With the winter months almost behind us, it is time to start planning on a warm spring. The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association has just the answer you are looking for.
What: Stay at one of Asheville’s finest bed & breakfasts; enjoy a gourmet breakfast and luxurious surroundings; vote your palate as a judge at Fire on the Rock, a North Carolina-based cooking competition promoting NC chefs, farmers and diners! At Fire on the Rock, you’ll enjoy three courses from each chef, using a secret North Carolina ingredient. This is statewide series of dinners taking place in Wilmington, Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte. Final Fire in Raleigh will kick off in November; all winning regional chefs will compete for final bragging rights.
Who: The 17 inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association are partnering with the following participating restaurants and Got to Be NC Competition Dining. From Asheville, we have Strada Italiano, Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, Ambrozia, King James Public House and Lexington Avenue Brewery (LAB). Season’s at Highland Lake Inn & Resort is located in Flat Rock, NC. Vidalia and The Gamekeeper are in Boone, NC.
Where: All Fire on the Rock dinners, featuring two chefs from the list above each night, take place at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate. See the full schedule and more details here from Carolina Epicurean blog: http://bit.ly/N73huT
When: Monday and Tuesday Nights 6:30-10 pm, March 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 (semi-finals). The package is not available for the final on March 31.
1 night’s lodging at an Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Inn (www.ashevillebba.com)
2 Tickets to Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series “Fire On the Rock”
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)
Please contact your selected inn for package pricing and availability as inns offer different rates and amenities. Some inns are pet-friendly. The innkeeper will book your tickets to the event.
Questions? Contact Susan Murray at the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (828-254-3608)