Dinner: Appalachia Rising

  • Fri, Sep 8, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Restoration Hotel

    68 Patton Avenue
    Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Ticket Price $250.00 This event is now over


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, Sam Fore, Camille Cogswell, John Fleer, Meherwan Irani, and Josiah McGaughey.

At the delicious leading edge of creativity, this will be a meal to remember.

Date & Time

Fri, Sep 8, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

The Restoration Hotel

68 Patton Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 The Restoration Hotel
Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival

Chow Chow's mission is to celebrate and enrich the unique foodways of the Southern Appalachian region. Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival is the organization's flagship annual event, held every year on the weekend after Labor Day. In 2023 we will gather September 7-10th to eat, drink, and be merry while we explore the themes of Cultivating, Preserving, Collborating, and Innovating with a robust line-up of presenters. 

As makers, chefs, artists, farmers and business owners, our vision is an equitable and thriving regional food system, where culinary and creative enterprise are central to community identity and resilience. We welcome the collective sum of differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent our makers and guests bring to Chow Chow, and we look forward to celebrating together.

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