Taste the Event 2014 – April 23-27, 2014

rectangular plate of scallops advertising Taste the event April 23-27, 2014

Ever wondered what it would be like to be in “Foodie” Heaven?  This inaugural event presented by The Durham Magazine promises to grant you that pleasure.  Taste The Event 2014 is a five-day festival that will include food and beverage events showcasing local food culture and culinary traditions which distinguish Durham and Chapel Hill as a center of culinary excellence.

The festival kicks off in Chapel Hill on Wednesday evening with a Reception event at TOPO, the south’s only certified organic fully local distillery.  Here you will not only get to sample local spirits and small plates, you’ll also get to tour the state-of-the-art distillery and meet local food writers.  Next up is the Grand TASTE Experience at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Thursday evening, continuing through Sunday the festival has various scheduled events in Durham and Chapel Hill.

The Taste festival will highlight area chefs, restaurants, bakers, food artisans, wine vendors, brewers, and farmers.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  This will be an annual event that you don’t want to miss.

Festival Events:

Date:           April 23, 5-7 p.m.
Event:         Opening Cocktail and Hors D’oeuvres Reception
Location:     TOPO Distillery
                    505 W Franklin Street
                    Chapel Hill, NC

Date:           April 24, 6-9 p.m.
Event:         The TASTE Experience
Location:    Durham Performing Art Center
                    123 Vivian Street
                    Durham, NC    

Date:          April 25, 9:30-11 p.m.
Event:         Drink & Dessert Reception
Location:    The Piedmont Restaurant
                    401 Foster Street
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 25, 6:30-9 p.m.
Event:         Taste of Italy Wine Dinner
Location:     Il Palio Ristorante at the Sienna Hotel
                     1505 E. Franklin Street
                     Chapel Hill, NC  27514

Date:           April 26, 6:30-09 p.m.
Event:         Master vs. Master Wine Dinner
Location:    The Black House
                    5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 26, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Event:         Shop,  Cook & Taste
Location:    The Durham Farmer’s Market
                    501 Foster Street
                    Durham, NC

Date:           April 27, 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Event:         Gospel Brunch
Location:    Old Well Room at The Carolina Inn
                    211 Pittsboro Street
                    Chapel Hill, NC

Date:           April 27, 4-7 p.m.
Event:         Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ Dinner
Location:    The Weathervane Restaurant at Southern Seasons
                    201 S Estes Dr
                    Chapel Hill, NC

For tickets and more information about the individual events listed above please click here.

Guests staying at Morehead Manor can walk to the events at the DPAC, The Piedmont Restaurant, and the Durham Farmer’s Market.  Other events in southern Durham & Chapel Hill are no more than 6-12 miles from the inn.

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