Our signature event
Grand TASTE Experience
Durham Armory, Durham

A “Best of the Triangle” culinary experience with live music and more than 30 local chefs, artisans, restaurants, distilleries and beverage purveyors

General Admission: 6:30 PM – 9 PM

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Cider Class & Tasting

Black Twig Cider House

Join us as we imagine ourselves journeying through the orchard while Mattie Beason leads a lesson in cider making and history. You’ll learn from a cider expert while tasting four ciders in this 60 minute session.

4 PM – 5 PM

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Only 30 seats are available!

 

The Ultimate Gluten-free Dinner
Primal Food & Spirits, Durham

Our first ever gluten-free event! Join us for a three course served dinner by one of Durham’s most talented chefs, Tim Lyons of Primal and Blu Seafood. Tim has put together a creative and flavorful gluten-free menu which will be paired with various ciders curated by Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House. You’ll also enjoy a wonderful dessert prepared by Joe Parker of JP’s Pastry, the Carolinas most renowned gluten-free pastry chef.

Enjoy a delicious menu, including the best gluten-free desserts you’ve ever eaten.

6 PM – 9 PM

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Limited to 60 seats, so sign-up today!

The Seasonal Chef Class
The Art Institute, Durham

Learn how to plan your home cooking around harvest seasons from Piedmont’s Chef John May – and enjoy a four course menu while doing so!

10 AM – 11:30 AM

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Our signature event
Regional Grand TASTE Experience
Durham Armory, Durham

A “Taste of the South” culinary experience with more than 30 regional local chefs, artisans, restaurants, distilleries, and beverage purveyors

General Admission 12 PM – 2:30 PM

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Wine vs. Beer
PNC Club at the Durham Bulls Stadium

It’s time to settle the score once and for all and there is no better place to have this competition than in the confines of the PNC VIP Club at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Get ready for 5 innings of small plate pairings crafted by creative local chefs. It is up for you to decide if Wine or Beer pair better with each of these offerings. Great way to start off the Durham Bulls season with a special experience.

4 PM – 6:30 PM

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Tacos y Tequila Night at Dos Perros
Dos Perros Restaurant, Durham

Viva Mexico! This festive event will provide you with an evening full of sweet and savory delights, Mexican style. The ever diverse and talented Charlie Deal of Dos Perros, JuJu and Jujube restaurants will create six different types of tacos for you to sample along with sips of six different and unexpected flavors of Tequila. Order your favorite type of Margarita and mingle while munching in this cocktail-buffet style set up. We’ve got a fun pairing prepared for you that will have you ordering tequila with your dessert for years to come!

6 PM – 9 PM

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Jazz Brunch at NanaSteak
NanaSteak, Durham

Take a local trip to the Big Easy on Sunday and enjoy live jazz music while brunching on savory items prepared by famed chef Scott Howell’s kitchen at NanaSteak. The varied menu has something to offer anyone and the mimosas and Bellinis are sure to keep the conversation and laughter flowing.  Since every good meal deserves something sweet at the finish, we will offer a luscious buffet of goodies from a handful of fabulous Durham bakers. 

Choose a reservation time:
12:00 PM seating
12:30 PM seating *
1:00 PM seating
1:30 PM seating
2:00 PM seating
2:30 PM seating

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Only 24 seats available at each seating between 12pm and 3pm, so sign up today!

* Galloway Ridge reserved seating time. Transportation will be provided for Galloway residents.

 

Salt & Smoke – TASTE 2017-Style with Live Music
The Rickhouse, Durham

TASTE 2017 honors Kevin Callaghan, acclaimed chef/owner of Acme in nearby Carrboro, NC, and the originator of Salt & Smoke, a traveling festival of real southern food and music. As Kevin would say –  “Get Your South On” and join us for a family-friendly, casual celebration of BBQ, oysters, beer, music and authentic delicious southern foods. The Rickhouse overlooks the famed Durham Athletic Park, the original home of the Durham Bulls – and you can sit, stand or stroll around our southern-style BBQ atmosphere and backdrop.

Kids under 12 admitted free!

4 PM – 7 PM

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