Tonight: “Nose to Ale” farm dinner at The Blackbird, featring Higland Brewing and Heritage Farms

Local chefs, local brews, local pig. The Blackbird restaurant on Biltmore Avenue will host a farm dinner tonight. Six courses based on Heritage Farms pork will be paired with six beers from Highland Brewing. Here are the details from the press release:

Feb. 19, 2013

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins 6 p.m.
6 courses and 6 beers for $55
Featuring Highland Brew Company & Heritage Farms


Pork shank pierogi (dumpling)
Gaelic Ale

Eastern North Carolina pulled pork slider with spicy slaw
Devil’s Britches Red Ale

Braised pork cheek & wild mushroom risotto
St. Terese’s Pale Ale

Grilled house-made chorizo
Sorghum bacon, braised Greens
Kashmir IPA

Cassoulet redux
Pork belly, guinea hen confit, great northern beans, house-made boudin noir sausage
Bourbon Barrel Aged Gaelic Ale

Caramel bacon ice cream on Mocha Stout ginger cake
Thunderstruck Porter

Reservations: 828-254-2502


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