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Saturday, June 1

A Gorge-ous Evening Out for Annual Passholders

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20 Annual Passholder, $5 for Rockin’ Discovery Passholders.

The Hickory Nut Gorge is home to iconic landmarks like Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, but did you know it’s also host to an assortment of locally-crafted foods and drinks? Enjoy an intimate evening celebrating the Gorge’s natural features and locally-made gourmet appetizers by the Old Rock Cafe, artisanal cheese made by The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant, craft beer  from Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery and wine from Burntshirt Vineyards as the sun sinks behind the mountains.

What’s on the menu?

From The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant
Shrimp & grits spring rolls
House-made cheese and charcuterie with cracks
House-made truffles

From Old Rock Cafe
Mini crab cakes topped with Cajun remoulade and micro greens
Tortellini skewers with a pesto vinaigrette
Bison sliders with bacon onion jam and caramelized onions

From Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

Pours of two of the brewery’s flagship beers.

From Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room & Bistro – Chimney Rock
Tastings of Rock Bottom Red and Lake Lure White Blend

Call 828-625-9611 to register. Preregistration is required. Deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28.


Saturday, June 1
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm