The local libation celebration kicks off Monday, May 1, with a lineup of events featuring 30 distilleries, more than 20 mixologists and eight chefs at 20 venues throughout Asheville.
Luella’s Bar-B-Que will duplicate its pork-purveying efforts with a new location in Biltmore Park; Asheville Wine & Food Festival has announced its first Asheville Cocktail Week; Local Provisions is serving Italian wines with the flavors of winter at a pairing dinner; and The Hop Ice Creamery is celebrating its first year with free kiddie scoops for all.
Asheville’s bartenders battled it out Thursday evening for top honor in this year’s Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s Elixir craft cocktail competition. Story by Jonathan Ammons and photo gallery by Cindy Kunst
Webo’s BBQ moves to River Ridge, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival dishes out its annual carnival of edible delights, Mela opens a new restaurant at UNC Asheville, The Fresh Market celebrates Hatch chiles and the Henderson County Cooperative Extension offers a workshop on preserving tomatoes.
Sunny Point Café is well-known for its breakfast and brunch offerings, but for the past few months, Noah Hermanson, the restaurant’s self-described “libations engineer,” has been crafting a new bar program inspired by his passion for food.