As foodies, we can all agree that dining out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is one of the best parts of a vacation. When you stay at Orchard Inn, traveling to Asheville for a delicious meal or two is an absolute must. There are so many great restaurants in the city that you’ll want to stay at Orchard Inn over and over again just to try them all! If you’re a foodie looking to try the city’s cuisine, we recommend attending the Taste of Asheville.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Taste of Asheville
What Is the Taste of Asheville?
Every year, dozens of restaurants and mixologists come together and showcase their best dishes and offerings. Attendees get to dine and sip on some of the best fare the city has to offer, and it’s all for a good cause! This annual food-filled event is hosted every year by Asheville Independent Restaurants, or AIR, as a fundraiser. Their goal is to improve the Asheville restaurant scene and keep its high standards, plus give back to the community. AIR is made up of suppliers, chefs, farmers, culinary teachers, restaurateurs, and sponsors that are dedicated to their mission.
The money raised at Taste of Asheville goes towards great causes such as the Chefs of Tomorrow Scholarship that helps aspiring chefs go to a local culinary school.
When Does the Taste of Asheville Take Place?
The Taste of Asheville takes place every year in November. The date changes depending on the year, so make sure you check the website or contact the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association for this year’s date.
What Food and Drinks Are Offered?
During your time at the event, you’ll get small tastes of what is served at the restaurants and bars in the city. There is always something for everyone. Indulge in everything from Southern comfort food to classic Indian cuisine! There are even desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. This event is the perfect place to pick the next Asheville restaurant you want to visit and mingle with other food lovers. Make sure to go with an empty stomach!
Stay at Orchard Inn during the Taste of Asheville
Orchard Inn is the perfect place to stay if you’re thinking of coming to western North Carolina for the Taste of Asheville. Have a relaxing mountain getaway at our bed and breakfast away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still be close enough to easily access it. Choose from our cozy accommodations to find your perfect escape. Nestled in the foothills of Western North Carolina, all of our accommodations offer gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. Our goal is to create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable stay. What are you waiting for? Book your stay today!