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Join us for the 2015 Mélange of the Mountains

MARCH 26 – MARCH 29, 2015

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Haywood County Tourism Authority and Buy Haywood will host our 11th Annual Mélange of the Mountains, a Culinary Gala, presented by DSCN0134Duke Energy on March 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Laurel Ridge Country Club.

Experience the culinary talent of some of Western North Carolina’s most regarded Restaurants and Vendors as area chefs compete in categories ranging from salad to seafood to dessert. Participants will prepare dishes in categories ranging from soup and salad to fowl and seafood that will be scored on predetermined criteria by a panel of regionally acclaimed judges. Restaurants are recognized for the top (3) places in each category, an Award for Overall Culinary Excellence and the People’s Choice Award. New this year is the Melange of the Mountains Beer Competition, where local breweries will enter their beer in categories such as Light, Medium, Dark and Specialty/Seasonal Beer.

Directly following the competition, the event will open to the public, providing an excellent opportunity for attendees to sample the culinary creations directly from the menus of area restaurants and to feast their eyes on expertly plated specialties entered in the competition. Take in the local Microbrew scene as local breweries, who participated in the beer competition, will be on hand to offer samples of their frothy creations.

To further promote Haywood County as a culinary destination, the Gala event will extend into a culinary weekend filled with a wealth of specialty dinners, culinary demos, tastings and pairings hosted by Mélange of the Mountains Participating Restaurants and Vendors. These ticketed, reservation required and specially created events provide attendees the opportunity to further become acquainted with their favorite restaurants over the weekend, March 27-29. For a full list of participating restaurants and vendors visit HaywoodChamber.com.

Tickets for the gala are $35 for Chamber Members and $40 for Non-Members. The Chamber will also have VIP upgraded tickets available for $60, which includes early entry into the competition to view the Chefs in action. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Ticket availability is limited. Visit www.haywoodchamber.com , call (828)456-3021 or email mtinsley@haywoodchamber.com for additional information and to purchase your tickets today.

 

Kick off the Weekend at the
11th Annual Melange of the Mountains Culinary Gala

March 26: 5:30-7:30p at Laurel Ridge Country Club

Experience some of Western North Carolina’s most regarded restaurants, microbreweries, artisan producers and culinary talent as participants compete in categories ranging from salad to seafood to dessert.  After the competition, participants will offer expertly plated samples of specialty items inspired by their own menus and culinary point of view.

Confirmed Culinary Participants:DSCN0108

  • Balsam Mountain Inn
  • Blossom on Main Thai Fusion
  • Blue Rooster Southern Grill
  • Bosu’s Wine Shop
  • Cataloochee Guest Ranch
  • Chef Randy Phillips – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort
  • City Bakery – Waynesville
  • Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon
  • Cork & Cleaver at Waynesville Inn
  • Frankie’s Italian Trattoria
  • Frog Level Brewing
  • Haywood Smokehouse
  • Lake Junaluska
  • Laurel Ridge Country Club
  • Selu Garden Cafe – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort
  • Sunburst Market
  • The Classic Wine Seller
  • The Waynesville Soda Jerks

Wet your appetite with this video from our friends at Visit NC Smokies highlighting the flavors of previous Mélange events: CLICK HERE

PURCHASE GALA EVENT TICKETS HERE

 

Continue the fun by indulging in the

Mélange of the Mountains Culinary Weekend

March 27-29, 2015

To further promote Haywood County as a culinary destination, the Gala event will extend to a Culinary Weekend filled with a wealth of specialty dinners, culinary demos, and tastings hosted by participating restaurants and other local businesses.

Some events are free and open to the public while others are ticketed requiring reservations.

For a full list of participating partners & events,
visit HaywoodChamber.com

Each and every event is designed to provide attendees the opportunity to further become further acquainted with their favorite “local flavor” spots over the weekend.

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