Mouthful

February 25, 2014

Travel to Asheville for Fire on the Rock

Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association puts together a special package to entice diners to make the trip for Fire on the Rock dining competition.

The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association is offering an enticing deal for next month’s Fire on the Rock events.

Fire on the Rock is part of a statewide cooking competition where two chefs compete to create the best three-course meal using a secret ingredient. The diners and a panel of judges help pick the winners and who moves to regional and then a final statewide competition.

The Fire on the Rock dinners are March 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 at the Lioncrest at the Biltmore Estate.

If you book a room for one night at one of the 17 participating inns, you also get two tickets to a Fire on the Rock dinner, two wine glasses from the N.C. Wine and Grape Council, a sample bottle of Cackalacky Sauce, free dessert for two at Ambrozia, free dessert for two at The King James Public House, a coupon for 10 percent off lunch or dinner at Seasons Restaurant, a coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase (alcohol not included) at LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery), one complimentary chef’s choice appetizer with the purchase of a bottle of wine at Strada Italiano and a coupon to buy two signature drinks and get your choice of one complimentary tapas at The Social Lounge.

Rates differ based on the inns and availability. Some inns allow pets.

Info about Fire on the Rock: competitiondining.com.

List of the 17 participating inns: ashevillebba.com.

An Cuisines wine tasting and fundraiser

On Thursday, An Cuisines in Cary is hosting a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased by calling 919-677-9229. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. The restaurant is at 2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary.

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