Wine and Food Festival

The Asheville Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting – Saturday, August 24, 2013

I am participating in the 2013 Asheville Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting!  I am so excited and really look forward to a great day celebrating the food and wine of Asheville and the Western North Carolina mountains.  I will be doing a cooking demo and highlighting recipes from my cookbook – Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook.

I hope to see everyone there and please stop by and say hello!!  The information and the link for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival are below.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

12-5 p.m. VIP | $75 (SOLD OUT)

1-5 p.m. General Admission | $55 (Tickets also available at the door)

U.S. Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St., Asheville

Even for locals, it’s still almost impossible to sample every delicious flavor the region has to offer, but The Grand Tasting comes pretty close. On Saturday, August 24, the U.S. Cellular Center will house the largest gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville. This year, nearly 125 local and international wine distributors and makers, a bevy of local Beer City and area brewers, regional distillers, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers will line the concourse and ground floor of the arena. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan makers, as well as select nonprofits and regional crafters. Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as the Amateur Winemaker Competition. And you won’t want to miss the WNC Chefs Challenge finale, when the Best Chef in WNC will be revealed.

A VIP ticket grants early admission and access to the VIP Lounge, where guests can enjoy full pours of wine and a smorgasbord of gourmet bites.

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