Small Bites: WNC Chefs Challenge comes to Pack’s Tavern

Squaring off: Chef Rob Keener hails from Square 1 Cafe, a modern-American restaurant in Hendersonville. Photos courtesy of WNC Magazine.

The WNC Chefs Challenge competitions are set to heat up Tuesday nights at The Century Room at Pack's Tavern on 20 S. Spruce St. in downtown Asheville. The weekly competitions pit two teams of chefs against each other in a battle of culinary chops. À la Iron Chef, there is a secret ingredient and a panel of judges. But even better than watching a cooking competition? Eating every morsel that comes out of that kitchen — and getting to vote yourself.

Every Tuesday night starting on March 20, WNC Magazine and Pack's Tavern host the dueling chefs and their teams, who will create three courses each with said mystery ingredient. Just cross your fingers that "Battle Onion" never again rears its odorous head.

Want to attend a WNC Chefs Challenge dinner and judge for yourself? Tickets are $49 per person and include multiple courses — but not beverages, tax or gratuity. Call Pack's Tavern at 225-6944 to reserve your space.

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