The 2016 Taste of Asheville, presented by Mission Health, will bring together over 40 of Asheville’s best chefs for tastings and samplings of old favorites and new creations. In addition to AIR restaurant members, there will be plenty of beverages provided by Tryon Distributing, Empire Distributors and Biltmore Wines, as well as, local beer and cider.
This year we are adding local buskers to the party! AIR has parterned with the Asheville Busker's Collective to bring the sights and sounds of Asheville's streets inside. Expect to hear music from The Fly by Night Rounders and The All Arounders. Entertainment will also be provided by the Silver Drummer Girl, one of Asheville's favorite professional human statues.
VIP tickets allow early entry into the event at 6pm, one hour ahead of general admission, at $100/person. General admission tickets will allow access at 7pm and are $75/person.
The Blackbird, Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian, Old Europe Coffee & Pastries, Sovereign Remedies, Mojo Kitchen & Lounge, City Bakery, Urban Orchard Cider Company, Medea's Real Food Cafe, Bhramari Brewhouse, Desserts by Heirloom Hospitality Group: Curate/Nightbell, The Chocolate Fetish, Sante Wine Bar & Tap Room, High Five Coffee Bar, Twisted Laurel, ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall, The Corner Kitchen, Chestnut, Marco's Pizzeria, Buffalo Nickel, The Lobster Trap, Isa's Bistro, Blue Dream Curry House, Pack's Tavern, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Sunny Point Cafe, The Southern Kitchen & Bar, Mela Indian Restaurant, Ultimate Ice Cream, Strada Italiano, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company & Catawba Brewing Company
The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR), which is now in its second decade, is an association of local, independent restaurants dedicated to keeping Asheville’s food scene eclectic, interesting, fresh and flavorful. It’s more than 100 members contribute richly to the city’s reputation as a culinary destination and a national leader in the farm-to-table movement.