MAKING HAY: Chef William Dissen, owner of The Market Place, celebrates the upcoming launch of his new Charlotte restaurant, Haymaker, with a Blind Pig Supper Club event this week.

Chef William Dissen celebrates new Charlotte venture with Blind Pig event

Chef William Dissen has been one of the faces of Asheville’s culinary scene since he bought The Market Place restaurant from its founder, Mark Rosenstein, eight years ago. On the cusp of The Market Place’s 38th year in operation, Dissen recently announced his newest venture — a 150-seat farm-to-table restaurant in uptown Charlotte. Located just around the corner […]

Todd Woods, chef de cuisine at Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder, brings to his job a deep-rooted love of Southern cooking. Photo courtesy of Todd Woods

Changes at Seven Sows

Things have been changing at Asheville’s beloved Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder. Hosting Blind Pig Supper Club events both regionally and on the road, chef and owner Michael Moore has found himself drawn from the kitchen more and more lately, leading to rumors that he was closing or selling the restaurant.

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Turning Japanese, the movie: Blind Pig supper club travels to the Far East (includes video)

On Sunday, Jan. 22, Blind Pig — a not-for-profit dinner club held in various “secret” locations around Asheville — hosted the Rising Sun dinner, a 12-course Japanese meal prepared by chefs from the Admiral and Cucina 24. Local filmmaker Aaron Morrell documented the entire process, from start to finish. We have the video for you here.