September Celebration 2024

Sept 14, Ivory Road

Our Trial to Table events are a chance for us to showcase crops and varieties from our farm trials via the talented hands of local chefs. We challenge our chefs to be inspired by our farm trials and to be creative with their dishes. The food is always delicious and our hope is  that you experience something new and begin to rethink what our regional food system can offer.

SEP 14, 2024 |

Our Trial to Table events are fun and casual events, but arrive early to make sure you get to sample all the dishes.

Ivory Road

Ivory Road event space in South Asheville: 
1854 Brevard RoadArden, NC 28704

Sustainable

We encourage you to bring your own fork and spoon and cup (bamboo and compostable options will be available).
Ashleigh Shanti serving heirloom collards at our trial to table event in Asheville NC
Chef Yunanda Wilson cooking taro at the utopian seed project taro pop-up
Jamie Swofford, Old North Farm and Utopian Seed Project board member serves yard long beans for our crop trial taste testing
Trial to Table Event at The Boat House Asheville NC

Trial to Table – September 2024

Our September Celebration will take place at Ivory Road, South Asheville, NC.

Ticket price includes two small plates from each chef (8 plates total), and drinks are inclusive. We’ll also be running a Utopian Seed Project tasting table to show off some of these ingredients in their pure form.  A note on pricing transparency: we want these events to be as accessible as possible and so have a flexible pricing policy, if you’re able to pay more than $50 then great, if you can’t then that’s great to.

Suggested Price: $50.00

In stock

Minimum Price: $25.00

THE MENU

V – Vegan | Vg – Vegetarian | DF – Dairy Free | NF – Nut Free | GF – Gluten Free
Sweet Potatoes
One of the things that we think make our  Trial to Table events special are our Utopian Seed Project tasting tables.

 

Jill Wasilewski

Pastry

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Dish 2

 Yunanda Wilson

Savory

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Dish 2:

TBD

Savory

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Erica ‘Shorty’ Imhoff

Savory

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BIG THANKS TO OUR DRINKS SPONSORS

Meet the Chefs

Chef Jill Wasilewski - Trial to Table Event, Asheville NC

Jill Wasilewski

After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2011, Jill traveled extensively, working in kitchens around the world to gain as many different culinary perspectives as possible. From Washington DC to New Orleans to Melbourne, Australia to rural Guatemala, Jill ended up in Asheville where she opened Ivory Road Café & Kitchen in August of 2016.

Ivory Road

Chef Yunanda Wilson, Trial to Table Asheville Event

Yunanada Wilson

A-B Tech Alumini chef, Yunanda Wilson, is paving the way to introduce authentic Burmese flavors through her pop-uo series named “aThoke Lay”. Burma, also formerly known as Myanmar, is nestled in SE Asia with strong neighboring countries. Chef Yunanda describes Burmese cusine as “a playful balance of chin ngan sat”, a Burmese phrase which means sour, salty, and spicy.

TBD

Chef Shorty, Trial to Table Chef (Bun Intended) Asheville NC

Erica 'Shorty' Simhoff