names of popular cuts, learn about cuts you’ve never heard of, and cooking techniques to maximize the meals you can cook from this section of a beef. All while tasting some amazing red wines that’ll pair perfectly with some of the best beef on the East Coast, with help from our friends at the Country Vintner. Everyone will take home some delicious beef just in time to grill for the weekend! Tickets are $100 per person. Purchase tickets here! 


Grape Greek Wine Dinner
La Fete
DATE: April 18
TIME: 6 p.m.


Michel has long had an affinity for the obscure vineyard and non-noble grape (noble being the designation given the well-known grapes from Burgundy and Bordeaux), as evidenced in the Bouchon wine list. Local wine pro, Richard McKinney of Tryon Distributing, is Michel’s co-conspirator for the Grape Geek dinners. Asheville native Richard has been all over the globe in his 25 years in the wine biz, with a particular affinity for European wines. He’ll choose appropriately uncommon wines, introduce them, and provide expert commentary at each dinner. Dinners are limited to thirty seats and will feature a multi-course meal paired with wines. Cost is $75 per person, (plus tax & service). Menus and wines for the dinners, in keeping with the “open mind” approach, are not divulged in advance. To reserve your place, send an email to


Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet
DATE: April 21
TIME: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Join Roux in Biltmore Park for a special Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet in Biltmore Park on April 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. featuring an array of local and regionally-sourced goodies including BBQ Scottish Salmon, Baked Ratatouille Gratin, Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits Station, Carved to order Virginia Ham, Omelets and Local Eggs cooked to order, Roux’s Signature Fried Chicken, Bananas Foster French Toast and so much more! Cost is $35.95 for adults, $16.95 ages 12-6, 5 and under are free with paying adult. For reservations call Roux at 828-209-2715 or visit


Guest Chef Ramp Dinner
DATE: April 23
TIME: 6 p.m.


Join us for our 2nd annual Guest Chef Ramp Dinner Tuesday, April 23 featuring five local chefs! Chefs are Executive Chef Brian Crow, Chestnut;Executive Chef Josh Chapman, Corner Kitchen;Executive Chef Kenneth Blalock, Copper Crown;Executive Chef Duane Fernandes, Hemingway’s Cuba;Executive Chef Ryan Kline, Zambra Tapas Wine & Bar. Festivities begin at 6 PM with passed hors d’oeuvres, a short conversation from a local Ramp forager and a 5-course dinner to follow! Cost is $125 per person. For menu and tickets, click on link.


Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest 
Highland Brewing
DATE: April 28
TIME: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Meet the makers and the milkers, explore the craft of cheese making, sample and buy lots of local cheese! Come to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on April 28th, 2019 and join us on the grounds of Highland Brewing Co (rain or shine) to celebrate southern cheese and support the WNC Cheese Trail. Explore the process from the field and farm to the dinner plate. Learn about the past, present, and future of this ancient craft. We’ll have a wide variety of family-fun activities, vendors from across the industry, demos, discussions and more! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here! 




Vision Cellars Wine Dinner
Benne on Eagle
DATE: May 1
TIME: 6 p.m.


Benne on Eagle and Table Wine are excited to welcome Mac MacDonald to Asheville for a dining experience featuring chef Ashleigh Shanti’s innovative cuisine paired with Vision Cellars’ wines. The dinner will feature 4 courses paired perfectly with Mac’s outstanding wines, and Table Wine is the retail partner for the event. Seating is limited for this incredible wine and dine experience.Cost is $65/person plus tax and tip – reservations required and just 24 seats available. To make reservations, call Benne on Eagle at 828.552.8833.


Mother’s Day Brunch 
DATE: May 12
TIME: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Roux is celebrating all the mother’s out there with their locally-sourced Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet celebration! Buffet features Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Traditional Mac & Cheese, Shrimp & Smoked Gouda Grits, a Huevos Rancheros Station, Bananas Foster French Toast, and so much more! This is a wonderful way to bring the whole family together and share in love & laughs around the table. Cost is $38.95 for adults, $17.95 ages 12-6, 5 and under are free with paying adult. For reservations call Roux at 828-209-2715 or visit