Small Bites: Wine and dine for dogs

Hilton, a lab/golden retriever mix, was found abandoned with best friend Heidi, a 15-pound beagle mix. Both Hilton and Heidi were adopted together and live the life of luxury together in Biltmore Park, according to Animal Compassion Network events coordinator Kelly Stoner. Photo courtesy of ASN

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Roux at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park hosts the second annual “Whine and Dine” Dinner Gala to benefit the Animal Compassion Network’s Foster/Adoption programs on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. 

The event includes a welcome reception and a five-course, all-vegetarian dinner by executive chef Randy Dunn. Wine pairings from Maisons Marques & Domaines, donated by Mutual Distributing, will be included in the price — as will the special appearance from Hilton (pictured), the hotel’s rescued golden retriever and lab mix “spokesdog,” whom they adopted from Animal Compassion Network.

Tickets are $70 per person, $130 per couple and must be purchased in advance at Pet Harmony, located at 803 Fairview St. or online at animalcompassionnetwork.org. The Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park is located at Biltmore Park Town Square.

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