Jessica Gualano of the Wine Studio of Asheville was among the vintners and distributors in attendance.
Ice sculpture by Jeff Pennypacker of Masterpiece Ice
Nearly 400 attended the event, which was held at The Venue in downtown Asheville.
Bouchon and Creperie Bouchon were both represented.
The Venue served a pino grigio spritzer with a meringue dollop saturated in liquid nitrogen
Verve's Jess McCuan, Jen Reed, WNC Contributing Editor Jon Elliston, and Mountain Xpress' Mackensy Lunsford
AIR President and owner of Fiore's Anthony Cerrato with Chef William Dissen of The Market Place
Taste of Asheville is a fund-raiser for AB Tech's Chef's of Tomorrow scholarship
Mamacitas served up mini chips topped with guacamole and pomegranate
Miki and Greg Kilpatrick, owners of Homegrown restaurant and Saffron catering co.
Rick Jackson, Fielding Lowe, AIR Executive Director Christine Sykes Lowe, and AIR Vice President Sherrye Coggiola
Dewey Andrew, Lauren Wall, and Susan Andrew
Jael and Dan Rattigan, owners of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge