Highland Brewing Company, Biltmore Winery, and chef Graham House of Sovereign Remedies are hosting Grapes, Grain, & Graham, a ticketed dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Highland Brewing. The dinner, which will event benefit Manna FoodBank, will feature four Appalachian-inspired courses, expertly paired with a Highland beer and a Biltmore wine.
This event is both an exhibit of chef House’s dedication to local agriculture and foraged ingredients as well as an exploration of the relationship between beer and wine.
Drawing upon the olfactory and taste sensations of Chef House’s creations, Highland Sensory Scientist Megan Rayfield and John Justice of Biltmore Winery have selected drink pairings that highlight different aspects of each dish. Rayfield, Justice and chef House will guide guests through the inspiration behind courses and how the food is complemented by both the wine and the beer.
The partnership of Highland Brewing Company, Biltmore Winery and Sovereign Remedies is one that is rooted in Western North Carolina’s culture. Highland Brewing is the pioneer of Asheville’s nationally recognized craft beer industry. The Biltmore Winery, meanwhile, has developed from a small part of the Biltmore Estate to now being the country’s most visited winery.
Sovereign Remedies represents Asheville’s now nationally recognized culinary scene. Having recently been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City, Chef House’s creations reflect a changing view of Appalachian cuisine and terroir.
A portion of each ticket sale will go to Manna FoodBank, an Asheville-based non-profit dedicated to ending hunger in Western North Carolina.
The dinner is limited to 100 guests. Tickets are $100, including tax and gratuity.
Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. An annual production of around 46,000 barrels makes Highland the largest independent family-owned brewery born in the Southeast and it has the third largest solar array in an American craft brewery. Today, the company is led by Wong’s daughter, Leah Wong Ashburn, and has 50 full-time employees.
Highland Brewing is at 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., in Asheville.
For information on Sovereign Remedies, visit http://www.sovereignremedies.com/
To learn more about Biltmore Wines, visit www.BiltmoreWines.com.
MANNA FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983. The e mission of MANNA FoodBank is to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina. Visit MANNAFoodbank.org.