Come to The Great Smoky Mountains and celebrate Appalachian cuisine and culture on April 10-13 with the Melange Of The Mountains culinary event.
The weekend will officially begin at the Melange of the Mountains Gala Thursday evening, April 10 at Laurel Ridge County Club. Participants will prepare tastings of their favorite recipes, showcase or compete for recognition and awards. The gala event will extend into a weekend itinerary filled with an array of specialty dinners, culinary demos, and tastings hosted by Melange of the Mountains participants. Events such as Farm to Table, Hops to Tap, Sip and Stroke, Dinner on the Mountain, Champagne & Caviar, Five Course Candlelight Dinner, Wine Pairings will take place throughout the county.
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. Attendees are invited to sample delicious items directly from the menus of area restaurants and to feast your eyes on expertly plated specialties entered in the competition.
Frogs Leap will not be participating in the gala this year due to a lack of staff to both run the restaurant and participate in the gala. We regret this necessity and hope to be back next year to defend our 2013 title. FLPH will be open for lunch and dinner as usual with exciting menus full of spring flavors and local products. Make sure you come see us when you are in town for this once a year culinary event. Call 828-456-1930 for reservations.