Taste Carolina Artisan Series
In honor of its fourth anniversary this month, Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is offering six Durham/ Chapel Hill/ Carrboro/ Hillsborough events featuring food artisans and chefs. These six events will showcase how artisans and chefs partner with local farmers to use seasonal ingredients in their products and dishes. The events are intended to be experienced as a series, and tickets are on sale in packages of six events ($240), five ($210), four ($175), or three ($135). Remaining tickets for each event will go on sale one week prior. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and you must choose which events you will attend as you register here. We're sorry, but there are no refunds. Space is limited. We look forward to seeing you!
Please contact us prior to registering if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Thursday, April 18th, 2013, 6pm.
Chapel Hill Creamery Tour and Acme Cheese Dinner.
Enjoy a tour of Chapel Hill Creamery's farm followed by dinner at Acme! Arrive at Chapel Hill Creamery at 6pm sharp for a tour of the farm. Dinner at Acme featuring the cheeses will follow.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, 6:15pm.
The Farmers' Daughter and Farmhand Foods Cooking Demonstration and Dinner with Piedmont Wine Imports at Eastern Carolina Organics.
Experience local on a whole new level! Arrive at Eastern Carolina Organics at 6:15 sharp. April McGreger, owner of The Farmer's Daughter, and Drew Brown, Sales & Distribution Manager for Farmhand Foods and former chef and owner of Piedmont Restaurant, will collaborate on a cooking demonstration in the kitchen of Eastern Carolina Organics. They will also team up to prepare a delicious dinner.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, 6pm.
Cackalacky Hot Sauce, Fullsteam Brewery, Pie Pushers, American Meltdown, and The Parlour: An Amalgamation.
Beer, hot sauce, food trucks, and ice cream? Perfect! Learn about these five local companies while enjoying food and drink. The evening will begin with a tour of Fullsteam's Brewery and a beer tasting. Over dinner prepared by Pie Pushers, American Meltdown, and The Parlour (with off-the-menu items) and featuring Cackalacky products, we'll talk with owners and operators of the businesses collaborating on this event. Arrive at Fullsteam at 6pm sharp. Dinner will take place inside the brewery.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, 6:00pm.
TOPO Vodka Distillery and The Crunkleton.
Learn the art of the cocktail featuring local, organic vodka! The evening will start with a tour and tasting at TOPO Distillery. Afterward, we'll head back to The Crunkleton for a TOPO cocktail, snacks, and a demonstration by Gary Crunkleton. Meet at The Crunkleton at 6:00 sharp. This event does not include a full dinner.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 6pm.
Durham Taquerias and LocoPops Tour.
Come explore Durham's taquerias followed by a tour of LocoPops! We'll enjoy food at three of Durham's most authentic taquerias, La Poblana, Los Comales, and La Vaquita before heading to LocoPop's production facility for a tour and tasting with owner, Summer Bicknell. You'll enjoy hearing about Summer's journey to create one of the coolest businesses in North Carolina. Arrive at LocoPops (2604 Hillsborough Road, Durham location) at 6pm sharp. We'll caravan from there!
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 5:45pm.
Two Chicks Farm and Panciuto in Idyllic Hillsborough.
Join us for a tour of Two Chicks Farm followed by dinner at Panciuto! Arrive at Two Chicks for a farm tour and pickling demonstration at 5:45pm sharp. You'll leave with jars of goodness. A short drive takes us to Panciuto, where James Beard award nominee, Aaron Vandermark, will prepare dinner featuring Audrey and Debbie's products.
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Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, NC 27707