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2018 Taste of Asheville "Taste & Tunes," presented by Mission Health

Asheville Independent Restaurant Association

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

2018 Taste of Asheville "Taste & Tunes," presented by...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
VIP (Early Admission @ 6pm) 8h 43m $100.00 $7.62
General Admission (Admission @ 7pm) 8h 43m $75.00 $6.24

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Asheville’s biggest culinary event celebrates 10 years of bold flavors and palate pleasers.

The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) hosts the 2018 Taste of Asheville: Taste & Tunes, Presented by Mission Health, 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. 

This special evening celebrates a taste of some of the best that Asheville has to offer. Get your tickets before they sell out!

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. There will not be tickets sold at the door.



Have questions about 2018 Taste of Asheville "Taste & Tunes," presented by Mission Health? Contact Asheville Independent Restaurant Association

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The Venue Asheville
21 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Asheville Independent Restaurant Association

Founded in 2003, Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) began with four restaurants and has grown to more than 140 restaurant members. Today, this eclectic trade association offers a wide variety of educational programming targeted to member needs: food safety, HR issues, management training and marketing, as well as advocacy when needed.


Featured regularly in the New York Times, Garden & Gun, Bon Appetite and other media outlets, our members are some of the most popular restaurants in the Southeast. Several chef/owners are recipients/finalists in the coveted James Beard Awards as well.

AIR members also give back. Donating tens of thousands of dollars in food to area non-profits, volunteering on boards and teaching up-and-coming culinarians, AIR supports the Asheville community who in turn supports them.

AIR is food in Asheville.

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