Join us for our annual celebration of Southern food traditions.
**Event Activity Fee sold separately from room.
Always a much-anticipated start to the Blackberry Year, Taste of the South is our annual celebration of Southern food traditions—and the many ways the cuisine continues to grow and evolve. With a dazzling mix of demonstrations, tastings and teachings to delight the palate, this epic three-day event features the Fellowship of Southern Farmers, Artisans and Chefs and benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance. Beyond incredible food, you’ll enjoy the company of like-minded friends, delicious wine and the illuminating perspective of some of the most important voices of today’s food world. The use of cuisine as a catalyst for philanthropic work is the event theme this year, and we’re excited to bring it to life by welcoming Chef Tandy Wilson, Chef Sarah Grueneberg, Vintners Mark McWilliams and Matt Courtney, Scholar in Residence Julia Turshen and Inductee Chef Ashley Christensen. This event sells out quickly.
HIGHLIGHTS & FEATURES:
Group meals featuring Blackberry Farm and Guest Chefs paired with wines from Arista Winery
Cooking demonstrations with Guest Chefs
Wine presentation and tasting from the Guest Winemakers
Keynote speaker presentation by Scholar in Residence
Special programming and festivities
Silent and live auctions benefitting the Southern Foodways Alliance
What started with a wild blackberry bramble, blossomed into this completely luxurious, farmstead on the range, where master gardeners share their craft, fragrant earthy truffles are found and delicate, smoky whiskeys are tasted aplenty.
With a beautiful bounty of recently harvested crops and a plethora of perfect beverage pairings nestled at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, answer the call of this ideal idyll for your next intimate gathering, wedding, getaway or seasonal holiday party.
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