Tickets are on sale for TerraVita, the annual food and drink festival held each fall in Chapel Hill.
TerraVita has a number of events as part of the four-day festival. Here are a few highlights:
▪ A “Deep Run Roots” dinner to celebrate the new cookbook by Kinston chef Vivan Howard of Chef & The Farmer in Kinston and the PBS show, “A Chef’s Life.” The dinner will be recipes from the book prepared by these chefs: Brian Kaderavek of Chef & The Farmer in Kinston; Frank Lee of Slightly North of Broad (SNOB) in Charleston, S.C.; John May of Piedmont in Durham; Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill; and Cynthia Wong of Butcher & Bee in Charleston, S.C. The dinner costs $135 and includes an autographed copy of the book. The dinner is 6-8:45 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Parlour at Manns Chapel in Chapel Hill.
▪ Pits, Spits and Grills dinner from 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 30. The participating chefs include: Jim Noble of Noble Food & Pursuits in Charlotte; Joe Kindred of Kindred in Davidson; Sam Jones of Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville; Kim Hunter of Kimbap Cafe in Raleigh; Regan Stachler of Little Hen in Holly Springs; and master baker Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary. Tickets cost $85.
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▪ Its signature event, Grand Tasting on the Green, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Southern Village in Chapel Hill. More than 40 chefs and artisan food makers will be serving food. Tickets range from $60-$80.