Through restaurant ventures and a nonprofit culinary training program, Asheville is finding fresh ways to celebrate its soul food legacy.
Asheville Wine & Food Festival founder and director Bob Bowles says he faced challenges in securing a suitable location for this year’s event. In the meantime, a group of local chefs and business owners are making headway with plans for a new food and beverage festival with an experiential focus for 2019.
Nationally known speakers, cooking classes with Asheville chefs and visits to local farms and markets are all part of this new learning event for medical professionals and nutritionists.
The perennial’s tart edible stalks lend themselves to everything from pies to pickles, and its robust root systems make it an ideal plant for sharing with friends.
Some of Western North Carolina’s freshest spring ingredients are found outside the garden.
Local chefs gathered at The Rhu on May 9 to host a five-course dinner in support of the Haywood Street Congregation and its Downtown Welcome Table meal program.
Rhubarb chef John Fleer and Asheville-based author Ronni Lundy are up for awards this year, as is homegrown talent Camille Cogswell.
A few Western North Carolina Valentine’s Day events will offer a unique experience in addition to dinner and dessert — including opportunities to give from the heart.
Organic Growers School is hosting a Farm-to-Table Dinner fundraiser with chef John Fleer. Also, Meredith Leigh hosts a charcuterie workshop, Ole Shakey’s mixes bingo and brunch buffets, Knife & Fork join forces with Cucina 24 to explore the island of Sardinia and more.
With a new downtown space, chef John Fleer plans to connect local farmers with consumers, offer educational opportunities and promote discussions on food systems and policy.
MANNA FoodBank prepares for its largest fundraising party of the year, the Blue Jean Ball; David Meesters leads a class on healthy digestion at Villagers; Arancini makes another transformation into an Italian Sub spot; and Gaining Ground Farm and Yesterday Spaces host a dinner experience to benefit the GO Kitchen Ready program.
City Bakery will move all of its bread-making operations from Biltmore Avenue to Fletcher in a matter of weeks; Cucina 24 adds lunch service and a sour beer dinner with Wicked Weed’s sour brews; food writer Sheri Castle stops into Rhubard to celebrate her new release; and Villagers hosts a glass on medicinal ghees.
Chefs Nate Allen of Knife & Fork, Brian Canipelli of Cucina 24 and Cynthia Wong, formerly of Rhubarb, were all named semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards on Feb. 17.
With his expansion in the old French Broad Chocolate Lounge space, Rhubarb chef John Fleer hopes to create a new bakery, retail shop and event venue that continues his theme of celebrating local edibles.
From goose barnacles to puffer fish, Asheville chefs crave some crazy stuff.
The Golden Fleece: Slow Earth Kitchen brings Greek cuisine to Asheville this winter. Meanwhile, Rhubarb’s chef John Fleer is planning a collaborative holiday dinner;
Whether it’s fine dining, chocolate pairings, barbecue or curry, Catawba’s new initiatives aim to show beer’s versatility with food.
Soda Papa debuts handmade drinks, Salt & Smoke brings another food partnership to Burial Beer, local pizza makers get set for a showdown at Pizza Pan-demonium and former Red Stag Grill chef Adam Hayes joins the team at John Fleer’s Cashiers project, Canyon Kitchen.
Over breakfast at the Beard House in Greenwich Village, James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro announced the final nominees for the 25th annual James Beard awards.
Among the list of names was Asheville’s own John Fleer, chef at Rhubarb, downtown’s upscale farm-to-table eatery.
Founded in honor of cookbook author, educator and American cuisine enthusiast James Beard, the James Beard Foundation’s mission is “to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage…” And three Asheville chefs — John Fleer of Rhubarb, Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani and MG Road and Katie Button of Nightbell and Curate — also have […]
It’s Ashley English Week at Rhubarb! The local author, known for her Homemade Living book series, is thrilled to be showcasing recipes for both food and drinks at the celebrated restaurant, which she calls one of her favorite local spots. “Who would’ve ever guessed that my patronage of a restaurant so seriously deserving of every […]