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Want To Be a Judge For a Chef’s Challenge Competition Dinner? Come Stay at Applewood Manor for Fire on the Rock

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Do you love to give your opinion especially concerning food?  You can be a participant and a judge for Fire on the Rock, North Carolina’s state wide Chef’s competition, running simultaneously (Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte) on March 10-11 and March 17-18, semi -finals March 24-25, 2014 in Asheville.  Come stay at Applewood Manor Inn B&B and secure a Fire on the Rock Package to judge both nights or just one night;  dining at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate,  on food prepared by two Chef’s from either Strada Italiano, Vadalia, Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, Seasons at Highland Lake & Resort in Flat Rock, The Gamekeeper in Boone, NC, Ambrozia, King James Public House and LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery).  Go to ; a blog to tell you what two chefs were cooking.

Fire on the Rock Package are the cost of single or two nights stay at Applewood Manor Inn ranges from $145 to $200/night (without taxes) and then the cost of tickets (we will procure them in your name) for the date you desire listed below and included is a FREE surprise Package bag for two:

Monday, 3/10 and/or Tuesday, 3/11; from 6:30 to 10PM-cost for tickets $75**/each

Monday, 3/17 and/or Tuesday, 3/18; from 6:30 to 10PM-cost for tickets $75**/each

Semi-Finals- Monday, 3/24 and/or Tuesday, 3/25, 6:30 to 10PM- cost $88**/each

**All ticket prices above inclusive of all taxes.  * Package bag for each couple with  Fire on the Rock participation get:

1or 2 night’s lodging at Applewood Manor Inn B&B


2 Tickets to- Got to NC Competition Dining Series “Fire On the Rock” per night


2 Wine Glasses from NC Wine & Grape Council


1 Bottle Cackalacky Sauce (sample size)


Free dessert for two at Ambrozia


Free dessert for two at The King James Public House


10% off lunch or dinner at Seasons Restaurant


$10 off $25 purchase (alcohol not included) at LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)


One complimentary chef’s choice appetizer with the purchase of a bottle of wine @Strada Italiano


Buy two signature drinks and get your choice of 1 complimentary tapas at The Social Lounge


Savor the Inns of Asheville:  Cookbook of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (not available at all Inns)

Add some fun to your life along with being treated with Southern hospitality and join us at Applewood Manor Inn B&B to attend Fire on the Rock.




Asheville Small Plate Crawl February 25-27, 2014

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At the Applewood Manor, we are known as a foodie location and indeed that is an adjective that is well deserved with all our fantastic restaurants!  This up coming mid week, Tuesday thru Thursday, February 25-27, 2014 we will have another Small Plate Crawl.

All you need to do is go to the website and print out a AIRpass for each person in your party.  You bring that with you to have each participating restaurant mark that you ate there, leave this AIRpass at the last restaurant you visit and there will be a drawing for a prizes.  This website also allows you to check out the menus for the small plate crawl.  Not all entrees at each restaurant are part of the crawl.

The cost of the small plates will range from $3 to $8 each, some will be paired with Biltmore Estate

The participating restaurants are: downtown: The Lobster Trap, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Jerusalem Garden, Posana Cafe, Chestnut, Zambra, Creperie Bouchon, Strada Italiano, Isa’s Bistro, Santw Wine Bar, French Broad Chocolates, Market Place Restaurant, Chai Pani (Meherwan Irani, chef at Chai Pani, is up for a possible James Beard Award this year along with Katie Button from Curate), Carmel’s Kitchen, King James Public House, Wicked Weed Brewing and Vincenzo’s Ristorante.  The Rivers Arts District has Blue Kudzu Sake.  Biltmore Village has the Red Stag Grill.  West Asheville has the Sunny Point Cafe.  South Asheville has 32*ICE BAR & Lounge and Pompodoro’s Cafe South.  If you go to any of the restaurants outside of downtown your entry for the prizes double for those restaurants. You also have to go to at least 5 restaurants to be eligible for the drawings.wines.  This cost does not include the tipping of the waiters that take care of you (they will be working very hard as they always do and deserve your tip).  I suggest you use cash only as this will speed up the time spent at each place.

It is is great way to have fun and get a taste of each restaurant.  Don’t worry you will not have to share plates, remember they are small plates!