For many local chefs, the trends that matter often have more to do with the philosophy of food than the ingredients and focus on issues like food waste and transparency.
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.
At a pop-up event this weekend, chef Nate Allen will highlight the cuisine of the Levant region while raising money to help the displaced people of Syria.
Whether advocating for change or dishing about microgreens, Asheville is filled with chefs who hold community close to heart.
Several Asheville potters and glass artists will prepare tableware for the dinner, and chef Nathan Allen will plate the courses with a focus on design.
The acclaimed Spruce Pine restaurant builds a craft cocktail bar next door.