Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Burgundy Wine Dinner with Pignatiello Wines

Join us for a tour of Burgundy in our own backyard!

Fleer's farm-to-table Appalachian cuisine and Pignatiello Wines' immaculately curated wines will be perfectly paired on Thursday, June 21st at 6:30pm. Guests will enjoy this menu multiple courses, each with its own wine accompaniment, tales from the importer, and great company. 

Tickets are $90 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Then take home the best of France: all wines will be available for purchase following the event. 

Space is limited for this multi-course event, so call Rhubarb at 828-785-1503 to reserve your space today!

A credit card on file will be required for all reservations, with a 24-hour cancellation policy.

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Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers Farm Dinner
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers Farm Dinner

Join Catawba Brewing, Chef John Fleer of Rhubarb restaurant, and Chef Gene Ettison of the Green Opportunities (GO) Kitchen Ready program for a freshly harvested farm dinner on Wednesday, May 30 at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester.  This five-course beer and food pairing will be held from 6:00-9:30 in the beautiful Appalachian mountains and features farm-fresh food, including appetizers and dessert. Early-bird tickets are $69 each and will be available until May 23.

Five courses of farm-fresh food, including appetizers and dessert, will be paired with five courses of Catawba’s craft brews and craft beer cocktails. Guests are invited to tour the grounds of Gaining Ground Farm, which has been providing organic vegetables to Asheville citizens for twenty years. Check back in May for a full menu listing of delicious local meats and organic vegetables.

If you have a dietary restriction, please indicate so at the time you purchase your tickets by emailing Gwen@greenopportunities.org.

Proceeds from this event benefit Green Opportunities, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to train, support, and connect people from marginalized communities to sustainable employment pathways.

Green Opportunities’ tuition-free Kitchen Ready culinary training program prepares Buncombe County residents for careers in the food service industry by pairing technical and life skills training with wrap-around support services. At this dinner, Green Opportunities will officially kick-off a year-long celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Founded in May 2008, GO is celebrating 10 years of creating sustainable employment pathways for youth and adults with low-incomes and promoting economic justice in Asheville.
 

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Asheville Bread Festival 2018
May
4
to May 6

Asheville Bread Festival 2018

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A weekend full of events glorifying gluten! This year's Bread Festival will span the city of Asheville, and include workshops and master classes. Our very own Chef Kaley Laird was a Featured Baker in 2017 and will have some of our fabulous baked goods at the Bread Fair on Saturday, May 5th at New Belgium Brewery from 10am - 2pm. You don't want to miss it! Tickets available through the Asheville Bread Festival Website, found by clicking below.

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Twelfth Night Dinner With Catawba Brewing and Gaining Ground Farm
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Twelfth Night Dinner With Catawba Brewing and Gaining Ground Farm

Twelfth Night marks the end of the holiday season and the beginning of the Carnival season....in other words, it's the PERFECT occasion to celebrate!

Chef John Fleer and his team are pairing up with our best friends Catawba Brewing and Gaining Ground Farm for a five-course dinner with beer pairings. In the work are foods that John describes as "literally epiphanic or revelatory" That means delightful dishes that may be hidden within a more plain "wrapping." 

The menu is still under works, but there'll definitely a King & Queen Cake from Pastry Chef Kaley Laird, as well as Timpano (from "Big Night!"). 

More than 35% of the proceeds will go toward providing great nutritional food to the children at Verner Early Learning Center, a high quality, affordable early care and education facility.

There's sure to be revelry and humor, so don't miss the opportunity to join us! 

Each ticket is a bargain with the Early Bird Special price of $65! 
Tickets will increase to $75 beginning on 1/1/18.

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Wines From Scratch With Finca Decero
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Wines From Scratch With Finca Decero

We are so excited for another opportunity to show Asheville the incredible hand-hewn wines of Finca Decero. Nestled in the foothills of Argentina's Andes Mountains, the Decero vineyards are sustainably managed, by hand, and Chef John Fleer believes their wines are among the best he's ever tasted from Argentina. 

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