A Culinary Circus of Drink, Music, Competitions & Fun in Asheville
AMUSE & ESSENCE - the Newest Culinary Excitement in Asheville. Distilleries, Mixologists & Chefs! The chefs are bringing their best culinary talents and the mixologists are presenting their best creativity. You taste and judge the best chef and best mixologist. The top chefs move on to the GRAND TASTING at the US Cellular Center and the top mixologists get to expand their performance at ELIXIR! Two Competitions to start the Summer Fun!
What is AMUSE? AMUSE is culinary artistry and showmanship preselected by the chef and mixologists, intensified by the competition among competitors and emphasizing smaller, more intensely flavored courses. “The amuse-bouche is the best way for a great chef to express his or her big ideas in small bites.” Friday, May 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the MHCC Event Center.
Meet the distilleries in North Carolina, including moonshine from Troy & Sons in Asheville, Cardinal Gin from Southern Artisan Spirits in Kings Mountain, Covington Distillery "Sweet Potaot Vodaka", Blue Ridge Distillery "Whisky" and more.
Come and enjoy the food and sample wonderful drinks and spirits. Chefs and Mixologists will compete to see who will be represented at ELIXIR and at the GRAND TASTING. The 2015 ELIXIR event is on Thursday, August 20 at the MHCC Event Center and the GRAND TASTING is August 22 at the US Cellular Center. Think of this as Theater! Purchase your tickets today: wwwe. ashevillewineandfood.com
AMUSE (May 1) is presented by Capital at Play
ESSENCE (June 26), is presented by The Local Palate.
Competing Chefs & Mixologists will be judged by you the attendee to determine who will get a chance to be at ELIXIR and the GRAND TASTING. You get to enjoy the spirits, the food, and the action at the MHCC Event Center! Buy your tickets on-line today! ashevillewineandfood.com
*No Under-age Admission will be permitted – Must be at least 21 years of age