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Our stellar week in Asheville (July 12-18, 2015) will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned wine experts, and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains, and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2015 will revolve around the passion that infuses each step of preparation and presentation, and is felt by those who dine with us, whether they were involved in the process or are simply guests at our table.

Each day centers around a 3-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch, and a wine tasting afternoon/evening session. The music in the background will be the drone of bagpipes and the lilt of flute and fiddle, as the Swannanoa Gathering's Celtic Week enhances the colors on our plates. Culinary students are welcome to join in evening festivities which last often until dawn breaks over the hill.


CULINARY PASSION

Sunday, July 12th
 
4:00-5:00 Arrival & Registration at Garden Cabin
5:00-7:00 Welcome & Introduction to Culinary Passion by Nathalie Dupree & Mark Rosenstein  in Garden Cabin

Monday, July 13th     
9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with Nate Allen (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00 Luncheon on Café Patio
2:00-3:00 River Stroll
with Mark Brenner
4:00-6:00 WINE TASTING with Philippe Bourgeois on the Cabin Porch, accompaniments by Duane Fernandes*  

Tuesday, July 14th

9:00-12:00 Hands-on
session with Ulfet Ralph (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00 Luncheon on Café Patio
2:00-3:00 Farm Tour with Chase Hubbard
4:00-6:00 BEER TASTING with Oscar Wong* on the Cabin Porch, accompaniments by Peter Affatato*  

Wednesday, July 15th
9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with James Lumley (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00
Luncheon on Café Patio
2:00-3:00
Garden Tour with Michael Gentry
4:00-6:00
WHISKEY TASTING with Carl Petzold, on the Cabin Porch, accompaniments by Michael Moore*  

Thursday, July 16th   

9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with Frederick Snyder (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00
Luncheon on Café Patio
2:00-3:00 Woods Hike with Alan Muskat
4:00-6:00
MIXED DRINKS with Charlie Hodges, accompaniments by Susi Gott Séguret  

Friday, July 17th    

9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with Mark Rosenstein (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00 Luncheon on Café Patio
2:00-6:00
Free for Asheville Brew Tour…or…
7:00-9:00 Farewell French-Style Picnic by SSCA Graduates Mary Collins-Shepard, Kathy Harter, Amy Cerra, with Music by Special Guests  

Saturday, July 18th   

10:00-12:00 Parting Brunch at Grove Park Inn Sunset Terrace…or…

(*TBC)


Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, LLC
PO Box 18462
Asheville, NC  28814
828-301-2792
ssca@schoolofculinaryarts.org