The month of fancy dinners: Blind Pig, Bull & Beggar, Sierra Nevada & more go big with Asheville dinner events

Asheville is bursting with themed dinners this month, including some from our talented Festival participants! Here, BlogAsheville gives us the scoop. Don't miss the Asheville Wine & Food Festival dinner series next month, leading up to the Grand Tasting, August 24.

Asheville eaters have their work cut out for them this month, with several specialty dinners of note happening in the next few weeks: A Blind Pig pop-up with tix still available, a decadent French wine dinner at Dough, a Sierra Nevada beer dinner with the chef from Biscuit Head, and more.


The Bull & Beggar debuts with Wedge beer dinner

The standout event this July might be the Wedge beer dinner that’s the inaugural event held at The Bull & Beggar, the new restaurant likely to open this month in the RAD next to the Wedge. As the owners deal with alcohol permits, Asheville awaits an official opening date…but the beer dinner definitely happens on Sunday, July 14.

The Bull and Beggar is from the culinary imaginations of Matt Dawes, formerly of Table, and Drew Wallace of The Admiral. Beer dinner tix can only be bought at the Wedge. More details here:

On Sunday, July 14, 2013 @ 8pm, The Bull and Beggar proprietors, Drew Wallace, creator of the Admiral and Matt Dawes, originally of Table will be on hand to talk you thru a 5 course, 5 Wedge beer supper. Buy your tickets in advance… $50 cash or check @ The Wedge Brewery.


Blind Pig pop-up: Game On

On Thursday July 11 is Blind Pig’s Game On pop-up dinner with chef Jake Whitman of the brand-new Ben’s Tune Up onthe south side. While Blind Pig events happen every month, this one is notable for not yet being sold out.

If you’ve always wanted to try the Pig, this might be a good place to start.

Tix are $60. More info here. 6:30-10 pm., location TBA.


Dough Bastille Day wine dinner

On Saturday July 13 is the first dinner from Dough, the North Asheville chef-driven bakery, market and deli. Dough’s going big with a four-course wine dinner of lobster, lamb and chocolate cake from two Asheville chefs. Only 20 seats:

For our very first monthly dinner, DOUGH Chef/Owner Brian Ross is teaming up with French-trained Chef Susi Gott Seguret to celebrate the flavors of France with this intimate four-course wine dinner.

The dinner is $85/person, wine included, and we are only seating 20.

Summer Tomato Tart with Garlic + Thyme

Lobster with Ginger, Lime + Sauternes

Plate of Apple Brandy Farms Lamb: Roasted Chop with Mustard, Lamb Loin Confit with Tarragon, Navarin

“Gateau Moelleux au Chocolat” with Vanilla Sauce + Raspberry Coulis

More about the Dough dinner here.


Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, The Isis, Biscuit Head and The Infamous Stringdusters: Mix well and add beer

And Asheville Beer Guy Tony Kiss writes that Sierra Nevada teams up with Dogfish Head for a six-course beer dinner at West Asheville’s Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. This one’s a six-course event with the Isis chef and Biscuit Head’s Jason Roy, with included show from the Infamous Stringdusters. Thursday, July 25:

Sierra Nevada is teaming up with Dogfish Head Brewery to put on a six-course beer dinner July 25 at the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road in West Asheville. The Infamous Stringdusters will perform and Isis chef Mike Mahoney and Jason Roy of Biscuit Head will fix dishes that honor Western North Carolnia and Dogfish Head’s Deleware home. Sierra Nevada’s Brian Grossman and Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will be there. Tickets are $80 and you can get them online at

According to Mountain Xpress, Dogfish Head president Sam Calagione will be there.

Here’s the scoop from the Isis:

$80 :: Includes : 6 courses with pairings, narrations from members of both breweries, and the show to follow.

Limited seating in Isis’ dining room. The 6 course dinner will be followed by a standing room with some balcony seating show.This will be a collaborative six-course pairing dinner. Chef Mike Mahoney of Isis and Chef Jason Roy of Biscuit Head will be preparing dishes keeping in mind the cuisine of both breweries’ locations- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s new brewery in Mills River, and Dogfish Head’s location in Delaware. Each course will feature a selection from each Brewery.This Dinner will be followed by an evening with The Infamous Stringdusters.


Post courtesy of BlogAsheville, your online guide to restaurants, beer, music, events and the best of Asheville, NC.