Bethany Qualls | Aug 11, 2011
Got a sweet tooth? Then SWEET, an event of epic dessert proportions in Asheville, North Carolina is for you. This weekend (August 12-13), the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville will become a playground for those who love culinary adventures, particularly decadent desserts. It’s a food and wine festival not to be missed!
As the beginning of the Asheville Food and Wine Festival, SWEET starts things off on the right food with locally sourced desserts, drinks, music, and more. Many shops stay open so you can walk off all the delicious tastes while some restaurants are offering discounted meals beforehand. On Saturday the Grand Tasting takes place, the area’s largest gathering of local foods paired with delicious regional, national, and international wines. And don’t miss the finale of the WNC Chefs Challenge with chefs Michael Gonzalez and Nate Allen or one of the educational seminars about wine and cooking.
SWEET is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday night in the Grove Arcade, the Grand Tasting from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. Asheville has become known as a culinary destination throughout the nation; let this be the reason for you to discover its unique combination of food and wine. And, of course, dessert!
About the Author: A teacher, traveler, student of languages, and wrangler of words, Bethany harbors a love of helping others find information and communicate it in the clearest way possible. She has taught English as a foreign language in France, Serbia, and the U.S., maintained records for archeological excavations in Greece and Turkey, proofread or edited almost every kind of document known to humankind. When not finding even more delicious food at the latest restaurant or reading in the sporadic San Francisco sunshine (an art to itself) she loves storytelling, biking, and bringing people together. She finds that conferences are often a concentrated milieu for finding interesting folks and is currently working on a MA in English Literature at SFSU.