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“Taste” Presented By Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos, Featuring Vip Pol Roger Champagne Experience

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$50 - $100

“Taste” Presented By Harrah’s Cherokee Casino

WNC’s  premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs, wineries, and Brew Masters — all coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to help make Autism more understandable, held at beautiful Laurel Ridge Country Club and Event Center. Big names bring bold flavors to “Taste”, a delightful evening of gourmet food, wine, and local Brews.  Sample from many local restaurants and mingle with the areas top culinary talent, sip award-winning wines and beer from some of the best local breweries. To add to the ambience of the eveing the cool sounds of James Hammel and Friends performing a quartet featuring jazz, pop, and renditions of Artist like “Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé & Frank Sinatra. Master of Ceremonies Paul Viau will have the floor and our attention thought the evening &   Auctioneer Allen Brasington will get evertone in the giving mood with a Live Auction, We will auction off some wonderful gifts and packages that will help our efforts for the Olson Huff Center, a division of Mission Childrens’ Hospital & Haywood County School Foundtain …with a special appearance from Dr. Mimms  who will speak about the program & the facility.

VIP Champagne Experience featuring Pol Roger

Beginning at 4:30 VIP guests will experience the exclusive VIP Pol Roger Champagne tasting in the Alliance Lounge, exquisite food provided by Deer Park from Biltmore Estate.  a first look at Silent and Live Auction items, live music and stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Then at 5:00 entrance to “Taste” will begin with a first look and sampling of all wineries and restaurants  allowing the VIP Guests 30 minutes early admission. Priced @ $100 per guest

“Taste” General Admission

General Admission begins at 5:30 and also offers an evening of spectacular food, wine, and local beers. Sample from many local restaurants and mingle with the area’s top culinary talent. Bid on some of our silent action items, then dance the night away with a Live Band and await the action of live Auction with our Master of Ceremonies. This will be the premier Foodie event for Haywood County of 2018! Priced @ $50 per guest

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$100.00Add to cart






2019 Participating Breweries, Restaurants and Wineries

Participating Restaurants:

Participating Distillery:

2018 Participating Wineries:

Wagner Family Wines

2019 Participating Breweries:

Live and Silent Auction Donors:

 With A huge thanks to all of our Partners as well as all of the participating restaurants 


April 24
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$50 - $100
Event Category:


The Alliance


Laurel Ridge Country Club and Event Center
49 Cupp Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
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(828) 492-2104