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Asheville’s Wine and Food Festival for 2014


This will be the 6th year that Asheville is offering a Foodtopian experience to showcase just what these Western Mountains has to savor, enjoy and imbibe.  Asheville’s Wine and Food Festival is split into 3 days of heaven, Thursday, August 21 thru Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Tickets are available at www.ashevillewineandfood.com.

Each day is a separate theme: ELIXIR, on Thursday, August 21, from 6 to 8pm at a secret location somewhere in Asheville.  The focus is Cocktails and the wizardry of Mixology. It is a competition using the spirits only from North Carolina.  There will be live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres  as you sample each creation.

The theme for Friday: SWEET, August 22, from 8 to 10 pm in the Grove Arcade.  Explore tastes from local bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, wine vendors, local breweries and local distillers.  Music will be jazz performed by ONE LEG UP.  The shops in the Grove arcade will also keep their doors open during this event.

The final theme for Saturday: GRAND TASTING, August 23, from 1-5 pm for VIP entrance and 2 to 5 pm for General Admission in the US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street.  There will be over 125 international and local wines, regional distilleries, farmers, restaurants and chefs, local Beer City Breweries.  All located on the arena floor and on the concourse and for your individual tasting.



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 http://bit.ly/N73huT ; 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.