Join us for a lively evening with the Southeast’s James Beard Award-recognized chefs and mixologists defining Modern Appalachian cooking at the gorgeous new Restoration Hotel in Downtown Asheville. Several of the featured chefs hail from Asheville (deemed one of the “Best Food Cities to Travel to in 2023” by Eater) and will serve as unofficial hosts to this esteemed group of regional luminaires.
Cocktail hour will feature creations from Shannon Healy, James Beard-recognized mixologist, followed by a thought-provoking discussion about what it means to represent Appalachia through food and beverage, moderated by author, Western North Carolina native and television host Sheri Castle in conversation with Chefs Meherwan Irani, Katie Button, John Fleer, Greg Collier, and Camille Cogswell.
The multi-course dinner will be presented by James Beard recognized chefs Sahar Siddiqi, Cleophus Heathington, Camille Cogswell, John Fleer, Meherwan Irani, and Josiah McGaughey.
At the delicious leading edge of creativity, this will be a meal to remember.