Grand TASTE Experience at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

DATEApril 24, 2014

ENDING DATEApril 24, 2014

TIME 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

BUY TICKETShttp://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004C43EAD0F5AD

LOCATIONDurham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701

PHONE919.680.2787

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Event Description

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Expect to be memorably satisfied from a night spent sipping & savoring samples of chef offerings, pastries & sweets, wines, local craft beers, spirits & coffee.

The Grand TASTE Experience will present you with an abundance of culinary creations, artistic baked goods, a plethora of fine wines, locally-brewed craft beers, certified organic Chapel Hill-distilled spirits, and Triangle-roasted coffee. Meander through DPAC’s airy atrium to mingle with fellow food enthusiasts and meet food & beverage experts eager to share about their specialties.

BUY THE WINES YOU TASTE: The Grand TASTE Experience is limited to sampling & enjoying, but if you like what you taste at the wine distibutors’ tables, you can place orders for pick-up at wine shops at a later date.

You will not want to miss out on this first-ever Grand TASTE Experience, an evening of irresistibly delicious tastings! Attendance will be limited.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (Food Bank). Furthermore, the event will feature a Silent Auction with a wide assortment of prizes. ALL proceeds of the Silent Auction will be donated to the Food Bank! See below for a list of Silent Auction items.

TICKETS TO THIS SIGNATURE EVENT ARE NOW ON SALE ONLINE, AT THE DPAC BOX OFFICE AT 123 VIVIAN STREET IN DURHAM OR BY PHONE AT 919. 680.2787.

NOTE: Ticket price includes Ticketmaster charges of approximately $11-12/ticket. To avoid these charges, visit the DPAC box office at 123 Vivian Street in Durham to purchase your tickets. On-street parking near DPAC is readily available, convenient and free of charge. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm.

GRAND TASTE EXPERIENCE PARTICIPANTS
FOOD
Acme Food & Beverage Co: Chef Kevin Callaghan
An Cuisines: Chef Steven Deveraux Greene
Bleu Olive Bistro: Chef Sam Papanikas
Blu Seafood & Bar: Chef Tim Lyons
Carolina Crossroads Restaurant: Chef James Clark
Cupcake Bar: Chefs Anna Bramly & Katie Braam
Durham Spirits Company: Chef Katie Coleman
G2B Gastropub: Chef Carrie Schleiffer
Herons: Chef John Childers
Il Palio Ristorante: Chef Teddy Diggs
Juju: Chef Charlie Deal
Jujube: Chef Charlie Deal
lucettegrace: Pastry Chef Daniel Benjamin
Mad Hatter/Saladelia: Chef Darrell Brown
Matthew’s Chocolates: Chocolatier Matthew Shepherd
[ONE] Restaurant: Chefs Kim Floresca & Daniel Ryan
Parizade: Chef Robert Adams
Piedmont Restaurant: Chef Ben Adams
Primal Food & Spirits: Chef Tim Lyons
Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop: Chefs Justin & Katie Meddis
Saltbox Seafood Joint: Chef Ricky Moore
Toast: Chefs Billy & Kelli Cotter
Watts Grocery: Chef Amy Tornquist
Weathervane Cafe (Southern Season): Chef Ryan Payne

BEVERAGES
Authentique Vin Wine Importer: Thomas Meunier
Domaine Franck Besson: Franck Besson
Terroir Originel: Aurelien Fiardet
Banfi Wines: John Miketa
Brood Soda: Jonathan Lehman
Carolina Brewery: Robert Poitras
Carrboro Coffee: Scott Conary
Chatham Hill Winery: Steve Simmons
Empire Distributors (20 wines)
Excelsior Wines: John Boshart
Fullsteam Brewery: Sean Lilly Wilson
Indigo Wine Group: Dana Brady
Justin Vineyards: Autumn Fleck
Landmark Vineyards: Autumn Fleck
Majestic Family of wines: Garth Biggar
Sidney Frank Imports: Jennifer Gregg
TOPO Distillery: Esteban McMahan
Total Beverage Solutions: Victor Spotloe
Kono NZ Wine
Weihenstephan Beers
W.J. Deutsch & Sons: Mike Colston
Williamsburg Winery: Matthew Meyer

SILENT AUCTION PRIZES:
Bull City Carwash
– Full Detailing
Chapel Hill Toffee
- Gift Basket, featuring toffee & more
Durham Spirits Company
 - Certificate for Cooking Class for two attendees
Finks Jewelers - Roberto Coin bracelet
Jessica Arden Photography
- Photo sitting, plus one mounted 8″x10″ print
Joie de Vegan - 
Gift Certificate for Gluten-Free, Vegan Custom Baked Goods
Linda Dickerson –
One Hour Interior Design Consultation
Massage Envy
- Gift Basket
Mill & Bird –
Hand-crafted fine leather handbag
South
Southern Season –
Gift Basket
UNC Press –
A collection of 8 “Savor the South” cookbooks
Whole Foods –
Gift Basket including a $50 gift card

We wish to thank the generous donors of these quality gifts for their contributions to the Food Bank.